Historic Rochester carousel back in action with free rides
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An historic carousel is back in operation in a lakeside Rochester park, with free weekend rides being offered through Columbus Day.
The 113-year-old Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park on Lake Ontario recently re-opened after being closed for the past year to repair mechanical problems.
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says the carousel will offer free rides on weekends through Oct. 6-8.
Tickets for the 1905 carousel typically have been sold for $1 each.
The county-owned ride was closed in the summer of 2017 after problems were found in the crown bearing at the top of the carousel. A company in Ohio was hired to conduct the repairs.
The carousel, one of the few of its model still in use, features more than 50 hand-carved horses, tigers, lions and other rideable animals.