~From 1962 to 2013, Lane’s is more than Privateering History
In 1947 Edgar and Helen Lane purchased 27 Bristol Avenue, a rather neglected rooming house with an 8 hole outhouse in the backyard. Ed and Helen opened the largest furniture store on the south shore. Folks would block Bristol Avenue to catch a glimpse of I Love Lucy or Ed Sullivan on the snowy television set in the front windows while Ed and his son, Ron, wrestled with the giant antenna on the roof.
Lane’s went through many changes. Furniture, a beauty salon, a jewerly store and even rented apartments upstairs.
In 1962 Ed and Helen decided to make a major shift in business. They expanded the existing structure and added hotel guest rooms. They also included a restaurant, banquet room and coffee shop. Their son Ron, and his growing family moved from Whitehorse to help with the ever-increasing family business.
For many years, Ron ran the family business all the while raising nine children with his beloved wife Carol, plus involving himself with local politics. Ron Lane was mayor of The Town of Liverpool from 1985-1996.
Ron’s children Susan, Terry and Linda now work together to manage Lane’s. In 1994 Susan opened Snug Harbour Books and in 1998 she further expanded the shop and opened Snug Harbour Gourmet Shop.
Lane’s Privateer Inn has been through many changes over the years but one common thread makes Lane’s Privateer Inn what it is today ~ family means everything and every guest is treated like family. Welcome to Lane’s Privateer Inn, established in 1962.