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Old 05-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Talking 2012 Shakedown Cruise

The 2012 M/S Mount Washington Shakedown Cruise

Monday, April 30, 2012
10:00 am from Center Harbor

Story from the Baysider, May 2. 2012
(Thank you McDude for the heads up!)










Matthew Fasset is a local photographer out of Alton Bay, in the same building as Downing's Landing.
He is also a Forum member, Digital Magic.
(That is myself with Bizer in the right side of the photo. Nice catch McD!)

For more information about cruises, please visit the 2012 M/S Mount Washington Cruise thread.

For historical information about The Mount, please visit The Legacy of the M/S Mount Washington thread.

More photos to follow.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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Thanks R G. Is the shakedown cruise by invitation only?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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The fire department joins in the celebration


The Sophie C from The Mount just prior to departure


Dry dock crib in Center Harbor with Doris E at the pier


Captain Paul Smith, aka "Smitty" oversees the boarding of the passengers


The Marine Patrol escort is getting ready for their annual ride with The Mount


Old Glory looks mighty fine on this beautiful day!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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Thanks R G. Is the shakedown cruise by invitation only?
Yes it is by invitation only. This cruise usually happens on the first Monday in May, but this year that date would have fallen on the 7th, which was too far into May.

The first public cruise of this season will be:
Sunday, May13, 2012



Mother's Day Champagne Brunch Cruise


Treat mom to a cruise and buffet brunch and cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee on her special day! Entertainment for the whole family.

Departing from Weirs Beach at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

For more information or to book your cruise, please visit Mount Washington Cruises or call 603-366-5531 or toll free at 1-888-843-6686
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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I believe this is Mile Island as we leave Center Harbor


View of the beautiful Belknap Mountains from the ship with a Forum member waiting to say hello!


The Mount's Marine Patrol escort with Center Harbor in the background


Misty Blue salutes the crew of The Mount as she glides by!


Then he tips his hat to the passengers! Lots of people waved to Misty


Black Cat Bridge adjoins Second Neck in Moultonborough to Black Cat Island


Photo by BlackCatBridge. "Glad to see you out and about again!"
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Black Cat Island with Misty heading home and another boat enjoying the beautiful day


Could this be Three Mile Island? We had just passed Black Cat Island.


Digital Magic, aka Matthew Fassett as he snaps pictures for The Baysider story.


The historic Hornbeam Bridge Connects Steamboat and Birch Islands
In October 1841 the first steamboat on the lake, The Belknap, was wrecked, giving Steamboat Island it's name.


Snow capped Mount Washington from The Mount!


Rattlesnake and Diamond Island as we head to the Weirs Pier
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #7
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The Wheelhouse view with reflection of where we have just been


Gliding past Governor's Island on our way to Weirs Beach


Eagle Island as we head to Weirs Beach to let Governor Lynch off the ship


Captains in the wheelhouse


Akwa Vista Lighthouse up on the hill


Weirs Beach docks

That's it, I am out of pictures. ViteBene came aboard and we all got to visiting.

What a beautiful day for the Shakedown Cruise! Many thanks to Mount Washington Cruises for letting me be part of The Mount's special day. I loved it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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Thanks RG! Nice pictures, and you ended up with the pick of the week as far as the weather goes.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #9
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The "Mount" is on Road Side stories right now! Channel 11.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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I missed the cruise in spite of an invitation and inclination. Responsibilities called. I am jealous and pledging not to miss another. Looking forward to seeing the Mount going by Rattlesnake, particularly Saturday nights!
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PLEASE, Mr. Ferland, the front of Ship is the "bow".....
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Cell phone image. From a friend emailed to me....

Governor plus others disembarking.
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PLEASE, Mr. Ferland, the front of Ship is the "bow".....
I thought it was the "pointy end".
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I thought it was the "pointy end".
Jokingly.
Whatever sort of floating object you have on any body of water (or stored in your barn, garage, back yard, etc.), the front is referred to as forward or bow. No exact spot is the bow, but it's all forward.
If one desires to go to a marina and ask questions about one's boat, go ahead and say pointy end. Some double ended canoes and rowing dories are also "pointed" in the back, rear, or the stern!
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Smile Thanks for letting us all take the 2012 Shakedown Cruise with you!

RG,

Thank you for taking and better yet, for posting all of your pics from the Mount's Shakedown Cruise for all of us to enjoy! Can't wait for summer vacation to get back to the lake... but for now... your pics are the next best thing to being there in person!

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