View Full Version : Bridges on Winnipesaukee

07-30-2006, 09:22 PM
How many bridges/roads connect islands to the mainland and what are the names of the islands. Thanks.

07-30-2006, 09:29 PM
I believe there bridges connecting to four islands...Long,Governors, Black Cat, and the fourth one escapes me.

07-30-2006, 09:53 PM
I believe there is a small bridge connecting Worcester Island near Springfield Pt.

07-30-2006, 10:20 PM
Christmas Island in Paugus Bay.

07-30-2006, 10:35 PM
1. Governors 2. Long 3. Black Cat 4. Worcester 5. Christmas (Paugus Bay)

07-30-2006, 11:05 PM
How about Oak Island in Meredith (near Spindle Point)?

07-31-2006, 11:27 AM
How about bridges connecting islands to other islands?

Gatto Nero
07-31-2006, 11:47 AM
There is the "Wishing Bridge" between between Birch and Steamboat. It was built in the 1930s and I heard somewhere that it's all still the original wood.

08-02-2006, 03:43 PM
Funny, most people just know and think of the three majors and forget about the others, although with Christmas Isl., isn't that more of a causeway than an actual bridge? ;) I have always said, "there is nothing like island life... esp. when you have a bridge to it!" :D

Bear Islander
08-02-2006, 08:34 PM
I'm sorry, but if you drive your car to your place, you don't live on an island!

08-02-2006, 09:16 PM
Channel Cottages (just after you enter Paugus Bay) boasts of an island on their property connected to the main land by a foot bridge.

Probably the only island from which a drive in movie can be seen!:)

08-03-2006, 08:52 AM
I'm sorry, but if you drive your car to your place, you don't live on an island!

I must agree to this.....having the comfort of driving to my place on Long Island and not having to deal with the issues of having boat access only....definatly seems like two differant worlds to me......

08-03-2006, 10:50 AM
I'm sorry, but if you drive your car to your place, you don't live on an island!

Hehe - Really? So the definition of and island is a body of land surrounded by water correct? So, we're on Black Cat Isl. - a body of land surrounded by water, thus an island? :D ;) We have friends on Cow Isl. and they always say we not "really" on an Island because we have a bridge, but and island is an island. :D Granted - I agree a "real" island on the lake is different, and a much different style of lake living, one I happen to enjoy quite a bit when I can. :cool:

Weirs guy
08-03-2006, 12:12 PM
hey, if Manhattan is still considered an island...

Bear Islander
08-03-2006, 04:22 PM
Root Beer is not beer.

Hamburgers have no ham in them.

"bridged islands" are not islands.

People who live on bridged islands are not islanders (sorry, but it's true).

08-03-2006, 04:33 PM
But what if it is a drawbridge? Up an island, down not?:laugh:

08-03-2006, 05:16 PM
I'm sorry, but if you drive your car to your place, you don't live on an island!

Bear Islander actually got this one right! :)

Straight from the New Hampshire Boating RSAs, the applicable passage highlighted in red :

Section 270-D:1
270-D:1 Definitions. – In this chapter:
I. "Boat" means every description of watercraft other than seaplanes, capable of being used or used as a means of transportation on the water and which is primarily used for noncommercial purposes, or leased, rented, loaned or chartered to another for such use.
II. "Commercial vessel" means any vessel carrying passengers for hire as a common carrier of passengers or property.
III. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of safety.
IV. "Director" means the director of the division of safety services, department of safety.
V. "Division" means the division of safety services, department of safety.
VI. "Headway speed" means 6 miles per hour or the slowest speed that a boat can be operated and maintain steerage way.
VII. “Island” is defined as a land mass totally surrounded by water and reachable only by boat.
VIII. "Motorboat" means any vessel being propelled by machinery, whether or not such machinery is the principal source of propulsion.
IX. "No wake area" means an area where a boat is to be operated only at headway speed.
X. "PFD" means a personal flotation device of a type approved by the United States Coast Guard.
XI. "Person" means person as defined in RSA 21:9.
XII. "Vessel" means any type of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, except a seaplane.
XIII. "Wake" means any disturbance created on the surface of the water as a result of combined vessel motion and hull displacement.
XIV. "Water skiing" means a person being towed behind a moving motorboat on skis or on aquatic equipment designed for towing an aquaplane or any other device, including bare feet of a person, but excluding a person being towed in another boat or motorboat.
Source. 1990, 171:1. 1995, 273:2, eff. July 1, 1995.

Skip ;)

Fishy Cover
08-03-2006, 08:45 PM
One Mile Island in Center Harbor once had a bridge from the mainland to the island. The stone abutments are there on either side but the center span is missing.

Bear Islander
08-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Thanks Skip!

So Bear Island is the largest island on Winni.

However I have walked and skied to the island and one of my neighbors arrives by helicopter. It wouldn't be hard to swim from the mainland either. Seems like they could have phrased that better.

Weirs guy
08-04-2006, 03:17 PM
"VII. “Island” is defined as a land mass totally surrounded by water and reachable only by boat."

So what is the state approved pc term for all the other land masses in the middle of the lake?

shore things
08-05-2006, 09:36 AM
We call it "Land."

08-07-2006, 02:45 PM
As defined by MW:

Main Entry: 1is·land
Pronunciation: 'I-l&nd
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: alteration (influenced by Anglo-French isle) of earlier iland, from Middle English, from Old English Igland (akin to Old Norse eyland), from Ig island (akin to Old English Ea river, Latin aqua water) + land land
1 : a tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent

You'all are looking at it figuratively, I am looking at it literally. As much as I am able to enjoy "true" island life from time-to-time, and I know it is taken very seriously by those of you that live on them... an island is an island, bridge or no bridge. :D ;)

Weirs guy
08-07-2006, 05:49 PM
So I guess that according to the state during the winter there are no islands?:D Either way some day I hope to move from "land" to an island, hopefully one without a bridge. So there you have it, another land locked island dreamer......