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Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By skprbob
great place for steam heads

If you're into steam, check out the New England Steam and Wireless Museum in East Greenwich, RI. They are best visited at an annual event called the Yankee Steam-Up, a couple of weeks after Labor...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By skprbob
one more

Don't forget Worcester Island!
Forum: Diving Winnipesaukee 11-10-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,211
Posted By skprbob
what is it?

It is a gas refrigerator. Gas mechanism at the bottom wit an ice tray rack at the top. The frame at 2:09 shows the manufacturer's name as "SERVEL" - a very popular brand of gas fridges in its time....
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By skprbob

Back in the late 60s-early 70s, my years as a counsellor at Camp Idlewild, I did not like being in camp on opening or closing day. The result was myself and two other staff members did "conducting"...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,691
Posted By skprbob

Sounds like a particularly large (>20 m) meteor called a "bolide". These produce a very bright contrail which can be seen during the day. They also occasionally explode in a very bright fireball...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By skprbob
Bear Island mail

The US Mail Boat Sophie C stops at Bear Island - at the mail dock on the north end and at east bear. The most convenient stop for handling packages is the mail dock, Monday thru Saturday at around...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,315
Posted By skprbob
plane info

The plane shows nose damage - missing a piece of cowling, missing prop hub cone, and has a bent prop. Searching for its tail number reveals other info: It's last recorded landing was at Kill Devil...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,394
Posted By skprbob
interesting tow

Way back when I was a counsellor at Camp Idlewild, a friend and I had a small outboard skiff and we spent a day off putting around the lake. We forgot only one thing - refilling the fuel tank! We ran...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,266
Posted By skprbob

I assume you're looking at buying a lot/building on one of the major islands, with other residents as well, as opposed to one of the small one-house islands. As far as I know, the only major island...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,635
Posted By skprbob
sophie toots


You're welcome! Always glad to make someone's day.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,635
Posted By skprbob
flash safety

Flashing light exchanges between the Mount and shore has been a long-time tradition on the lake, and most if not all of us in the wheelhouse will happily reply if it's safe to do so. Every so often...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,635
Posted By skprbob
honk your horn!

Hi S-o-M

If my geography is correct, your beach area is facing Bear Island. The boat appears to be the Doris E, which goes through that channel several times a day, sometimes in both directions....
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 30,915
Posted By skprbob
opening for 2017 season

Pier 19 store will be open on Friday, 26 May. Don't know yet about the gas dock or the outside snack counter.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,361
Posted By skprbob

All of that advice is great - just one small detail. Mt. Willard (2804 ft) overlooks Crawford Notch, not Franconia. The drive on rt302 up the notch is beautiful, especially when you drive right up...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,154
Posted By skprbob
food service

If your friend is into food service, she might be interested in the M/S Mt. Washington. Inquire at the Weirs Beach office - General Manager Jim Morash or Head Chef Kevin Fisk for details.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,366
Posted By skprbob
try the Mount

There are a variety of possibilities aboard the Mount Washington. Call the sales office at Weirs Beach for more info: 603-366-5531.
Forum: Diving Winnipesaukee 07-21-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,377
Posted By skprbob
snorkelling spot

Way back in camp counsellor days snorkel trips to the Belknap, the Witches, the Graveyard, and the Varney Islands were popular. Once found half of a Mercruiser outdrive in the Graveyard, complete...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,211
Posted By skprbob

Pier 19 store will indeed open on Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Not certain yet for gasoline.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,537
Posted By skprbob

Came to the Lake in the summer of 1962, age 11, as a Middler at Camp Idlewild. Teaching career enabled me to come back every summer, spending 14 summers at Idlewild until it closed. Gigs happened...
Forum: Diving Winnipesaukee 09-29-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,161
Posted By skprbob
idlewild boats

I think strongly that the boat Hans found is one of the double-ended Idlewild boats. Unfortunately, that pre-dates me a lot. I'll have to do some research.

The "Babs" was another Idlewild boat....
Forum: History 09-29-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,255
Posted By skprbob
Smile many thanks

Thanks for the pictures steve! I have a big interest in the history of old Pier 19, since the building and garage are now my house. Do you have any more?
Forum: Boating 08-15-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By skprbob
I'll try to make a couple of points: 1....

I'll try to make a couple of points:

1. BroadHopper is right that the light #29 channel is not a No-Wake area. If your boat is the only one there, you can go through at whatever speed you want. If...
Forum: Boating 07-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By skprbob
Melvin area

Hi Janet. I'll try a few places for you:

Boat launching - 19 Mile Bay (also has gas, not cheap), Melvin Wharf, Melvin River.

General shopping - You probably know the places in Moultonborough...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,547
Posted By skprbob

It is, in fact, a generator.

The green one in the picture was one of a pair of Onans installed when the ship first converted to AC power. One of the Onans was replaced several years ago by a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,660
Posted By skprbob
19 mile bay

The bay is fully skimmed over out to Chase & Farm Islands, but it has been so for only a couple of days. I would not venture out on it yet!
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