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Forum: Boating 09-12-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bear Guy
Boats with sleeping quarters ("houseboats") are...

Boats with sleeping quarters ("houseboats") are certainly allowed on Winni. Perhaps you are thinking of restrictions on overnighting. From the NH DoS website...
Forum: Boating 09-04-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By Bear Guy
Splash

These two news sources are clear the forklift fell into the water, in the process crushing the boat.
https://www.concordmonitor.com/Police-say-forklift-took-a-plunge-at-Laconia-Marina-19897896...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 08-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bear Guy
Cormorant

Looks like the Double-crested Cormorant:
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/double-crested-cormorant...
Forum: History 08-14-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Bear Guy
Article in the paper regarding the book: ...

Article in the paper regarding the book:
https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/bear-island-s-history-explored-in-new-book/article_c1bbdea0-974f-11e8-a760-4bd969420bf0.html
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,944
Posted By Bear Guy
Sophie was built specifically for the lake in...

Sophie was built specifically for the lake in 1969 in South Boston (source NHPR 2017).

Last summer, the we met the Doris one day she substituted for the Sophie. Though no freezer, the crew did...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,071
Posted By Bear Guy
semantics

Without getting lost in the details, I wish OP success.

To dwell in the details, a common definition for locavores is a 100 mile radius to be considered 'local.' As the Vermont border is less...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By Bear Guy
Bizer (http://bizer.com/winislan.htm) lists these...

Bizer (http://bizer.com/winislan.htm) lists these islands in that area:

Little Pine #1 NE of four islands, S of Jerry Pt, Bear I
Rock #1 NW of four islands, S of Jerry Pt, Bear I
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 80,008
Posted By Bear Guy
Emerson Aviation is posting images on Facebook....

Emerson Aviation is posting images on Facebook. As of 3:00p Apr26, Wolfeboro Bay has cleared, but still one ice patch south of Tuftonboro Neck "in the route." "maybe later today"
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,863
Posted By Bear Guy
http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/40/4088c3c6baae4f1bd80...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/40/4088c3c6baae4f1bd80da68ff4abf3c0d67231c242812fc6a974633428c80425.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,196
Posted By Bear Guy
Lens flare

The effect you see is lens flare (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_flare). Light from the sun is reflected in the camera lens(es), creating these artifacts. If you watch the time lapse, you'll see...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By Bear Guy
My annotations. View is pretty close to due...

My annotations. View is pretty close to due north.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,477
Posted By Bear Guy
Three rain events (Oct 25th, 26th, 30th) have...

Three rain events (Oct 25th, 26th, 30th) have pushed lake level up about a foot.
https://www4.des.state.nh.us/Rti_home/station_information_display.asp?WID=winni&ID=WEIN3
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,807
Posted By Bear Guy
You might check out this thread, and several...

You might check out this thread, and several others that are linked from it:

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18206
Forum: Boating 10-10-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bear Guy
For early October, it looks to me like lake level...

For early October, it looks to me like lake level is fairly normal:
http://bizer.com/lakelog.png (Credit bizer.com)
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,148
Posted By Bear Guy
I recommend having a look at the guide on the...

I recommend having a look at the guide on the left side of the link (https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=New_Hampshire&city=Meredith#.WdYUpluPJJ8) below. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,148
Posted By Bear Guy
Post Could be ISS

If I may suggest your time is a little off, this could certainly be the International Space Station. The link below lists sighting opportunities from Meredith, all visible with the naked eye. I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,206
Posted By Bear Guy
water tower

That's a water tower disguised as a lighthouse:
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=8321
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=8320
Forum: Boating 09-05-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,058
Posted By Bear Guy
Here's the WMUR story: ...

Here's the WMUR story:
http://www.wmur.com/article/man-boy-recovering-after-boating-mishap-water-search/12170642

PeterG, it appears the globe article is poorly phrased. WMUR makes it sound like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,425
Posted By Bear Guy
Mailboxes

Found this online image of the 'north end' mailboxes; I'd say 80 is a good estimated count for these metal mail repositories. And the NatGeo article that blog links to has the island's cottage count...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,425
Posted By Bear Guy
Estimate

The Meredith Assessing Department has a full list of properties on the web. I used this list (link below) and found roughly 225 lots listed on Bear. Take off a good dozen for conservation and YMCA...
Forum: Lost & Found 08-24-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By Bear Guy
Found - Facebook

White Ronix board reported as found on the "I boat on Lake Winnipesaukee" Facebook page.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,326
Posted By Bear Guy
This web posting about the rebuilding of the...

This web posting about the rebuilding of the Birch-Steamboat bridge states the old bridge was made with red oak, not hornbeam.
https://www.houzz.com/projects/191818/steamboat-bridge
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,501
Posted By Bear Guy
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopost/showphoto....

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=135

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=11250
...
Forum: Boating 05-08-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 35,590
Posted By Bear Guy
Here is Bizer's lake level chart from a decade...

Here is Bizer's lake level chart from a decade ago. I estimate the peak of the 1998 flood was just over 14 inches above full lake, and down to about a foot for July 4.
Chart does also show the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-01-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,527
Posted By Bear Guy
We use a single cross brace on each section of...

We use a single cross brace on each section of dock (see image 1) - which might keep your costs down - we we find to be quite effective. You'd want to alternate diagonal directions on each section....
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