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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-26-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,269
Posted By Waco1148
Insurance for island properties

Having trouble getting homeowners/fire insurance for an island property, they say that in case of fire it would be a total loss, therefore won't issue a fire policy. There are hundreds of cottages...
Forum: History 12-20-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
The book "Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age...

The book "Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age of Aviation: Flying Over Winnipesaukee and Beyond," is still available from the author or at local book stores, or Amazon. If you're interested in...
Forum: History 04-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,460
Posted By Waco1148
Old film of Winnipesaukee

Question for the group: I found some old home movies from the 20s and 30s at the dump-brought them home because Moultonborough and Wolfeboro were mentioned on the labels on the film cans. I think...
Forum: History 02-21-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 114,448
Posted By Waco1148
There's a big "Latchkey" sign on a red garage in...

There's a big "Latchkey" sign on a red garage in Meredith, on the left as you head down Pleasant St. going toward Meredith Neck. Here is another Latchkey image. The Post Office had a National Air...
Forum: History 01-26-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
Bob Fogg did indeed fly from Hampton Beach, the...

Bob Fogg did indeed fly from Hampton Beach, the beach was the airport because there were none anywhere in NH. He flew from Hampton and other locations around the state starting in 1920 until he...
Forum: History 01-20-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
And you thought flying at the Weirs was only in...

And you thought flying at the Weirs was only in the summertime! Here we see the "Staggerwing" Beechcraft parked on the ice near the summertime location of the seaplane base. I think winter of 1936-7...
Forum: History 01-13-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 60,085
Posted By Waco1148
For those who are interested, the above image is...

For those who are interested, the above image is a postcard of Bob Fogg's Travel Air 6000 airplane, which flew at the Weirs from 1929-31. It was brand new from the factory in the spring of 1929, and...
Forum: History 01-06-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 60,085
Posted By Waco1148
Excellent news, please let us all know when...

Excellent news, please let us all know when you're planning the fly-by so we can see it in person! If I didn't already share my book about the Weirs seaplane base with you I will be happy to send you...
Forum: History 12-30-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 61,353
Posted By Waco1148
And just for fun, here's a nice view of the old...

And just for fun, here's a nice view of the old "Mount" taken from one of the seaplanes that was based at the Weirs. Judging from the wing strut in the edge of the picture, it was the "Staggerwing"...
Forum: History 12-30-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 61,353
Posted By Waco1148
"removal" of the debris...darn keyboard!

"removal" of the debris...darn keyboard!
Forum: History 12-30-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 61,353
Posted By Waco1148
Cool, I've never seen any pictures of the deone...

Cool, I've never seen any pictures of the deone of the debris of the Weirs Cafe and the old "Mount" being removed after the fire. Here's one showing seaplanes with the fabric burned off the wings and...
Forum: History 12-30-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 114,448
Posted By Waco1148
With the jeans and scarf she's right in style for...

With the jeans and scarf she's right in style for 2019, but there's not a lot of girls who were wearing jeans in those days.
Forum: History 12-01-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
And if you had one nowadays...I think there are...

And if you had one nowadays...I think there are five left in the world. This one is not the one that flew at the Weirs, but the same make and model.
Forum: History 12-01-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
Nice try, but I meant to upload this image, with...

Nice try, but I meant to upload this image, with the info about the airplane. That will teach me to submit without previewing...
Forum: History 12-01-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
Here's another postcard with the relevant...

Here's another postcard with the relevant statistics.
Forum: History 12-01-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
The aircraft pictured on the postcard is a...

The aircraft pictured on the postcard is a Curtiss MF flying boat, F for the original model designation and M for Modified, known as a Seagull. When Bob Fogg bought it surplus in 1923 it came with a...
Forum: History 11-29-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
And here is the front of the postcard. 1924 was...

And here is the front of the postcard. 1924 was Bob Fogg's first full summer of flying at the Weirs. The aircraft pictured is a First World War seaplane trainer which Bob purchased as surplus in 1923...
Forum: History 11-29-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
Great book on Winnipesaukee history!

Not in the book-just found this on eBay a couple days ago. First I've seen of a postcard from an actual passenger of the Weirs seaplane base. To save everyone from having to read the handwriting, the...
Forum: History 11-17-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,257
Posted By Waco1148
To the above comments, yes, I did mean the Scott...

To the above comments, yes, I did mean the Scott and Williams branch in Laconia, it was still a big employer in town when I was a kid. Wish that B-17 was still around, don't know what happened but it...
Forum: History 11-16-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,257
Posted By Waco1148
The B-17 was given to the city of Laconia by...

The B-17 was given to the city of Laconia by Robert Thompson, president of Scott and Williams, and flown up from Portsmouth by Floyd Miller, formerly of the Winnipesaukee Seaplane Service and the...
Forum: History 11-16-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Waco1148
Winnipesaukee Seaplane history!

Many readers of the Forum have enjoyed my book about the seaplane base that operated at the Weirs during the 1920s and 30s. Well, the warehouse that was selling the book online is going out of...
Forum: History 11-24-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,676
Posted By Waco1148
Winnipesaukee Aviation History Book

For the pilot, history buff, or anyone interested in Lake Winnipesaukee, and that's everyone on this forum, on your Christmas list..."Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age of Aviation: Flying Over...
Forum: History 10-23-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,532
Posted By Waco1148
Photo of Bob Fogg and others?

Here's a challenge for the Winni history buffs. I'm still fooling around with the history of Bob Fogg and the Weirs seaplane base (and I still have books to sell), and I found the attached image on...
Forum: History 09-16-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 60,085
Posted By Waco1148
Great Kittyhawk picture

Thanks Loonwatch for posting this picture, and it was nice to hear that the Bob Fogg book clarified some history for you. That's why I wrote it!
Forum: History 05-05-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 60,085
Posted By Waco1148
I'm sorry that you were disappointed in the book,...

I'm sorry that you were disappointed in the book, although you are the first that I have heard that from.

As far as the quality of the images, most are copied from 80-year-old small black and...
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