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Old 12-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default 1911 cloth map of "Winnipissiogee"

This was a Christmas gift to me, have to say one of the best gifts ever!

It is a cloth map of "Winni" and yes, the spelling at the top is correct! It came in a beautiful frame, something I will cherish for the rest of my life and will one day pass down to my grandchildren.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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That's a wonderful gift for a map lover, especially one from "The Lake". Thumbs up to the gift giver!
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:40 AM   #3
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This was a Christmas gift to me, have to say one of the best gifts ever!

It is a cloth map of "Winni" and yes, the spelling at the top is correct! It came in a beautiful frame, something I will cherish for the rest of my life and will one day pass down to my grandchildren.
Y'know, the copyright has expired.

Just sayin'...
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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Congrats on the great gift! As you can probably tell from my username I am a collector of all things Winnipiseogee. It took me almost 5 years of searching to find a copy of that map (I had originally seen it poster on the forum in 2005). Someone got you a wonderful present!
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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I find it quite interesting to see what Hazards were actually marked that far back

-- The Witches
-- Middle Shoals
-- Little Mark
-- Parker Isl
-- North side of Treasure Isl
-- the area where current FL#3 is located (SE corner of Bear Isl)
-- the passage area between Sandy & Bear Isl
-- etc, etc etc
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #6
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Back in the day, before computer aided drafting/design..ie (CAD), engineering drawings were drawn on Mylar. Before that they were drawn on translucent Bond drafting paper. And way before that, engineering drawings were done on "stabilized" Linen. ...Cloth

All these mediums had to be translucent so light could pass through the drawing to make Blueprint copies. These drawings were the "Originals", and blueprints were the copies. Blueprints went down to the manufacturing floor and were considered expendable. The "Originals" were kept in a very secure place in the engineering office closely guarded by a librarian.

Most of these materials were quite stable with regards to expansion and contraction due to humidity, wear and tear, and repeated use and handling. Drawings done on Linen were also usually done in ink. NB

EDIT: For those with some curiosity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drafting_linen

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Congrats on receiving such a great Winnipesaukee gift/keepsake!!! I am a collecter of old Winni maps as well & have a copy of that same map dated 1911. I was fortunate however in that I found my copy (plus an even earlier version dated 1907) stuffed in the bottom of a magazine rack in my Grandparents' cottage many years ago....fortunately I didn't have to go searching for it like Winnipiseogee did. My Grandparents had purchased their lake cottage in 1919 and the maps probably had been buried under the magazines for years.
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Default 1911 cloth map of "Winnipissiogee"

As an update to this post, I was just fortunate enough to be able to purchase another copy of this 1911 map on eBay. Checking eBay for old Winnipesaukee/Winnipissiogee Lake maps is part of my daily ritual. Not really sure why I bought a map that I already possessed but I just couldn't let such a rare collectible get away (guess I'm a little obsessed). Here are pictures of my three favorite maps (a 1907, 1911 and 1959 map:
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