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Old 05-27-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Ask the experts! Help No. 2

Who can be the the "Fritz" Wetherbee of the forum on this question and tell us the story about this place on the lake and what happened here.

I kinda knew that years ago there used to be a landing for the ferry / steam boats on Long Island years ago, seems there might have been a hotel as well.

Some old photos and a current picture from yesterday. Is this all the same place?

For years I have always wondered what this little man made outcrop into the lake was all about.






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Old 05-27-2019, 06:21 PM   #2
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... what rhymes with gorilla ... is owned by the State of NH... is pretty much an unimproved mess of a boat launch, dirt ramp?
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
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Found a little information / history here
http://www.moultonboroughhistory.org...ane%20Rice.pdf



Pictured here on this old map more or less in the lower center, with just the notation "Landing" same location as the color image above on the broads side of the island.

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Default Long Island Inn

The spot off Long Island is owned by the Austin family. The road in the picture ( now a grass path) leads to the still standing and now on the state register of historic places Long Island In. From the Moultonboro Historical Society:
Long Island Inn in 1874, with the steamboat landing known as “Brown’s Wharf” just below the Inn on the western shore of the lake. The boulders which composed the wharf are still in place and can be seen from the lake today. The “Mount Washington” and the “Lady of the Lake” were
among the steamboats which delivered guests and mail with five daily stops. Another was the “Lamprey”, earlier known as the “Montclair”, which was built on the beach on the southeast part of the island. The hotel, based on the Brown’s original farmhouse, was operated by George K. Brown, son of
John and Catherine, and later by George’s son, Harry. Barbara and Will Austin now have it as a bed and breakfast. It once was able to accommodate 50 guests.
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Thank you very very much for the detailed reply. I was not sure if anyone would. I have always wondered about this place . Years ago it must have been something to see the “Mount Washington” and or the “Lady of the Lake” stopping in there and maneuvering around in a very open and unprotected part of the lake on windy days. Unlike the protected bays they currently pull into nowadays. Almost no evidence there was a landing there years ago other than the fact that right up at the shore you can still make out the hand made stone walls at the water line.

Any idea about when it might have been last used as a landing, any rough time frame.

Thanks so much for the reply and information.

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I don't know the date, but when the bridge to Long Island was built, the ferry became obsolete.
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The side wheeler burned in 1939. In the early 40's MW II gave her engines to the war effort, so I'd suggest regular stops at the landing ended before 1940. Wood or coal fired steamers may have continued, but we don't hear much about the war years.
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I don't know the date, but when the bridge to Long Island was built, the ferry became obsolete.
Thank you, that seems like it would make sense that the bridge would curb the need for the ferry.

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The side wheeler burned in 1939. In the early 40's MW II gave her engines to the war effort, so I'd suggest regular stops at the landing ended before 1940. Wood or coal fired steamers may have continued, but we don't hear much about the war years.
Thanks for those thoughts.

I managed to find a couple of maps. 1 from about 1895-1905 (guessing date) that shows the landing similar to the one I posted above, and another one from about 1925 that is almost exactly the same as the older one that omits the course of the Mount going to the landing. So my (guess) would be the landing was not being used at that time. (I don't know)

Circa 1895 -1905 ?



About 1925 Map that omits the landing as part of the route.
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