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Old 01-20-2019, 07:44 AM   #1
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Default Old Film Clip Of Endicott Rock

A short old film clip of Endicott Rock State Park and people watching the boats come in to Lake Winnipesaukee, NH shot around the 1930's or 40's. Maybe someone can actually date this a little better based on the amount of fill around the monument.

Check out the boat going like hell through the Weirs Channel at about 00:35. Shame on those old timers no respect.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqRtbSRvFAw

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Wow great clip!! Weirs was soo much different. Love the walkway around Endicott Rock and the bath house. Guestbook speed limit through the channel


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Great clip.....no wake violation though.Where was the MP back then ? : )
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Maybe some of our resident gear heads can pinpoint the model years of the vehicles.

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Ya know, up till sometime around 1930, the Weirs shoreline was all rocky. From the 1930's through the 1970's, the sandy beach was made bigger and bigger and bigger, with sand dredged up from the channel and trucked from outside sand pits. From the movie clip above, the elevated walkway over the water, going out to Endicott Rock has been replaced by a now old concrete walkway and a rock jetty.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Endic...82203598480481

That spot is actually a great place to go sup paddle boarding. On most days, you can park in the Laconia beach p-lot, within 30' of the water, Weirs Channel, for 8-quarters/hour, unload your sup, hit the channel, and go paddle out around Endicott Rock and over towards the docked Mount Washington, along outside the swim rope line for the public beach; maybe 500-yards paddle. If you get into trouble there with the big waves, there's usually lifeguards there, who would help, even though it's out beyond the rope line. Plus, no one seems to mind if you beach your sup on the north end, closer to the Mount, and use the beach or the public restroom.

Now in 2019, if The Dive actually happens just north of the 230' Mount Washington cruise ship there, you can go sup paddling over to The Dive there, just for something to do?
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Looks like late 30's based on cars but definitely pre-WWII.
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Ya know, up till sometime around 1930, the Weirs shoreline was all rocky. From the 1930's through the 1970's, the sandy beach was made bigger and bigger and bigger, with sand dredged up from the channel and trucked from outside sand pits. From the movie clip above, the elevated walkway over the water, going out to Endicott Rock has been replaced by a rock jetty.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Endic...82203598480481

That spot is actually a great place to go sup paddle boarding. On most days, you can park in the Laconia beach p-lot, within 30' of the water, Weirs Channel, for 8-quarters/hour, unload your sup, hit the channel, and go paddle out around Endicott Rock and over towards the docked Mount Washington, along outside the swim rope line for the public beach; maybe 300-400 yards paddle. If you get into trouble there with the big waves, there's usually lifeguards there, who would help, even though it's out beyond the rope line. Plus, no one seems to mind if you beach your sup on the north end, closer to the Mount, and use the beach or the bathroom.

Now in 2019, if The Dive actually happens just north of the Mount Washington there, you can go sup paddling over to The Dive there, just for something to do?
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Even though I have you blocked, it's hard to not see your posts when not logged in. Why would you suggest doing this on one of the more congested parts of the lake, especially after a few drinks as you also suggest and intentionally put yourself in harms way.
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Maybe some of our resident gear heads can pinpoint the model years of the vehicles.

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Good idea, never thought of that. Maybe some one knows.
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Even though I have you blocked, it's hard to not see your posts when not logged in. Why would you suggest doing this on one of the more congested parts of the lake, especially after a few drinks as you also suggest and intentionally put yourself in harms way.

I never said anything about alcoholic beverages..... not me, no way .... just a quart water bottle that fits tight into the sup cup holder, and empty enough so it will float ..... and a very long sup paddle for some strenuous paddling. The sups usually stay closer to the shore, where the motor boats usually do not go? Is one big, happy, Weirs boating area ..... and very scenic ..... a natural sup type of a water place ...... paddle-ho!
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Great clip.....no wake violation though.Where was the MP back then ? : )
There was no MP until late 50's. There were two Steelcraft patrol boats operated by the Public Utilities Commission and the officers had police-like uniforms. Not so many rules then, and not so many boats. The PUC maintained the navaids and published the related navigation chart. The speed limit in the channel started at the bridge where there was a sign that said your running time from this point to the similar sign at the south end should not be less than 5 (3?) minutes. Most people actually slowed down at the outermost flasher at the north end. Common sense and courtesy, back when all boaters waved to each other.
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There was no MP until late 50's. ....... and more.
Thanks for that information.
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Should have mentioned: The PUC boats had a boat house in the Channel, close to what used to b Cannon Marine., north of the current WOW/Channel Marine. Maybe a small office or store room. Nothing that could be called a headquarters as we think of it today.
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Wink From the Film...Asbestos I Can Figure...Latest is 1938?

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Looks like late 30's based on cars but definitely pre-WWII.
WWII began in Poland—1939, but agree, most of these parked cars were definitely from the late 30s.

One of car models parked lakeside appears in front of the Capitol building on Pearl Harbor Day (1941). The same day, the same model also appears fragmented by a bomb among Pearl Harbor photographs. Was its radio tuned to a broadcast of Isolationists?

Parked nearest the entrance is a Ford "Business Man's Coupe", AKA, the "Three Window Coupe". Usually "chopped" and "channeled" for hot-rods from the 1950s. Pontiac made a eponymous coupe through the same years.

'Best as I can figure, years for the Ford "Business Man's Coupe" were 1934 to 1938. For ventilation, the windshield hinged forward (to open at the bottom), and the rear window rolled down.

Want a good original one today? It'll cost you upwards from $35,000!
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Maybe some of our resident gear heads can pinpoint the model years of the vehicles.

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Sadly, our gearheads that know all of those makes and models are slowly disappearing.
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