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Old 09-11-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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A few days ago I found a wreck that is really interesting. Completely intact as wrecks go and about 30 feet+ long. Prop, rudder, engine (looks like another McDuff), cleats, running lights-everything is there. Looks like it went down fast because nothing appears to have been salvaged. Nor has it been stripped.

I estimate its age at about a century old.

What surprised me is that on the bow it has the initials "H H" (oddly those are my initials). This is only the 2nd Winni wreck I have found with any identifying information on it. The other is the "WEONIT" in Lees Mills.

About 5 years ago I assembled a list into a spreadsheet of every known historic vessel I could find on Winni. Most are of course steamers but many pleasure vessels and some commercial vessels as well. I found no reference to any vessel with some or all of the letters "H H".

Can anyone help me run down the history of this boat with the initials HH?

Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:09 AM   #2
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Attached; I didn't see anything that indicated there was more to the name but I am guessing there is.
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The "Weownit" belonged to my great uncle Will Carter. Here it is shown passing "Camp Itsuitus" near Lee's Mills. On board are my mother and father.

See it here,

http://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/...ad.php?t=17868
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:42 PM   #4
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A few days ago I found a wreck that is really interesting. Completely intact as wrecks go and about 30 feet+ long. Prop, rudder, engine (looks like another McDuff), cleats, running lights-everything is there. Looks like it went down fast because nothing appears to have been salvaged. Nor has it been stripped.

I estimate its age at about a century old.

What surprised me is that on the bow it has the initials "H H" (oddly those are my initials). This is only the 2nd Winni wreck I have found with any identifying information on it. The other is the "WEONIT" in Lees Mills.

About 5 years ago I assembled a list into a spreadsheet of every known historic vessel I could find on Winni. Most are of course steamers but many pleasure vessels and some commercial vessels as well. I found no reference to any vessel with some or all of the letters "H H".

Can anyone help me run down the history of this boat with the initials HH?

Thanks.

H.H. Buffum built boats just after the turn of the century. If it's looks in that age range perhaps there is something there ?

http://vintagemotoring.blogspot.com/...der-racer.html
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Great shot of the Weonit thank you.

As to the Buffum reference thank you also-how many names have HH in them? Completely possible Buffum owned this boat.

I did find a valve in the wreck that I took home. After examining it I saw that a company in Ohio made it so I emailed them pictures to help me date the wreck.

Here is their reply:
Itís a compression Grease cup (Figure 869 or 870). Think itís the 869. I see the word ďMECCAĒ on it which was the 869

We still had them in the catalogs in the 1950ís (see attached) But they arenít in the 60s era catalogs

The assembly drawings we still have are dated 1902~1909 not sure if we made them prior to that but possibly. So best guess is we made them from around 1900 til the early 1950s

Thank You,

Mathew Reverman
Chief Engineer
The Wm. Powell Company


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