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Old 07-13-2020, 08:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any photos of the steamship era on Winnipesaukee? I believe it was back in the 1800s when these beautiful ships roamed the lake. I remember when I was younger seeing photos not just of the mount Washington but other “working” vessels used to transport supplies and complete other tasks on the lake. I wonder what the names of these steamships were and where I could see them.
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thanks. Some pretty cool stuff.
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Old 09-01-2020, 05:05 AM   #4
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James Bell

One of the older steam ships in Lake Winnipesaukee boating / passenger service history. Has this boats watery grave ever been located

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Attached is a pdf of a page from "Three Centuries on Winnipesaukee" one of my favorite reads.

The Bell ended up in Paugus as the page explains. Sorry you may have to rotate the image.
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Old 09-01-2020, 11:21 PM   #6
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The link was scattered all over the place. What page in the book? I'll look it up when I get to camp.
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The link was scattered all over the place. What page in the book? I'll look it up when I get to camp.
Looks like page 43.
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From an earlier time when Alton Bay was the center of the universe in the lakes region. The Weirs for lack of a better term did not exist yet and the mounts home port was here. Note the smoke rising in the background some of it is probably from the train depot on just the other side of the boat landing.

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Weirs:

A favorite from a long time ago, showing the mount along side a pleasure boat of the time. Sadly many of these beautiful boats were destroyed when fiberglass came into fashion. For anyone who has ever owned one they are a lot of work. I remember dad filling the boat with water every spring with water before the boating season in the drive way to start the process of getting the boards to swell up and tighten up the boards.

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This never happened. Obviously printed before the fire. A little false advertising here. I don't think the mount "sailed" anywhere


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This never happened. Obviously printed before the fire. A little false advertising here. I don't think the mount "sailed" anywhere


That ad mentions "six mountain ranges." What are they? I know the Ossipee, Sandwich, and Belknap ranges, but what are the other three? Could be Presidential (can see Washington from spots), but what else?

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Sandwich Range and the Presidential Range. ��
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Other Ranges in NH

http://4000footers.com/range_nh.shtml
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That ad mentions "six mountain ranges." What are they? I know the Ossipee, Sandwich, and Belknap ranges, but what are the other three? Could be Presidential (can see Washington from spots), but what else?

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I never realized there was a daily flag stop on Bear Island back then!
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Blatantly false and misleading information on this post card for the "Lady of the Lake" on Winnipesaukee more like a cheap parlor trick to sell post cards from the Boston and Maine Railroad. Well! not entirely. Seems there were two Lady Of the lakes from "The Boston and Maine Rail Road" Back in the day. The one in the small post card (below) is from Lake Memphremagog on Vermont US/Canadian border .



The twin smoke stacks are the dead give-a-way.

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I never realized there was a daily flag stop on Bear Island back then!.
Photo taken from the Mount Washington from the mail stop there. If you notice the photo is looking downward from above. If you look closely you can almost make out the shadow of the person taking the picture.

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I get that, but it says "see six ranges." What six can be seen? I know Sandwich, Belknap, Ossipee, and, if counting Washington, The Presidentials. What are the other two mountain ranges that can be seen from Winni? Or is that, too, just hype.

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Belknap, Sandwich, Squam, Ossipee, Presidential Ranges. I did not know there were 6. I don't know the sixth, unless White Mountain range counted as #6. I always thought Presidential Range was a part of the White Mountains. I know the Mt Washington Cruise ship has a story telling but I think it says "5 ranges can be seen from the Lake. Only place in the world you can see 5 Ranges from one spot" I could be wrong but I doubt it.
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Belknap, Sandwich, Squam, Ossipee, Presidential Ranges. I did not know there were 6. I don't know the sixth, unless White Mountain range counted as #6. I always thought Presidential Range was a part of the White Mountains. I know the Mt Washington Cruise ship has a story telling but I think it says "5 ranges can be seen from the Lake. Only place in the world you can see 5 Ranges from one spot" I could be wrong but I doubt it.
Ah, yes! Squam Range—good catch. I can actually see Israel from my camp—can't believe I missed that (it's not on the page Top-Water linked to above).

So, Sandwich, Squam, Belknap, Ossipee, and maybe White + Presidentials separately.

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