Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > History
Home Forums Gallery YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-23-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
Argie's Wife
Senior Member
 
Argie's Wife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Alton
Posts: 1,908
Thanks: 533
Thanked 577 Times in 259 Posts
Default Old Navy Test Site in Lake W?

In a thread in the main forum there is discussion about wrecks in Winnipesaukee and someone mentions an old Navy test site... Very fascinating!

Could someone please tell me more about this?

THANKS!
Argie's Wife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
Mr. V
Senior Member
 
Mr. V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: the left coast (Portland)and West Alton
Posts: 710
Thanks: 11
Thanked 75 Times in 52 Posts
Default

During World War II the United States Navy operated a test sight for remote controlled submarines off the north western side of the island. Off the south side of the island remains a US Navy sound test laboratory and is a popular dive site.
Mr. V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 10:29 PM   #3
scubajay1153
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Gilford
Posts: 89
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I've dove the Empty Pockets wreck and searched for the Lab but I can't find it. Maybe a few more tries and Iwill get lucky!
scubajay1153 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 08:48 AM   #4
JTA
Senior Member
 
JTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Hebron, CT
Posts: 194
Thanks: 20
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Default Lost

Be careful. This could be a site similar to the "Lost" TV show. Any disappearing boats around that area? Any plane crashes??
JTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
Bubba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Merrimack, NH & East Alton, NH
Posts: 65
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Test site info

For info, go to the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical website, Diamond Island, Spooner family. There is good info as well as photos of what it looked like.

For Scubajay, go east from Empty Pockets. There is a brown boat house that sits low in the water. On the right side of the boat house, in about 10 feet of water is a concerete pillar with a steel frame around the top. This is the beginning of the tracks. The debris field continues southeast into deeper water. There are other parts, but that is the easiest to find.
Bubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-25-2008, 08:45 AM   #6
codeman671
Senior Member
 
codeman671's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,482
Thanks: 91
Thanked 361 Times in 228 Posts
Default

Not much for pictures, but here is the direct link.

http://www.lwhs.us/gilford/diamondisland2.htm
codeman671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
Mike M.
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 40
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default



I took this picture at the site in early July. I'll try and get some better pictures on my next dive.
Mike M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.38446 seconds