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Old 08-28-2022, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Lake Winnisquam 2022 Fall diving

I am hoping to get away from the ocean and get back into lake diving again this summer and fall. I will post when I will be going and hopefully some of you may wish to meet up with me and join in some shallow SD/SO dives at Ahern until the frigid water hits.
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Old 08-29-2022, 02:08 PM   #2
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Going to Pot Island tomorrow to explore shallows at noon.
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Old 08-29-2022, 04:29 PM   #3
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I believe itís Potts Island. Anyhow, itís a mystery to me why it isnít occupied or used in someway. Havenít seen a soul in five seasons. Years ago I was informed itís owned by a older couple in Laconia.


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Liability. insurance, permits, environmental impact issues. Gone are those days back in the 50's when you could just homestead on an island for the summer and no one worried about it.
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Is it Pot Island or Potts Island? As a local resident I am sure you are probably right [historically] but all the maps I see [and google] say it is called Pot island. Somewhere along the way the name may have been changed. I haven't dug deep enough into the local history to find the Potts family but it would make sense to name it after a prior owner and not a kitchen utensil.
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Is it Pot Island or Potts Island? As a local resident I am sure you are probably right [historically] but all the maps I see [and google] say it is called Pot island. Somewhere along the way the name may have been changed. I haven't dug deep enough into the local history to find the Potts family but it would make sense to name it after a prior owner and not a kitchen utensil.
Will pull out my old map and check. Give me a few minutes


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I was mistaken. Haven’t pulled this map out for years. It is named Pot on the oldest map I have from ‘66

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The history of that name is curious.
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I like this site http://www.gpsnauticalcharts.com/mai...cal-chart.html for underwater contours.
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Tomorrow [Saturday] will hopefully be arriving around 9:30 at Ahern to do some exploring of the underwater terrain. Nubble is going to be a zoo w/ divers and tourists on a holiday weekend. Not to mention the traffic. Won't be going near that place!
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Will be going to Ahern mid-morning tomorrow [Saturday] if my head cold has passed by then. Otherwise maybe Sunday. Water is still comfortable.
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Went yesterday and today. Water is 75 surface and comfortable. Viz is 15' +. Still bathing suit conditions, if so minded, for a short shallow dive.
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Old 09-15-2022, 03:16 PM   #14
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I plan to go to Ahern again this Saturday mid-morning. I'll post the lake conditions afterwards. Water should start to cool off in the next couple weeks so I want to use the thin suit as much as I can before that happens.
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