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Old 07-02-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Winter Harbor Marina?

I'm looking for the correct name, info or photos of the marina that used to exist in Winter Harbor/Tuftonboro where the Winmiir condos now are. I understand the marina existed there until the early '80s. I've heard people mention that it was called Winnipesaukee Marina but I've not been able to find any info or reference to that. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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It was owned by Jack Lillis. The name was Winnipesaukee Motor Craft. Their daughter still lives in Wolfeboro. And you are correct, the condos were built I think, in 1984.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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That's helpful ... it's odd that there's almost no mention of it online or in any of the Winnipesaukee or Tuftonboro historical sites. Thank you!
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:57 AM   #4
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Question Crafty?

I can't find it either, and I'm certain I wrote of it here.

The reference I used was what my Dad called it, "Winnipesaukee Motor Crafty".

Just before you reached there by boat, you'd pass a home-made floating sign, "No Wake". With that very low-lying lot, I don't know how he managed to keep dry.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #5
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I think there was a speed limit sign there, Acres.
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Default Winnipesaukee motor craft photos

I have photographic negatives in a large format of photos of Winnipesaukee Motor Craft marina. One image is a nice aerial photo of the complex. private message me if you's like. I'll do the same to you now
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APS, didn't that sign say Headway Speed at the time?

Can you post any pics, How?
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:43 AM   #8
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Grandpa's 1930's cabin cruiser was stored there every winter.
Grandpa after WWII had purchased a used lobster boat.
The brand was BALTZER.
Constructed in Newburyport - I think.
A flat head 6 cylinder engine. Chrysler if memory is correct.

During one of the hurricanes of the mid-late 1950's - grandpa came up to lake and beached the bow and held onto it during the entire hurricane.
I vaguely recall the neighbors boats (all wooden) - smashed up on shore.
But Grandpa's boat was intact.

After Grandpa's passing the boat went through a few family members and was ultimately sold to someone on Cape Cod who was going to restore it.
Then the trail ends.
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Great story! I imagine they hauled it out on those railroad tracks they had??
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I think WMC was the Lyman dealer. To me, one of the best (wooden) "island" boats. We had a 1964 26 footer. Great in all kinds of weather/wind.

There are still several on the lake and we see them at the NH Boat Museum, and classic boat shows. You might find more history from museum folks.
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APS, didn't that sign say Headway Speed at the time?
Sorry, don't remember—only that it was a home-made, black-on-white, sign. When approaching WMC, it was "in your face". But for Winter Harborites, that short trip to WMC saved an 16-mile round trip run to Wolfeboro for gas.

WMC brings back memories of getting "white gas", buying my first three (used) outboards, docking nearby for a 50-foot walk to buy stamps, milk and groceries—all by boat.


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Nice old post to bring back! It did say headway speed at one time. I have fond memories of going to Ernie Piper's store when we were kids for a coke or ice cream.
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I bought one of the Mirror Craft 14 foot boats at the auction which I think was in the fall of 1981. It is still used every year as my Island work/run about boat and it has been a true work boat. One of my better investments! kerk
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If I remember correctly, they also were a dealer for O'Day sailboats. I almost bought a Rhodes 19 about 1977, but it was a keelboat and I think that would have limited my sailing areas.
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