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Old 01-27-2020, 05:26 PM   #101
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@ Nineacreguy , Pineedles Gillygirl & Senter Cove Guy

Thank you all for helping me figure this out. I have been trying for a little while now.

You made my day.

I never got a chance to do screen shot like I wanted to do, even though you all are sure it's Camp Tecumseh I'm not exactly sure were Camp Tecumseh (is or was).

But thank you all for helping me identify where that photo originates from.

Very cool that four of you confirmed its location.
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@ Nineacreguy , Pineedles Gillygirl & Senter Cove Guy

Thank you all for helping me figure this out. I have been trying for a little while now.

You made my day.

I never got a chance to do screen shot like I wanted to do, even though you all are sure it's Camp Tecumseh I'm not exactly sure were Camp Tecumseh (is or was).

But thank you all for helping me identify where that photo originates from.

Very cool that four of you confirmed its location.
I feel so blessed that I could identify this from a canoe trip my late husband, and sister-brother-in-law took 13 years ago when we rented in Buzzell Cove. It’s such a lovely part of the lake. But aren’t they all in their own way?!


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I feel so blessed that I could identify this from a canoe trip my late husband, and sister-brother-in-law took 13 years ago when we rented in Buzzell Cove. It’s such a lovely part of the lake. But aren’t they all in their own way?!


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Thank you so much for the reply. I don't know why but it's one of those old post cards I fell in love with over the years. Partly because I could not figure out its location. There is nothing really special about it other than what appears to be one girl on the dock all by herself ...... after everyone else is gone ..... maybe that's why it's special.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:48 PM   #104
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Top-Water. I am 100% on it being Camp Tecumseh. They have an alumni web page with photos over the years. There is a near duplicate in the 1940's section.
Thank you ................. You nailed it with that with that photo comparison. I don't think I would have found it without your help.

For me at least I've been asking myself where the hell was this long dock.
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Must have been a fun place to visit back in the day.

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Like so many other places .... to bad it burned down.

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So...
Did the Senter House and the Colonial Hotel exist at the same time- doing the same type of business?
Beautiful places!

Edit added: Same building- different names?
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The old Senter House was replaced around 1890 with a new building directly across the street, as seen in the first photo. It was sold in 1904 for over $30,000, and renamed the Colonial Hotel. It lasted until 1919 when, like so many other grand hotels of its era, it was destroyed in a fire.

Source ....... rather than writing it myself http://lostnewengland.com/2015/07/co...new-hampshire/

I hope this helps.

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Thank you.

I guess I got confused by the Senter House picture caption "Opens June 24, 1893", and the link notation, "The town became a popular destination in the 19th century, and around 1830 the Senter House opened on the site of the present-day library."
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A group of photos of a famous boat, probably more valuable and more sought after now-a-days then when it was originally on the water.


Any guess on the age of that truck above to roughly date this image?




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Old photos that at one time represented landmarks in the area. This one is still here.

Thanks jbolty for the current image
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:15 PM   #112
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This older image (below) appears to be looking out towards the Broads

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From that angle to the left corner of the boat house is actually looking at the “Hole-in-the Wall”


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I should have specified better, meaning the black and white photo below.
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The truck in front of Irwin's looks like a 1978 or 79 Ford 4wd F-150.
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Sorry Top-Water, I was scrolling down on my phone and it must have stopped just right (or wrong). I didn’t even know there was a second photo until I read your reply and scrolled back to see what you were talking about. mea culpa


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@ Tallyho thanks for the year on that truck.
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Sorry Top-Water, I was scrolling down on my phone and it must have stopped just right (or wrong). I didn’t even know there was a second photo until I read your reply and scrolled back to see what you were talking about. mea culpa
No problem......... I used to fish there often years ago, but it can be rough as hell some days.
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Before anyone ever thought it should be a beach or imagined it would be a tourist attraction, below





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I'm guessing this photo of the weirs was taken by a fortune teller.

Does anyone recognize any part of this image. Other than what is written on the picture no other information.

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That was the hurricane of 1938 apparently. It hit NH hard.
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The hurricane of '38 hit in September.

That mature trees are snapped off halfway up suggests a twister.
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I'm guessing this photo of the weirs was taken by a fortune teller.

Does anyone recognize any part of this image. Other than what is written on the picture no other information.

Could the house be what is now the Grand View Resort?


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Obviously the photo is dated incorectly, but I really don't know much about what it is a photo of, the "Grand View Resort" something to think about. Thanks for the sugestion.
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Where was this place where they had the so-called "Latch Key To The White Mountains" I seem to remember it on "Parade Road" or somewhere up near there, along with a nice senic view. Any one remember where this was? I can't quite remember where it was.

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Where was this place where they had the so-called "Latch Key To The White Mountains" I seem to remember it on "Parade Road" or somewhere up near there, along with a nice senic view. Any one remember where this was? I can't quite remember where it was.
Near the location of the former griddle in the middle just before the old golf driving range on the same side
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Near the location of the former griddle in the middle just before the old golf driving range on the same side
Is that farm where they sold old boats for quite a long time?
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I believe the "Latchkey" signs were "Welcome to Meredith" type, so there were multiples, one on Rt 3 near the Meredith/Laconia line, just past Tamarack, one as you come down the hill to the docks and one on Rt 25 on the Center Harbor town line. There may also have been one coming southbound on Rt 3. I don't recall one on Rt 104 or Parade Rd, but I traveled those roads rarely.
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I believe the "Latchkey" signs were "Welcome to Meredith" type, so there were multiples, one on Rt 3 near the Meredith/Laconia line, just past Tamarack, one as you come down the hill to the docks and one on Rt 25 on the Center Harbor town line. There may also have been one coming southbound on Rt 3. I don't recall one on Rt 104 or Parade Rd, but I traveled those roads rarely.
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I think you might be right and and that there were more than just one. I'm really not 100% sure where I remember it from and could have it confused with posible multible sightings, however what I do seem to remember it seemed like it was in the middle of no where .......... and thought to myself ... who would take the time to put a sign here.

Are there any of them still around? From what I can vaguely remember They almost looked a little homemade-ish from a blacksmith shop. Something like a chamber of commerece item of sorts.
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I believe the "Latchkey" signs were "Welcome to Meredith" type, so there were multiples, one on Rt 3 near the Meredith/Laconia line, just past Tamarack, one as you come down the hill to the docks and one on Rt 25 on the Center Harbor town line. There may also have been one coming southbound on Rt 3. I don't recall one on Rt 104 or Parade Rd, but I traveled those roads rarely.
I'm sure you're right but the only one I have a specific recollection of is the one I mentioned. I remember that one looking half fallen down 40 years ago. Just did a quick google search and the term latchkey seems to have been used since the pretty early 1900s.
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Where was this place where they had the so-called "Latch Key To The White Mountains" I seem to remember it on "Parade Road" or somewhere up near there, along with a nice senic view. Any one remember where this was? I can't quite remember where it was.

I remember two of these signs. I know there was one on route 104, but I can’t exactly place where it was. It doesn’t seem to me it was on the boundary line, it seems it was further up 104. But that picture that you posted is haunting me.

The other one I remember very clearly. It was on route 25 just before you cross into Meredith. I was living in Brookhurst at the time and the sign was always my way of knowing that I was turning ahead.
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There's a big "Latchkey" sign on a red garage in Meredith, on the left as you head down Pleasant St. going toward Meredith Neck. Here is another Latchkey image. The Post Office had a National Air Mail Week promotion in May, 1938 and towns could design their own logo to be used on airmail letters for that week only. This is what Meredith came up with. There were about 50 towns in NH that had their own "cachet" envelopes, kind of a collector item nowadays.
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www.mhsweb.org has a large old Meredith bit key sign on the side of their building that you can see here in their photo.
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Thanks folks for your thoughts on the "Latch Key" question. I remember (them/it) too ..... just not exactly where. Like Susie Cougar mentions, a little haunting. I seem to remember them from working at the Depot Restaurant in the early 80's.


Anyway now that I'm at overload on Covid-19 posts, thought I would show off my new vanity plate.

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Because we all seem to like contests? ....... and again for a Covid-19 break. Anyone know where this photo of the big lake is from. If you want to know I'll gladly tell you if you ask.


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Looking at the LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE license plate created from seven 1970's dark green & white NH plates ...... don't you think these old license plates were a better look than today's NH plate.
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Looking at the LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE license plate created from seven 1970's dark green & white NH plates ...... don't you think these old license plates were a better look than today's NH plate.
Not really sure how I feel about the plates .........

The only thing I know for sure is ............... no better place anywhere and the only plate worth having !!!



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Looking at the LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE license plate created from seven 1970's dark green & white NH plates ...... don't you think these old license plates were a better look than today's NH plate.
We used to change them every year (then maybe two?) and they alternated colors. One year they were green with white and the next they were white with green.
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We used to change them every year (then maybe two?) and they alternated colors. One year they were green with white and the next they were white with green.
You must mean one of these plates white with green.

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Top-Water , I googled Meredith New Hampshire latchkey signs. There were two articles, one from the Laconia Daily Sun and the other from New Hampshire Business Weekly. In September 2018, marking Meredith 250th year, new signs were erected at all four spots. The only picture they had showed the sign on route 25 as you leave Center Harbor to enter Meredith. It did not say exactly where the other signs were.
I do not know how to send a link. But, Annie Paquette, made all the new signs and put them up. I’m not up there now, but there must be someone that can verify the location of the signs now. I hope this helps.
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Top-Water , I googled Meredith New Hampshire latchkey signs. There were two articles, one from the Laconia Daily Sun and the other from New Hampshire Business Weekly. In September 2018, marking Meredith 250th year, new signs were erected at all four spots. The only picture they had showed the sign on route 25 as you leave Center Harbor to enter Meredith. It did not say exactly where the other signs were.
I do not know how to send a link. But, Annie Paquette, made all the new signs and put them up. I’m not up there now, but there must be someone that can verify the location of the signs now. I hope this helps.
Thank you ........very much. I'll try to track down some info with your lead.

Damm!! do I remember those signs .... including the one you knew about near Center Harbor on RTE 25 ........ that was a real memory jog that there was more than one.
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It’s the sign on route 104 that is haunting me. I can see it looking like the photo that you posted, I just can’t pinpoint exactly where it is.
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Me too ......... where the hell was that.
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I believe they are in Meredith Bay just northwest of the old shake mill that processed them into what most people call shingles. They would pull logs into the mill from that conveyor.

Now of course it's the location of Church Landing.
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I believe they are in Meredith Bay just northwest of the old shake mill that processed them into what most people call shingles. They would pull logs into the mill from that conveyor.

Now of course it's the location of Church Landing.
Absolutely 100% correct.

Old town road building team on Meredith Bay 1880s. Shook Lumber Company is to the right. This team was used to break roads of deep snow throughout town.
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A good descripion of this version of the Mount can be found at the link below by WJT2

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Photo from the 1940's at Center Harbor
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A place that I wish was still there. I can always find an excuse to visit a fishing store.

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Busy Corner Store in Laconia showing ice floating in the street. (No year or details on this photo) Edit: Flood of 1936



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This is one I need help on. I'm just not sure of its exact location. Obviously near Alton ...... but what cove is this?
Perhaps someone here knows where the "Bakeman Cabins" was.

EDIT:: With clues and help from members barefootbay, & tis and a check at the registy of deeds I'm reasonably sure this photo is Robert's Cove

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I think this place would be doing well these days, a nice way to spend some time social distanceing.

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A lot of talk the past few weeks on big fish caught up north. Little known is that we used to catch them like this all the time in the old days. The main reason they built the railroads ..... to transport the fish.


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A place we all know about from a very long time ago.

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The only images that I have seen with animals at the Pinnacle Park Zoo

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A old name we all recognize from the Weirs. Tarlsons



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This is one I need help on. I'm just not sure of its exact location. Obviously near Alton ...... but what cove is this?
Perhaps someone here knows where the "Bakeman Cabins" was.


Looks like Roberts Cove
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Looks like Roberts Cove
I'm really not sure.... If someone was really good looking up things at the registry of deeds it could really maybe pin point it.

But sometimes folks just know this stuff off the top of there heads.
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Just an FYI: the man looking very sick in front or the boat leanig over does not have the Covid-19 virus, he totally recovers and was just a little sea sick.

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Looks like Roberts Cove
I'm wondering if it is "Minge Cove" ........ but "West Alton" photo title vs East Alton in the first.

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Looks like Roberts Cove
Looking at Roberts Cove on a map of the lake I think you are right. I guess the roadway gets close enough where the old car is parked to make it all fit.
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Yes, I totally agree with barefoot bay.
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Yes, I totally agree with barefoot bay.
Thank you Tis .......... I also agree after looking at some maps.

For some reason I had it in my mind that that the photo was taken off Rte 11 and was one of the coves along that stretch of road.

I have a few of these old photos from the Alton area that I do not know where they are from (meaning exact locations).

I guess this is my method of self quarantining the next few days as I wait for the ice to melt and get some beter weather for fishing.
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Old image of the board walk area of the weirs before expansion of the tracks and hotels. Note the width of the street. I'm guessing this was taken before automobiles.

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Old image of the board walk area of the weirs before expansion of the tracks and hotels. Note the width of the street. I'm guessing this was taken before automobiles.

Look at all the open land!
I stopped by the Weirs the other day to find the home on Baker Ave. my family used to rent and it's sad to see how many of those homes, and the old hotel, are rundown and not maintained. We always visit in the summer when it's busy and the focus is on fun, so I hadn't noticed how bad it was.

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The Weirs always looks depressing in the winter. When ever I go thru during this time of year it always looks sad. The good news is in a few weeks it will look like what we have and want in our minds ............ even if our minds do a little photoshopping to make it look better.
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Where your Mom's and Dad's probably shopped.

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Where your Mom's and Dad's probably shopped in Wolfeboro.

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The only places I really remember from my youth are the pier, roller rink, arcades, Frankensundae, Kellerhaus, the Trading Post (with the Indian statue), the hotel (where we'd watch fireworks from the porch and play pool in the game room, my brothers turning the pocket bumpers around so as not to pay), and the little store under the bridge walkway with crunchy plain donuts. I don't even really remember the beach.

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Kellerhaus

The Mount Washinton Sundae ...................... YUMMY and I think a free one after you finish the first one............ any one remember that ??



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I don't even really remember the beach.
How about the swing set down there? As a young kid and teen I thought that was one of the best ones out there.

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The Mount Washinton Sundae ...................... YUMMY and I think a free one after you finish the first one............ any one remember that ??




How about the swing set down there? As a young kid and teen I thought that was one of the best ones out there.
I don't remember the swings and, sadly, I've not found any photos from my childhood—which I've been going through while clearing out Dad's house—but this is the house (to the left) as of last week.Name:  20200328_154226.jpeg
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Ancient image of Center Harbor. When the lake was controled by steam power.


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When you think of it, I wonder how they navigated this boat thru the graveyard section of the lake. Assuming they traveled to all the other ports and landings on the lake.

Note the low water level, often seen in these old photos.


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Even though I wasn't around then, this picture emotes my remembrances of the area!

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Downtown Scene in Wolfeboro

When's the last time you seen a police officer directing traffic.

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Looking at the buildings, not much has changed except Black’s awning.


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Thank you ....(comments welcome) ..... Wolfeboro and Alton is without question one of my lesser traveled places that I have visited over the years.

Just trying to deal with a little cacbin fever posting some of these old photos from days gone by.....
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I'm wondering if it is "Minge Cove" ........ but "West Alton" photo title vs East Alton in the first.

It's Minge Cove. Outside the cove you can see part of Treasure Island with Rattlesnake Island in the background.
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It's Minge Cove. Outside the cove you can see part of Treasure Island with Rattlesnake Island in the background.
Yes it is Minge Cove in the photo, the question I was looking for and answer to was at post #151

Correctly answered by barefootbay, & tis and a check at the registry of deeds.

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Thank you Top-Water. Fun reminisces, and yes, a relief from the overwhelming number of posts and news releases on that other topic. A couple of comments. I remember the Mount Washington Sundae (2 bananas, 6 scoops of ice cream as being a creation of Weeks' Dairy Bar in Laconia and a later a second location in Meredith. As teen-agers, my friend and I used to split one. First one to the middle won, the loser had to pay. Kellerhaus came later. It was originally "Hartland" the private residence of Myron Hart. Walking into Kellerhause, you ca see where the outside pillars were that led to a porch, now closed in to make a larger interior space. Mr. Hart also owned a boathouse in the Channel and a 1948 Chris Craft 28' sedan, named "Myth". That was the second boathouse south of Thurston Marine. The first boathouse, with multi-level raised roofs was owned by Victor Tompkins who built the Queen City Motel in Manchester and owned Tobey's Motor Court in Plymouth. His boat was a 42' Chris Craft; later he moved up to a 45' CC. Both were named "Wanderer". Moving south a couple more boathouses was the homeport of the Public Utilities Comm ission boats, 2 Steelcrafts used mostly to service aids to navigation, but they had blue lights and would also perform police functions. They were succeeded by today's Marine Patrol.
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@ Descant

Thank you so much for that reply .................... it really makes sharing these worth it ................ with so many corvid posts I'm so happy a veteran like yourself is checking in to my little film strip of our lakes region history.

By the way I just pick and choose these randomly, and just post a few each day. Like you said ............. fun reminisces.
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Here is another one that I do not know anything about other than it is from Wolfeboro and it looks like you can see the lake in the background and I think you can just make out Rattlesnake Island. I love the old gasoline pumps in this one and that old car at one of the cabins.

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I think this big rock is still there.

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If I was with my dad he would say ............ "It's going to rain today" ........... he always said it when he seen the cows laying down. Some people like to walk in the rain ...... "Us" we would go water sking.


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I think this big rock is still there.

Unusual picture. Time frame? SWat is the object in the water off the en of the dock/rock? Navaid?
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Unusual picture. Time frame? SWat is the object in the water off the en of the dock/rock? Navaid?
The rock is still there and incorporated into the docking facility. The thing in the water marked the entry to the Weirs Channel.
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I think it is a Navaid.

Give me a moment to look at a larger wide angle image.
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I'm sorry. I thought I had another one that might have shown that marker. However I like this photo too. Its one of a few photos that shows 2 examples of the industrial revolution (steam) shaping the weirs. Note the steam coming from both the mount and the train.

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The date on the photographs is November 12, 1965 but I cannot say whether that is the date taken or the date received. I believe these were taken to document the completion of the US Army Corps dredge of the channel and creation of the beach but cannot be certain.
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Wow ............ thank you for adding these photos.

Amazing photos of the weirs.
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Yes, some great old photos. I'm just curious. The last photo looks like the tide's out!. Was the dam control different in those days or was it a bad drought?
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I'm gonna guess that they lowered the whole lake in the fall that year. More or less like they do most years in the fall. I have to think they did not want to interfere with navigation with this drastic drop and waited till the end of season and can always do this when they really want to.

Your right it does look like low tide. However it happens once every two years on Winnisquam.
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Shore Things had mentioned the Army Corps dredging work back in the '60s.
I wonder if they lowered the level for that? We're never at the lake beyond the end of October. I never knew it was lowered that much.
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I have to believe they did ,,,,,,,,,, I have never seen it even close to that low.
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I remember that year. I was 15 years old. It was the second year that we lived in our new home. We had a beautiful natural sand beach in front of the house. Unfortunately, there were many large rocks and boulders just below the water’s surface. It wasn’t exactly a perfect beach, but there wasn’t anything we could do about it.
It was two years later that the lake went down so low. My parents had no idea why this was happening. My father always had all kinds of radio equipment and always knew everything that was going on, or so I thought. So, my parents decided what a wonderful opportunity to have all the rocks removed from the beach.

The company came in with their big equipment and the bulldozers could go approximately 30 feet out before there was any water. They worked all day long digging up the big rocks and pushing them over to the sides of the beach.

We talked about that year for a long time after that, always wondering if the lake would ever go that low again and never understanding why it did that year.
So, after all these years, it was because they put in Weirs Beach? That is so cool.
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If this gal was holding my boat I think my scientifically developed "Chroma-Stone" would be that voliet blue color.

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Another place that "Chroma-Stone" ring came in handy.


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