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Old 08-26-2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question Center Harbor Saw Mill

Where in Center Harbor was this saw mill located?

I found this 1839 hand-colored engraving of Saw Mill at Center Harbor, Lake Winnipiseogee NH a few years back and am having trouble figuring out exactly where it was located.

I am very pleased with this little piece of Winnipesaukee history. A nice addition to my historic postcards.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Being a sawmill requiring flowing water, I'd be willing to bet that is the southern tip of Lake Kanasatka where it empties out to a stream leading to Winnipesaukee, and that is Red Hill in the background. The dirt road is what is now Rt. 25 and this is near where the red house that used to be a bait shop now resides. Lots more trees today hiding the rock outcroppings and such.
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Being a sawmill requiring flowing water, I'd be willing to bet that is the southern tip of Lake Kanasatka where it empties out to a stream leading to Winnipesaukee, and that is Red Hill in the background. The dirt road is what is now Rt. 25 and this is near where the red house that used to be a bait shop now resides. Lots more trees today hiding the rock outcroppings and such.
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Being a sawmill requiring flowing water, I'd be willing to bet that is the southern tip of Lake Kanasatka where it empties out to a stream leading to Winnipesaukee, and that is Red Hill in the background. The dirt road is what is now Rt. 25 and this is near where the red house that used to be a bait shop now resides. Lots more trees today hiding the rock outcroppings and such.
Think you are right................

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Old 08-26-2017, 06:02 PM   #5
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Thanks, Orion, for the detailed spot on post. DesertDweller, the engraving and the photo are great! Now if a guest asks about it, I know. I do love history.
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In the History thread "Reminiscences of Center Harbor" my Grandfather mentions this mill. Here is the excerpt,

"Beyond Jennie Graves, the Mason cottages. Skipping a few houses, was Jim Blackey’s, where he raised a large family. Next two houses, owned by the Goodrich brothers who ran the mill at Long Pond – later named Quinebarge, then Kanasatka. Later Percy Kelley ran this mill and I have heard that he produced the first electricity in Center Harbor (Moultonborough). "
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for the historical information, Pineneedles. It makes my treasure even more special.

I hope all is well with you and your family. I recall a Facebook post that celebrated an historic milestone for your family enjoying the property. How excellent!
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Thanks. Yes, it was our 125th anniversary this year. The whole Goldthwait clan got together on July 4th. Our wonderful neighbors created a banner that they displayed on their dock congratulating us on the anniversary. The banner now adorns our front porch, passing canoeist and kayakers see the banner, and if we are present on the porch, we wave and say hello.
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