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Old 09-01-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Arrow 2017 Lee's Mills Steamboat Rally

Friday, September 8, 2017 through Sunday, September 17, 2017



Lee’s Mills Steamboat Rally

The town of Moultonborough is sponsoring the largest and longest meet in the world for steam launches.

Sunday, September 10th parade starts at about 2:00 pm
going out into Moultonborough Bay
Wednesday, September 13th is the run to 19 Mile Bay
Saturday, September 16th is likely to be the last parade,
which should start at about 10:00 am
going out into Green's Basin


Hosted by Dave Thompson, the rally showcases 55 to 60 operating steamboats with several steam models on display

Please contact Dave Thorpe at DThorpe@Metrocast.net for more details

Hope to see you there!

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Old 09-04-2017, 12:45 AM   #2
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The final parade into Green's Basin has always been on Sunday. I guess they are now changing it to Saturday.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:57 AM   #3
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From the Weir's Beach site:

SEPTEMBER 8-17, 2017

The town of Moultonborough sponsors this annual 10-day meeting of Steamboats, now in its 45th edition. The Steamboat Meet always begins the first Friday after Labor Day. The Meet features a parade of boats each Sunday of the event. The parade occurs at 2pm on the first Sunday, and at 10am on the second Sunday. There is also a race on Wednesday from the Moultonborough town docks to 19 Mile Bay in Tuftonboro. For further information please contact:

David Thompson
PO Box 175, Moultonboro NH 03254
(603) 476-2224



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Old 09-04-2017, 07:57 PM   #4
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Saturday or Sunday for the last parade had not been 100% decided yet. A lot of the steamboats head out early on Sunday and miss out on the last parade. A Saturday parade would fix that. When I know for sure, I will update.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:25 AM   #5
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We took the trip up to Lee's Mills yesterday. There were a good number of steam boats and a Stanley steam car on land as well. It's always fun to see and hear the boats and chat with the people who build and maintain them.

I'd especially like to thank Captain Ken and First Mate Dottie of the steamer "Melvin". They very kindly offered my wife and I as well as two other couples a terrific ride up through Greens Basin and back. It's a great way to see this part of the lake and fun to see the kids on shore signaling the captains to toot their whistles as well.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:46 AM   #6
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Saturday or Sunday for the last parade had not been 100% decided yet. A lot of the steamboats head out early on Sunday and miss out on the last parade. A Saturday parade would fix that. When I know for sure, I will update.
Anything to report re: Saturday or Sunday?
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We made the trip up to Lee's Mills yesterday to watch the parade. Past years, there were many steamers that participated in the parade, and that is what is was, a parade. A steady stream of steamers.
Yesterday, the parade was somewhat disorganized, and not a large number of boats participated. Those that did were wonderful to watch and I thank them for their participation. One in particular had a steam whistle with which he could make a seemingly infinite variety of sounds. Reminded us of someone with a slide whistle. Another had a cannon mounted on the bow, which when fired was a booming success.

Great day on the lake, fun watching those who did participate, and will go back (hopefully) next year. Wish we could go again next Sunday.

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Great day on the lake, fun watching those who did participate, and will go back (hopefully) next year. Wish we could go again next Sunday.

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So is the parade indeed on Sunday not Saturday? Thanks!
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The only thing I have seen is Sunday. Rattlesnake Gal has indicated that next Sunday is not cast in stone. She is quite well connected and you may want to send her a PM to see if she has any newer or other info. Or contact Dave Thompson at 474-2224. He seems to be the head honcho.

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The only thing I have seen is Sunday. Rattlesnake Gal has indicated that next Sunday is not cast in stone. She is quite well connected and you may want to send her a PM to see if she has any newer or other info. Or contact Dave Thompson at 474-2224. He seems to be the head honcho.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:47 PM   #11
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Was heading into Pier 19 a few minutes ago and thought there was a boat fire. To my surprise




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It's not every boat that can stop at the fuel dock and actually use the dock for fuel.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:22 AM   #13
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For anyone who hasn't seen them, here's a series of videos I made in 2010:









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Old 09-17-2017, 10:35 PM   #14
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Saw the parade today as it circled around Raouls cove. It was pretty cool. They had spectacular weather for it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:48 AM   #15
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The steamboats are gone once again until next year. I saw the last one on a trailer leaving Lee's Mills Sunday afternoon.
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