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Old 10-14-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Beautiful old photographs of the lake

I was doing research in the Library of Congress website on Winnipesaukee and came across a slew of great images, attached. The clarity is impressive.

If you look closely often in the lower left corner there is often a description of what the image is about. These pictures are from all over the lake.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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That is awesome, thanks for sharing!

Any idea what bridge that is in the second photo? Water level looks very low with all the rocks.
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Very interesting...I too wonder about that bridge. Could it be the Weirs?
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Thank you for taking the time to post these. It is hard to imagine how pristine the lake was in the early days. We are all fortunate to enjoy our beautiful playground.
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Thank you for sharing these with us !
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Any idea what bridge that is in the second photo? Water level looks very low with all the rocks.
That's the old Weirs Channel Bridge

#10 is the old Alton Bay Station before it burned
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Great find. I am trying to figure out the loction of photo #16.
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If #2 is the Weirs Bridge then #16 is looking the same way while on the bridge.
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Wonder where they relocated that beautiful veterans statue? Thanks for sharing !
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:37 AM   #10
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Thank you for posting. I never knew there was a stone bridge leading out to a boat house in Centre Harbor. I'll have to check out photos looking up towards town that I have.
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Thank you for taking the time to post these. It is hard to imagine how pristine the lake was in the early days. We are all fortunate to enjoy our beautiful playground.
Agree on the thanks, but perhaps not the pristine thought. Look at the smoke belching from the Mount and Lady in the pictures, a lot of the clear cutting in the backgrounds, etc. Some day take a look at the history billboards near Back Bay in Wolfeboro. Based on much of the history I've read, I would not be surprised to learn that the lake is now more pristine than it might have been during the times shown in these photos.

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Thank you for posting. I never knew there was a stone bridge leading out to a boat house in Centre Harbor. I'll have to check out photos looking up towards town that I have.
Look at aerial images (Google, Bing, or whatever else you prefer) of Half Mile Island and the island between Half Mile and shore.
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Look at aerial images (Google, Bing, or whatever else you prefer) of Half Mile Island and the island between Half Mile and shore.
Yes, thanks shore things. I am aware of the stone bridge that leads from the shore to half mile as our cottage is directly across from 1/2 mile and I have visited that area for over 50 years. But, the bridge is leading to a boathouse in the picture. What happened to the island? Photoshopped the island out and the boathouse in?
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Yes, thanks shore things. I am aware of the stone bridge that leads from the shore to half mile as our cottage is directly across from 1/2 mile and I have visited that area for over 50 years. But, the bridge is leading to a boathouse in the picture. What happened to the island? Photoshopped the ockout and the boathouse in?
Look at Google Maps of Center Harbor. Just behind the Canoe Restaurant I believe you will see the foundation of where the dock ("bridge") and boat house once stood under the water.
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Thanks Just Sold. I can see something there that seems to be rectangular in shape. Google maps hasn't updated their maps in the northern part of the lake yet, so its hard to see on real close-views. But I think you are right. Wonder what happened to the boathouse? Might be an interesting shallow dive spot.
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Wonderful! Thank you for sharing these.
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Wonder where they relocated that beautiful veterans statue? Thanks for sharing !
The statue sure was beautiful. I wondered the same thing myself and a little searching on the web yielded the following:

"....the statue, which was dedicated in 1894 in honor of Laommi Bean, a Weirs Beach farmer who was killed in the Civil War. Today, the sign is long gone, and the statue was struck by lightning and destroyed in 1931."
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According to the History page on the NHVA:

1894 A beautiful civil War Soldier statue and water trough in honor of Laommi Bean of the 8th Regiment was erected at the base of New Hampshire Ave.

1931 A lightning strike destroyed the Civil War Soldier statue and water trough


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Agree on the thanks, but perhaps not the pristine thought. Look at the smoke belching from the Mount and Lady in the pictures, a lot of the clear cutting in the backgrounds, etc. Some day take a look at the history billboards near Back Bay in Wolfeboro. Based on much of the history I've ready, I would not be surprised to learn that the lake is now more pristine than it might have been during the times shown in these photos.
We spent a lot of money improving the quality of the Lake. I hope it did some good. I believe there was an asbestos factory in Meredith that dumped the stuff into the bay, and it lies there today encapsulated in mud. We don't do that stuff anymore.
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Those are great pictures! It makes me sort of wish I was around in those times...the huge Inn in Center Harbor was just amazing! I sure wish these old places were still around...Just seeing everyone getting ready to off load at Bear Island is quite a sight, too! I can just imagine the thrill of knowing that your journey had finally come to fruition...Ah, the slower, laid back days...
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Those are great pictures! It makes me sort of wish I was around in those times...the huge Inn in Center Harbor was just amazing! I sure wish these old places were still around...Just seeing everyone getting ready to off load at Bear Island is quite a sight, too! I can just imagine the thrill of knowing that your journey had finally come to fruition...Ah, the slower, laid back days...
Amatex. Where mills falls is now. They made asbestos cloth or some such thing. The guys used to leave the factory covered in white dust.

I worked at the Tulsa gas on the corner during high school

Many years ago, like in 1967, we stopped at an asbestos mine in Canada and I brought back a piece for school.

Good times.
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Can someone tell me about the castle?

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Try this site for starters. Lots of information out there.
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Lots of photos and postcards of the Castle on Photopost http://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopo...=11482&cpage=1
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Thanks Tally and Dude--wish I were a millionaire and could purchase and rehab such a beautiful property!

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Fantastic photo's, Thanks for posting.
The photo's of the old Mount Washington at the Weirs shows what appears to be Governors Island in the back with a steep slope that is bare with a structure/ house on top. Interesting.
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The structure on Governors Island in the background is the summer residence of the German Ambassador to the US. A distant relative of mine was a caretaker there. I believe there is more information somewhere on this site.

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Very cool. Thanks!
Amazing how mother nature can rebound. I'm sure the property was impressive.
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Thanks for posting these great old pictures. I'm going to check out that Library of Congress website.
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Great picture in Meredith
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Great & classic photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Diver1111, have you found any more photos specifically of the lake area of the Alton/Gilford line area? That would be on the south side of the lake just south of Rattlesnake Island.

Thanks for letting me know either way!
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Sorry I have not. If I did I will post them.
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thanks so much for posting these beautiful pictures.
Loved the one of Bear Island Landing.
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Do you have any additional pictures of the lake primarily in the Sleepers Island, Smith Point area.

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Sorry I do not recall seeing any. However you may want to go to the Library of Congress/LOC website and dig deeper. Quite remarkable what they have online.
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A few more old photos from Center Harbor, not much information and not quite as good in quality as Diver1111's but none the less historical. (I could not check the gallery to see if these are duplicates from anyone else, it appears the gallery index is not functioning.)




This one stated "Leaving Center Harbor 1913".
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isn't it sad that those amazing old hotels are all gone now?
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We never knew that there was, once, such a large hotel in Center Harbor. Very impressive! 🐻
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Barney, did you ever see picture of the old hotels in Wolfeboro? They were also amazing!!
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