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Old 05-01-2020, 11:15 AM   #301
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There is a gal in plymouth with an oil can looking for a date!!

Glad you seem to enjoy some of these old photos. This one I did not think anyone would know what I was talking about. Yes, we have all seen the train that pulls the sight seeing cars from Meredith, but how many of us have seen a real steam locomotive running along the tracks. It must have been a sight to see back then. Probably one of those daily occurrence that you could set your watch to back then. Some one mentioned it today that Laconia was a mill town. I think it's easy to forget that steamboats and trains that needed steam built this town in one fashion or another years ago.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:41 AM   #302
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In the fifties, we kept our boat at Irwin Marine in Lakeport. I remember steam engines running across the trestle across the bay. Once in awhile, cinders would blow over and get embedded in those beautiful mahogany transoms. I also remember kids swimming in the area, jumping off the trestle. This was before there was any amount of boat traffic from Lakeport Landing or Paugus Bay Marina.
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:06 PM   #303
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Now thats an awesome reply that only a local could tell you about. Thank you.
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:42 PM   #304
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Thankyou for you help on this {I Think} I feel something is missing from your reply that I do not quite understand. Seem like a sentence is missing.
Nope, nothing missing, you can see the house # and the Post Office sign. So if you can find the West Office Post office address from that time frame that should be where this is.
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:49 PM   #305
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And I thought (Barney Bear) had some good eyes . Yours have to be some sort of "Men In Black Special Goverment X-ray" vision of some sort. Ended up blowing up the photo until I could find what you were talking about.

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Old 05-01-2020, 03:44 PM   #306
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The sign here always looks better at night.



Effective May 11, 2020, drive-in movie theaters may resume operations if they operate in
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Do they ever show anything here nowadays. Have not been to one in many years. I Think the last thing I seen at a drive in was True Grit with John Wayne at the Pinehurst Drive In in Bilerica Mass.
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Default A Lakes Region beach-side outhouse!

Another time when TP was scarce!
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:27 PM   #308
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It could never ever be scarcer than when the ladies were done with a roll it at the "Allen A" ladies room.

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It could never ever be scarcer than when the ladies were done with a roll it at the "Allen A" ladies room.

Or any other time!
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:16 AM   #310
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Seventeen years ago this weekend we lost this iconic rock formation.



Seven days before it fell.
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This one I need a little help on. Was this boat part of the "Irwin" fleet of boats?

Obviously it was rent∑a∑ble but don't know much about it.
Rental advertisment.


Must have looked nice parked if front of your camp. Any guesses on where this picture is from. (I do not know)
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The varnished mahogany hull strikes me as pre-war. The white painted hull is more reminiscent, to me, ofpost war. Two different boats, same name. Irwin my have sold both, but I don't think they operated that particular charter business. Irwin has been successful selling boats for 100 years. I'm unaware of anybody that was successful long term in the boat charter business.
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Top, you were wondering about the beautiful old boathouse in post 291 It was owned by Carroll Piper and later moved to downtown Wolfeboro in back of the Yum Yum shop. It no longer exists. It's beautiful isn't it?

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Must have looked nice parked if front of your camp. Any guesses on where this picture is from. (I do not know)
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Appears to be the Lakeshore Path which ran along the lake behind the Methodist Campground at the Weirs





















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Top-Water-The second photo of the guy and gal hamming it up appears to have been taken on the back of the wrap-around porch of the Veterans Association Headquarters building. The steps leading down to the porch and what appears to be the original Half Moon cottages in the background make me certain this is the spot. Donít know who the folks may be but they seem to behaving a great time.
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And I thought (Barney Bear) had some good eyes . Yours have to be some sort of "Men In Black Special Goverment X-ray" vision of some sort. Ended up blowing up the photo until I could find what you were talking about.

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No, post cards are a big business. You can google any post card caption and find a hundred people selling that card online. Some have high-res pics and you can easily see details that are lacking in lower-res pics. No super-vision required.
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Great photos. Are you selling them on EBay?


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Old 05-24-2020, 01:39 PM   #318
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If you are asking me the answer is no. However a number of the old photos by Detroit Publishing (by other posters) have been put up for sale lately. They are copies and the originals and can generally be obtained for free by asking for them at different libraries. I don't sell, I just post them for fun, for the enjoyment of the special memories that they hold.
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Thank you for spotting out that detail on the wrap-around porch and identifying its location. Very nice of you to take the time to give that feedback.

"Half Moon cottages in the background" Good Job!!

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Thank you for that information. I never would have never know its history with out your help. No wonder it has not been seen around the lake for a while.
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The "QUEEN of the LAKES REGION" is a Chris-Craft owned by Jim Irwin Sr. (He is standing waving toward the stern). I think it is a 38' Custom Commuter 1929 or early 1930's. Irwin Marine probably has info about this. Jack Irwin would know.

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The "QUEEN of the LAKES REGION" is a Chris-Craft owned by Jim Irwin Sr. (He is standing waving toward the stern). I think it is a 38' Custom Commuter 1929 or early 1930's. Irwin Marine probably has info about this. Jack Irwin would know.
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