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Old 11-29-2020, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default When you see more planes on the lake than boats...

...it might be time to wrap it up!

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Old 11-29-2020, 10:21 PM   #2
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Maybe you should have a plane?
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Maybe a forum photo detective can detect if this Laker Amphibian photo www.seabee.info/teal/thurston.htm shows the airplane beached on a Lake Winnipesaukee sandy beach, shoreline?

A different Laker Amphibian photo down at the bottom of the page from 1968 looks like it could be on Lake Winnipesaukee?

Most likely, Laker Amphibians have a cockpit heater and a windshield defroster, just like a car, something that recreational boats do not have.

Apparently, this small airplane did not come equipped with any windshield wipers?
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Default More Planes than Boats

If there are more planes than boats on the lake, it's a sure sign that the Alton Runway is open and that a great winter is underway!
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If there are more planes than boats on the lake, it's a sure sign that the Alton Runway is open and that a great winter is underway!
THAT runway will be liquid for a while longer.... check back in January! :-)
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Plane...airboat...helicopter...absolutely!

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You'll take one of each right? Think how much money you could save by having only one house!!!!
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You'll take one of each right? Think how much money you could save by having only one house!!!!
My neighbors on the island decided that they didn't want their main house to be in Mass anymore, so they sold and bought an equally expensive house on the mainland in Gilford. I asked him why he didn't just consolidate and buy a mainland lakehouse. He replied that the island house was their lake getaway...an escape so to speak, and if it was on the mainland it wouldn't be that. Maybe someday we'll sell everything else up here and winter in Florida, but in the meantime, we'll keep it like this!

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My neighbors on the island decided that they didn't want their main house to be in Mass anymore, so they sold and bought an equally expensive house on the mainland in Gilford. I asked him why he didn't just consolidate and buy a mainland lakehouse. He replied that the island house was their lake getaway...an escape so to speak, and if it was on the mainland it wouldn't be that. Maybe someday we'll sell everything else up here and winter in Florida, but in the meantime, we'll keep it like this!

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I guess the change is part of what makes it special, right?
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I guess the change is part of what makes it special, right?
Right...was a long season for us. I opened up April 4th, and we're still there!

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Right...was a long season for us. I opened up April 4th, and we're still there!

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I think all winter on the island might get lonely and dreary too-although some do it....
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