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Old 06-15-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Wreck-"Weonit"

I found this last fall in Lees Mills and dove it recently. Finally I have a wreck with a name on it: WEONIT.

The "O" was missing but a review of the video has me believing it is the correct letter, given what it spells out. The video is interesting to me but I can't say it is compelling enough to post.

I have contacted Jane Rice at the Moultonboro Historical Society for help and she's on it, but she also said the name sounds so familiar. I checked my steamer/boat list and don't see it.

Given the fact I saw what would appear to be an exhaust pipe on the stern to the right of where a prop would be (centerline) I am confident this is not a steamer but a very old gas powered boat. Has a deep hull, high sides. I also found about 10 feet of copper piping about 1/4" in diameter with a ferrule on one end-I would assume it is a gasoline feed line.

Vessel found in 12 feet of water-viz maybe 6 feet on the bottom. But that's Lees Mills so it was no surprise.

Can anyone shed light on who owned the WEONIT?
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