Message Boards

Message Boards (http://www.steamboats.org/forum/)
-   Steamboats & History (http://www.steamboats.org/forum/steamboats-history/)
-   -   Sidewheeler Mt. Washington - Winnepesaukee (http://www.steamboats.org/forum/steamboats-history/2913-sidewheeler-mt-washington-winnepesaukee.html)

Pete Baker 03-26-2009 05:41 AM

Sidewheeler Mt. Washington - Winnepesaukee
 
A nice collage of the sidewheeler Mt. Washington on Lake Winnepesaukee, NH. from the Weirs Beach Website.

[url=http://www.weirsbeach.com/Largejpgs/oldboats/oldmountcollage.html]THE OLD MOUNT WASHINGTON IMAGE COLLECTION[/url]

Enjoy!

Pete

Fred Carmichael 03-26-2009 06:30 AM

Has this boat been repowered to diesel? D.Q. Chief Fred Rich is working C/E on a vessel in the New England area called the Mt. Washington. Same boat or another with the same name?

Matthew Dow 03-26-2009 10:43 AM

The Mount Washington today is a diesel powered vessel commissioned in 1940. The hull is not from the first one, but it came from a Lake Champlain steamer named the CHATEAUGAY.

Pete Baker 03-26-2009 11:17 AM

[QUOTE=Matthew Dow;16351]The Mount Washington today is a diesel powered vessel commissioned in 1940. The hull is not from the first one, but it came from a Lake Champlain steamer named the CHATEAUGAY.[/QUOTE]
The Mt Washington sidewheeler burned at the docks at the Weirs back in the mid 30's.

Its replacement was indeed the Chateaugay from Lake Champlain. Her hull was sectioned and then railed to Lake Winnepesaukee where it was welded back together. The Mt Washington II was originally steam powered. I believe she was put into service in 1940. The government took here steam engine for the war efforts. The Mount was refitted with diesel at which time the "II" was dropped from her name. The boat has been refurbished a couple of times since then. In the 80's she was cut in half and lengthened by approx 25'.

Here's a link to gives the details:

[url=http://www.cruisenh.com/history.html]History[/url]


Pete
W. Hurley, NY

John Fryant 03-26-2009 10:41 PM

Pete, thats a great set of photos! In browsing through them I note that in some of the earlier pics the pilothouse roof looks a little lower than in others. Maybe they raised it at some point, or perhaps re-built the whole thing.

I wonder if there were ever any movies taken of the old Mount? I've also always wondered if any parts of the wreck, particularly the metal engine parts, were ever saved for posterity.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All content on this site is copyright protected and may not be re-used without written permission.