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Five More Weeks To Visit The Museum

Open Monday – Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, noon to 4pm

Museum Store Sale 25% OFF!

Smith River Canoe PictureWe are winding down our 2014 season at the New Hampshire Boat Museum.  We had a great summer with many successful events thanks to our volunteers, members, staff, and board!  There is still time, however, to see the museums exhibitions before we close on October 13th!  This year we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race.  We have memorabilia, canoes, trophies, and many more artifacts from the race on exhibit.  My favorite is the video taken by a participant with a go-pro camera attached to his helmet!  You can watch the video and see what participating in the race is like from the perspective of a participant.  



Also, all items in the museum store, excluding consignments and Lake Wentworth Association, are 25% off!  Museum Store DisplayWe have clothing, toys, books, drink-ware, home decor, and many more items on sale.  This is a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done for the camp owner or boat lover in your life.  You do not need museum admission to shop in the store.






For Sale 

1940 ( 2001) 23 Ft Chris Craft Triple Cockpit Runabout

Please Call for Price 603-387-9180 or 603-569-4554

A classic reproduction Chris Craft by renowned custom boat builder – Fish Brothers- Queensbury, NY www.fishcustomboats.co. This mint condition modern construction classic has only 71 hours of use by the original owner. The boat provides a reliable and comfortable “wooden boat ride” and includes all of these important features:

• Powered by a 350 CI fuel injected Mercruiser – 315 HP with Velvet Drive Transmission 
• Double planked bottom – dry bilge!
• Bugatti windshields – front and rear seats
• Original Chris Craft blue face gauges 
• Banjo Steering Wheel 
• Water line mooring cover 
• Tandem axle custom Sierra trailer w/ hydraulic surge brakes 
• Automatic fire suppression system in the engine compartment 

A virtually brand new Chris Craft classic for well under the current factory price. 

Please call for price. 

Can be seen in Center Harbor, New Hampshire.

Contact Hank Why @ The New Hampshire Boat Museum, hankwhy@aol.com or 603/387-9180 or museum@nhbm.org or 603-569-4554. 


This boat is a similar make and model to the one we are selling that is currently at Fish Brothers.

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Looking for Things to do in New Hampshire This Summer?

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is proud to be a part of the New Hampshire Heritage Trail: Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail!  The trail includes 13 museums across the great state of New Hampshire.   The goal of the Experience New Hampshire Heritage Trail is to create awareness of the many exciting history and cultural heritage museums in the Portsmouth to Plymouth region. By visiting our diverse museums, historic sites, and homes, you will encounter the authentic New Hampshire experience. With over 300 years of history to explore, the trail museums bring to life the New Hampshire independent spirit that is still alive and vibrant today. Visit the website to see all trail destinations, descriptions, hours and locations.

The trail is especially good for those rainy summer days or for finding something both fun and educational to do with the children and grandchildren while on their summer vacation!

So get in the car this summer and explore New Hampshire and the great museums that the state has to offer!  

New Hampshire Heritage Trail