Boat Restoration Volunteers ‘Restoring’ NH’s Boating Heritage

One of the objectives behind the programs and events offered by the New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) is to help visitors experience New Hampshire’s fresh waterways, which takes place with Vintage Voyage Boat Excursion. Scheduled for Thursday, September 15, this excursion will provide visitors with the opportunity to explore the northeastern end of Lake Winnipesaukee in privately-owned historic boats.

“There really is nothing like the experience of cruising on the lake in a vintage or classic boat,” said NHBM Executive Director Martha Cummings. “It is a bit like stepping back in time, not to mention how smoothly these boats cut through the water versus contemporary boats.”

Examples of the boats in which visitors will ride include Chris Craft, Hacker Craft, Gar Wood, and Century. “Part of our mission is to preserve these beautiful boats, and what better way to do that than for people to have the chance to experience cruising in one,” added Cummings. “Perhaps they’ll be inspired to go out and buy one of their own, keeping this heritage alive

In addition to stopping at a ‘special’ location, the cruise includes ‘drive-bys’ of area landmarks and interesting boathouses and stories of New Hampshire’s rich lake history told by NHBM boat captains. Boat rides will last for approximately 2 hours followed by lunch at Marker 21 restaurant.

Sponsored by Lake Life Realty and Meredith Village Savings Bank, Vintage Voyage Boat Excursion leaves Wolfeboro town docks at 9:00 AM on Thursday, September 15. Tickets are $155 for members and $170 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets.

About NHBM
Founded in 1992 by antique and classic boating enthusiasts, NHBM is committed to inspire people of all ages with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the boating heritage of New Hampshire’s fresh waterways. NHBM exhibits, events and programming covers everything from boat charters, boat trips and race boats to canoes, wooden boats, outboard motors, sculling, sailing sunfish, and Lyman and Johnson motors. Some of our hands-on programs take place on Lake Winnipesaukee. NHBM is sponsored in part by Goodhue Boat Company, Eastern Propane and Oil, Stark Creative, KW Lakes and Mountains, and FL Putnam.

The Museum is now CLOSED for the winter. Thank you for a great season!  See you in spring 2023. 

The Museum is now CLOSED for the winter. Thank you for a great season!  See you in spring 2023.