Event to Focus on Lake Sunapee History


Miss Sunapee racing at a Lake Sunapee Regatta.


On Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. the New Hampshire Boat Museum will host an illustrated talk called “Boating on Lake Sunapee: The Lake Sunapee Regattas 1892-1957.” The lecture is free of charge and refreshments will be served.


The talk will be given by Barbara Chalmers of the Sunapee Historical Society. In her presentation, Chalmers will look at the Lake Sunapee Regatta Association that sponsored annual multi-day summer celebrations. These events included water sports, canoeing, and rowing competitions, sailboat and motorized boat races, and the Grand Illumination. During her talk she will also tell the history of boating, passenger steamboats and the development of Lake Sunapee as a summer resort.

The Woodsum Co. steamboats on Lake Sunapee at the 1905 Lake Sunapee Regatta.


For further information contact the Museum at 603-569-4554, museum@nhbm.org, www.nhbm.org or via Facebook. The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a member of the “Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail.” To learn more about the Trail, visit nhmuseumtrail.org.