Lake Sunapee in southern New Hampshire is one of the gems of New England. It is 10 miles long, and at 1,100 feet in elevation, it is the highest large lake in the state. It is dominated at its southern end by the magnificent Mount Sunapee. The lakeshore has an unusually interesting history, traced here in postcard views, many from the start of the 20th century. They tell a story of large resort hotels, steamboat travel, and trains, all in the era before the automobile. The lake itself has been a major center of sailing, powerboating, water skiing, fishing, and swimming. Today, the large resorts are gone, and the shore is dominated by thousands of cottages along its 32 miles of waterfront. The towns on the lake as they were a century ago are also fully illustratedSunapee Harbor, Georges Mills, New London, Blodgett Landing, Newbury, and Burkehaven.
About the Author
Paul D. Rheingold and his family have been summer residents of Sunapee for 33 years. He is a member of the Sunapee Historical Society and the Lake Sunapee Protective Association. He is a practicing lawyer with his home in Rye, New York, which is the subject of his previous book in the Postcard History Series.
Table of Contents
1 The Lake and Its Activities 11
2 The Lake in Its Settings 27
3 The Steamboat and Railroad Era 37
4 The Grand Hotel Era 49
5 Sunapee Harbor and Town 59
6 From Burkehaven to Georges Mills 75
7 Georges Mills 87
8 From New London through Blodgetts to the Fells 101
9 Newbury up to Fishers Bay 111
10 The Automobile and the Cottage Era 121