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BEAR ISLAND CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

 

 

 

The book is a narrative history of the island and Lake Winnipesaukee from the days of the first settlers in 1772 to the present. Bear Island, where mail is still delivered daily by the only floating post office in the United States, was once home to a small community of farmers who tilled the rocky soil and raised livestock. During the steamboat era, the Bear Island hotel attracted many guests who came to the region by rail. This unique island has had its own post office and store, as well as an active interdenominational church which was built around a century old tower.

 

Priced at $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Bear Island Conservation Association. To purchase a copy send $13.00 payable to "Bear Island Conservation Association" to BICA c/o Capron, 278 West Street, Needham, MA 02494.

 

 

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LINKS TO FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT 



Smith Indian Pump (metal)

http://www.amazon.com/Indian-Back-Pack-Fire-Pump-Gallon/dp/B000AYDQH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1279580312&sr=1-1     $169.99

Smith Indian Pump (poly)

 

http://www.amazon.com/500FER-Smith-Poly-Deluxe-Fire/dp/B003WQDKM4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1306598038&sr=8-3     $177.73


Fire Rakes

 

http://www.amazon.com/Corona-McLeod-Fire-Tool/dp/B001BB32UC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1306598332&sr=8-2   $39.99

 

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Shutterfly Bear Island Pictures  -  Viewable by all - To be able to add your pictures email   

BICA By-Laws 

Fire Fighting and Prevention on Bear Island

Bear Island Fire  pictures-  5/25/09

Islanders Only  -  Information on taxes, evaluations, historic sites, trail maps etc.
Email you name and house number to   and I will send back a password.

Bear Island Trail Map - Island Residents Only
Email you name and house number to and I will send back a password.

BICA Members  Pursuant to a recent vote of the membership, all BICA members are requested to supply an email address for future BICA communications. Please forward to 

Town Letter about Mail Dock 10/28/2005

WinnFABS   Winnipesaukee Family Alliance for Boating Safety 

BearCam   Live images looking north from Bear Island

Lakes Region Web Cams   Thumbnails of all the local cams

Weirs Beach Site   Great place for Weirs Beach info, be sure to see the historic section

Snake Eyes    Live Images from Rattlesnake Island

Ice Safety Information  

Pinebanks  The story of 409 Bear Island 

BICA Membership

Pictures

Picture Postcards

Old Island Maps

Phillip the Bear

Septic System Info

Pete Nelson's Jump

David Cail's Pictures

Bear Island Plot Plans   

 

 


Mail Dock 9/4/2004

 

 

NEWS


  • Island Addresses

    The United States Post Office maintains a database of every address in the US. None of the homes on islands in Meredith are in this database. If you receive mail from the Sophie C. Mailboat your email address should be as listed in the sample below.

    JOHN DOE
    5 BEAR ISLAND
    VIA US MAILBOAT
    LACONIA, NH 0324
  • 6-7702

    This however, is not a legitimate USPS address and many companies, like Netflix and Amazon, that check their address will not mail to you. Having your mail forwarded can also be difficult. Until the Post Office fixes this problem the following address can be used to "fake" the system. 1 Pier Ave is the address of the Mailboat.

    JOHN DOE 5 BEAR IS
    1 PIER AVE
    LACONIA, NH 03246-7702

    or
    JOHN DOE
    5 BEAR IS VIA US MAILBOAT
    1 PIER AVE
    LACONIA, NH 03246-7702