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Annual Meeting Held Despite Downpours

Despite a thunderstorm and heavy downpours, over forty members attended the annual meeting on Monday, July 29, 2013 to hear guest speaker Merrill Fay talk about the history of the islands. Islands represented were Camp, Diamond, Fish, Lockes, Mark, Mink, Rock, Timber, and Welch.

 Merrill Fay brought many wonderful old pictures illustrating a life on the islands very different from now.  He also told many interesting stories about the history of the islands and his recollections of growing up as an island boy. 

One example was a story about Spinach Green, a man who had the State contract to keep the buoys lit around the islands.  They would need to be refilled with gas and relit every two days.  Spinach would often bring island children with him as he went from island to island to light the buoys.  He also sold islanders vegetables from his garden on Bear Island. Spinach would tie himself to his boat so that in the event he fell overboard, he could always get back to his boat.

During the business part of the meeting, John Goodhue and Sue Colbert were re-elected to the offices of Vice President and Secretary respectively.  Also Connie Grant, Lisa Harris and George Hilton (in absentia) were elected to a two year term as At-Large Board members.

Members approved two By-Laws changes.  One to describe what happens to the assets of the organization if it were ever to dissolve, and one to allow business to also be conducted at the winter meeting. 

Minutes to the meeting will be arriving shortly.  We wil lalso notify you when the DVD of Merrill Fay's speech is available for viewing online. 

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News & Events JUN 19th

Dinner Cruise On the Mount Washingtown

Join fellow islanders for a lobster fest dinner and evening cruise on the Mount Washington on Friday, July 20, 2018.   It should be a lot of fun and everyone is welcome - islanders, mainlanders, company children etc.  Cost is $50 per adult and $40 per child 12 and under.  Payment deadline is June 26, 2018.   Call Jim MacBride for information at 603 817-3385 and mail checks to Heidi Kephart, Treasurer, 296 Old Lake Shore Road, Gilford, NH 03249.  Boarding at the Wiers at 6:15.

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