The Silver Streaks will gather on Wednesday, July 29 for lunch at 11:45 a.m. at O Steaks and Seafood at 62 Doris Ray Court in Lakeport, then travel on the mailboat Sophie C. on her rounds to five of the islands in Winnipesaukee (depart around 2 p.m.).
The Motor Vessel (M/V) Sophie C. is one of the oldest floating post offices in the United States. Each season she provides mail service on Lake
Winnipesaukee, NH, a tradition dating back to 1892. Both of Sophie’s daily mail runs take her to 5 islands where her staff delivers mail to the island residents and summer camps. In addition to being a full-service post office where these residents may purchase postal supplies and stamps, Sophie also has a collection of ice cream novelty treats and snacks for sale. A daily ice cream bar or popsicle has become quite a summer tradition for her island friends. Passengers aboard the Sophie C. are invited to fill out Sophie C. postcards and mail them right on board. Perhaps you can surprise a friend or relative with mail sent from a boat, complete with Sophie’s own unique, collectible cancellation stamp!
If you’re not a Silver Streaks member and would like to join, drop me at an email at [email protected] and I’ll provide you with additional information.