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Silver Streaks

July 25, 2009

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 and I’ll provide you with additional information.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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