For Immediate Release

The Millie B and NHBM take visitors on the water, through history

Wolfeboro, NH–April 18, 2019–Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, the New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) will once again provide locals and area visitors with the opportunity to cruise Lake Winnipesaukee in the Millie B.

A 28-foot, mahogany, triple cockpit “woodie” and replica 1928 Hacker-Craft that is accurate down to the seat colors, the Millie B recreates “the experience of thegolden age of boating.”

“Wooden boats are iconic of New Hampshire’s fresh water lakes,” said NHBM Executive Director Martha Cummings. “The Millie B lets people experience the lakes in a unique, fun way.”

During the 45-minute tour, visitors hear stories from the boat captain about the lake’s history, geography, geology and wildlife as well as some of the more interesting people who live on it.

In addition to tours, which generally accommodate 8 people (10 with small children), the Millie B is available for charters and private cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee. NHBM also provides opportunities to experience the lakes through two sailing
programs.  In the Community Sailing Program, NHBM and Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation teach basic sailing to adults and children. In the Sailboat Sharing Program, NHBM, Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation and Brewster Academy provide individuals with the opportunity to share the use of a J24 keelboat.

“We want people of all ages to experience the lakes in unique and memorable ways,” added Cummings. “We are excited for a wonderful late spring and summer.”

Founded in 1992 by vintage boating enthusiasts, NHBM is committed to inspire people of all ages with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the boating heritage of New Hampshire’s fresh waterways. To learn more about the Millie B, or NHBM sailing programs, visit nhbm.org.

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