A father and daughter launch their 24′ Hacker Dolphin at the local boat ramp in Georges Mills on Lake Sunapee in the early 1950′s. Waiting in the foreground is many a youngster’s dream then, a Penn Yan Swift equipped with a ten horse Mercury Hurricane outboard. Behind it, tied up at the landing is a Dodge Watercar triple with folded Deitrich-style top and mermaid cutwater ornament. This was the boat supplying the speed boat rides advertised at the small boat livery and gas dock operation in the background. Here the local U. S. Mail boat, a Gar Wood hardtop gases up for its route as 27′ custom built Chris Craft flush deck runabout approaches. A beautiful double-ended picnic launch gently glides out into the lake as a fleet of Star boats races in the distance, near the Herrick’s Cove lighthouse.