The second largest of Lake Winnipesaukee's 274 island, Bear Island is situated within the town of Meredith, New Hampshire, less than half a mile from mainland at its nearest point, but not connected by any bridge. Nearly three miles long and up to 3/4 of a mile wide, it is part of lands granted by England to John Mason as early as 1622. The story of how Bear Island got its name comes from an early Boston Globe article, which recounts reminiscences of James Hersey, the man delegated to officially survey and name the islands granted to Governor John Wentworth and those associated with him before the Revolutionary War. This book is a nice history of the island with many illustrations (vintage photographs) and a map.
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Book Description Bear Island Conservation Association. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2822044428
Book Description Bear Island Conservation Association, 1989. Book Condition: Very Good. 128 pages in oblong illustrated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 021413
Book Description Roberts Printing, 1989. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition.. Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hamsphire. Contents Include: "Bar Bar! Much Bar!" The Early History of Bear Island; From Steamboats to Sailboards: Transportation on the Lake; "Let Her Burn:' The Bear Island House Hotel; Architecture on an Envelope: The Merrill Family; The Smallest Post Office in the Nation: the Bear Island Mail Dock; ice chests, Flatirons and Kerosene Lamps: Living on Bear Island; Sunset Services and St. John's Church: Religious Activity on the Island, etc. Card Covers. Good to good+ tight condition with some wear to cover edges and corners. 125 pages. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 06829