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Summertime Fun on the Big Lake
As the summer season is officially underway, a reminder from Captain Jim about the rules of the waterways.
Q & A with Captain Jim about the U.S. Mailboat
With the new season of summer mail service about to begin, we caught up with Captain Jim about what it's like to operate the oldest floating post office in America.
What’s up with the Sophie C?
Many of you are curious as to what’s up with the beloved mailboat, Sophie C. and are most likely wondering if she’ll ever sail again.
In all the years I’ve been around I cannot think of a better month for cruising the big lake, Winnipesaukee, than September after Labor Day.
Nearing the Halfway Point
It’s hard to believe that the halfway point of our 2018 season is upon us. What a season it’s been so far. With twelve weeks of cruising behind us, there are twelve weeks ahead of us giving you plenty of time to get out on the lake.
June, Anniversaries and Bike Week
Thirteen years ago I couldn’t help but notice this attractive lady greeting the U.S. Mailboat, Sophie C. many times when we stopped at the YMCA Camp Lawrence out on Bear Island. I thought nothing of it at the time other then she caught my eye...
A First for Mount Washington Cruises
Patricia Quinn already made history as the first female Skipper of the M/V Doris E. and M/V Sophie C. This year, she begins pilot training on the M/S Mount Washington.
A Salute to Mount Veterans
I am surprised by the number of veterans we do have working on the boats today. I proudly salute all my fellow employees who have served or are actively still serving this great country. They are as follows:
Retired Captains Club
Since there have been fewer than 20 Captains in the life of Mount Washington Cruises, the retired Captains’ Club is a unique fraternity. One which I will someday proudly join.
Shakedown Cruise with the Governor!
The Governor asked me last year at the Conference on Tourism if we would run the Shakedown Cruise once again. We had not done this cruise in about five years and we’ve learned how much it was missed.
Remember to honor your Mom!
With Mother's Day fast approaching, I’m sure many of you are thinking of how to honor or celebrate your mom in a memorable way. Well seeing how I’ve had to work so many of past Mothers' Days, it wasn’t always easy for me to be with her. Last year, however, I made sure she was with me.