A beautifully restored 28’ wood launch, the “Oquossoc Lady”, is a classic vessel reminiscent of the old private steamboats that delivered “sports” and vacationers to the grand hotels on the Rangeley Lakes. Built in 1947, by Goodhue Hawkins in Wolfeboro, NH on Lake Winnipesaukee, the vessel is covered with a surrey top and canvas siding that provides comfortable cruising in most weather conditions. Powered by the original 4-cylinder Gray Marine inboard engine, she purrs along quietly allowing me close interaction with the passengers as I discuss the history and describe the wildlife of the region. Originally named the “Shady Lady”, we purchased her in 2008 and relocated her to Rangeley Lake. Familiar with Naval Traditions regarding the renaming of a vessel, our first passenger was Father Paul Plante, our pastor, who blessed the boat as we re-christened her the “Oquossoc Lady”. She comfortably seats 8-10 adults. Come enjoy a scenic cruise aboard a true classic!
Named after the fly-fishing streamer pattern made famous by Carrie Stevens at Upper Dam, the “Gray Ghost” is 30’ long and has a 16’ hardtop cover over the aft half of the vessel. The largest pontoon boat on the Rangeley Lakes, she is a tri-toon (3 pontoons) design offering extreme stability. Seating capacity is adjusted for the type of cruising. Paddle Excursions can carry 10 passengers. Premier Packages, Private Charters and Group Travel Packages can carry 14 passengers. “Standing Room Only” trips can carry up to 20 passengers. The deck has a new anti-skid paint covering and comfortable seating is provided on large, heavy duty individual deck chairs. A unique feature is the inboard 8-cylinder Chevy engine and inboard/outboard stern drive. While most of our trips will be at slower speeds, I have the capacity to return to the dock/ramp quickly, if weather dictates. A specially configured kayak rack allows for transport of 10 kayaks. On the aft of the vessel is a special kayak loading platform that allows easy entry into and egress from your kayak or a swim platform for private charters.
Our 1957 restored wood Lyman runabout was added to our fleet in 2015 to fill a demand that we realized for small groups desiring to cruise on Mooselookmeguntic and Cupsuptic Lakes. Doreen purchased the “Little Lyman” for me as a retirement gift in 2006. As our cruise business has grown we started receiving requests for individuals and couples wanting private cruises on Mooselook or Cupsuptic Lakes. Our Lyman is 16 feet long and her clinker-built lapstrake design is feather-light. Powered by a 1957 35-hp Evinrude outboard, she scoots across the lake. Padded, high-backed bench seating nestled behind a wood framed glass windshield provides comfortable seating for up to three (3) passengers. Built in Sandusky, Ohio for use on the Great Lakes, the “Little Lyman” is the perfect vessel for a a personal cruise on the lakes.