070613 LWWA Presents Summer Speaker Series on the M/S Mt. Washington (242)

LACONIA —This summer passengers aboard the M/S Mt. Washington will not only get to enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake during their cruise, but will also have an opportunity to hear from professionals and experts on a variety of topics regarding the lake and its surroundings.
Sponsored by the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association and hosted by the M/S Mt. Washington, the Summer Speaker Series will be offered each Wednesday throughout the summer on the 12:30 p.m. cruise departing from the Weirs. Each talk, approximately 30 min. in length, will be offered twice during the 2.5 hour cruise, giving passengers ample opportunity to enjoy both the ride and the presentation.
On July 10, Harry Vogel, Senior Biologist and Executive Director of the Loon Preservation Committee kicks off the series with a presentation on the "State of The Loon -- The Natural History, Challenges, and Successes of Loons in New Hampshire". Join biologist Harry Vogel as he talks about this unique symbol of New Hampshire's wild lakes and its special place in the hearts of New Hampshire residents. Vogel will talk about loons, challenges facing loons, and the Loon Preservation Committee's work to safeguard New Hampshire's threatened loon population.
Future scheduled talks will cover the geology of Lake Winnipesaukee, bass fishing, diving and the shipwrecks in the lake, water quality and lake health, invasive species, and lake history.