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LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum will host Merrill Fay and Tom Lacey to present the program "Islands Around the Lake" on Saturday, August 24 at 11 a.m.

Merrill Fay, owner of Fay's Boat Yard spent his early summers at the camp his family owned on Bear Island. It was there that he learned to swim, fish and pilot a boat and learned the history and lore of the lake from his parents and grandparents. It was during these early years that Fay developed an appreciation and understanding of the lake and what it means to the people who have made their living from and around it for many generations.

Tom Lacey, a long time resident of Lake Winnipeseaukee, began his exploring of the lake in an 8ft. row boat, he spent eight summers working at Channel Marine. He will be speaking about Diamond Island and the research that the Navy conducted there in the early 1950's.

The presentation is free for members and $5 for non-members. To RSVP for this program call 366-5950 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The museum is located next to Funspot at 503 Endicott St. North, (Rte. 3) in Laconia.