Three Mile Island Camp is a family-oriented facility of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, Three Mile Island welcomes AMC members and the general public to summer and fall vacation opportunities. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, this shorefront camp offers families a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Exploration of the woods, swimming, boating, and conservation programs are just a sampling of the pleasures this island getaway offers. Meals are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. Three Mile Island camp is open for nine summer weeks and four fall weekends.

Appy Overhaul - Installment #3

The original keel has now been removed, and the bottom of the hull is being prepared for installation of a new keel.  The old keel was made of fir in mostly one piece; the new keel will be made of laminated mahogany.

Here’s a photo of the old keel after it was removed on March 14th.  The removal process went very smoothly and was easier than expected.

The boat yard received four large pieces of mahogany, each approximately 4” x 10” and about 14 feet long, from which to fabricate the new keel.

Appy Overhaul Update

Appy V in GIBY's Refit Bay

 

Since our initial report, Appy has been moved to Great Island Boat Yard’s “refit” bay, and work above the waterline has begun in earnest.  In the cabin, the engine has been removed so that the keel bolts can be accessed, and all the glass has been removed.  The engine beds have been inspected and are in good shape.

 

New TMI Photo Gallery

Have a look at the new design of the TMI Photo Gallery! Over a thousand photos have been copied from the old gallery. Use the links under Pictures in the main menu to explore:

Photo Gallery
Browse photos by year and week (or Fall weekend).
Photo Albums
All the photos from the older gallery, organized into albums and sub-albums.
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Share your photos of Three Mile Island! Upload a photo and tag it with a year and week. Since this form is open to everyone on the internet, we will review new photos before showing them to the public.

Appy's Winter Overhaul

After 33+ years of service, Appy needs a bit more TLC than TMI launch drivers can provide.  This past fall, after closing weekend, Appy was trucked over to Great Island Boat Yard in Harpswell, Maine for a winter overhaul.  A marine survey done before the start of the 2013 summer season identified several items that needed to be taken care of before the 2014 season, most critically replacement of the boat’s keel, which is made of wood and not fiberglass like the rest of the hull.

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