Lady of the Lake and Mount Washington in Center Harbor circa 1885

The Lady of the Lake and the Mount Washington in Center Harbor, circa 1885.

Both steamships are seen again in the Kilburn Brothers stereoview #2059. Note the extensive woodpiles, ready to fuel the steam engines. 

An engraving from the 1874, second edition of John B. Bachelder’s “Popular Resorts and How to Reach Them”, shows the Lady, and the relatively brand-new Mount (two years old at the time), in Centre Harbor. An 1873 color sketch of this scene by artist John Badger Bachelder can be found on the New Hampshire Historical Society website here.

The Lady is docked while the Mount steams away.

The Mount leaving Center Harbor around 1917.

A colorized version of the previous postcard.

The Mount in Center Harbor.

The steamship Governor Endicott at Center Harbor.