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Lady of the lake - gilford NH

Lady of the lake is a boat accessible fresh water dive site, located in gilford, NH. This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 31-35ft/9-11m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

The Lady of the Lake rests upright in 30 feet of water in Smith Cove. The hull and decking remain largely intact, which allows for some great photography by diving in through the deck holes and photographing out through the portholes.

There is abundant marine life on the Lady of the Lake, including bass, perch, sunfish, carp, and eel.
Her location is Glendale Cove, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH - off west shore, between Pig Island and Glendale shore.

From "The Lady" was built in 1848-1849 by the Winnipesaukee Steamship Co. She was a side wheel paddle wheeler, 125 feet long, and went on to dominate commercial lake traffic until 1872, when the steamship "Mt. Washington" was launched. In 1893, she was docked in Glendale Cove (now named Smith Cove), stripped of machinery, and used for temporary housing for the workmen building Kimball’s Castle. In 1895, her keel was filled with rocks and she was going to be sunk in deep water north off Rattlesnake Island. While being towed, she sank unexpectedly in the middle of the cove. She rests upright in 30 feet of water in front of Marine Patrol Headquarters. She is one of the easiest and most popular dive sites in the lake. The water temperature ranges between 65-78 degrees in the summer, requiring full wetsuits. The average visibility is 20-25 feet. The double layered oak hull and decking remain intact allowing for diving through the deck holes and peeking out the portholes. There is a tremendous fish population living on and around the wreck including; small mouth bass, yellow perch, sunfish, hornpout, and an occasional carp or eel.

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