The M/S Mount Washington going into dry dock, November, 1999.
Most winters, the M/S Mount Washington stays
in the water in Center Harbor. Circulators are used to prevent
the water from freezing.
Every four or five years, she is taken
out of the water for maintenance.
Here are some photographs of
putting her in dry dock, November 1999.
For the first six photographs, Bizer is grateful to
Coleen Marshall of the Meredith News.
For the last three photographs, Bizer is grateful to
Hampshire Hospitality Holdings, the owner of the M/S Mount Washington.
These photographs should not be used without permission from
their respective owners.
Click on any photograph for an enlargement.
The M/S Mount Washington also spent the winter of 2003-2004 in dry dock.
The M/S Mount Washington fits into a cradle which is
lowered into the water on a track.
The cradle is on the left in the photograph.
In this photograph, The Mount has just left her dock and is being
moved into position.
She will back up about another sixty feet,
turn about thirty degrees to the right,
and then move forward into the cradle.
The whole process takes several hours.
The Mount now has her bow inside the cradle.
The Mount is now about half way into the cradle.
The Mount almost completely within the cradle, upon which
these people are standing.
Now totally within the cradle, the entire ensemble is moved toward
the winch which will pull the boat and cradle out of the water.
The tracks upon which the mount will be lifted are in the foreground.
This is the photograph which appeared on the front page of the
Meredith News on their November 10th, 1999, issue.
The cradle is slooooooooly being winched up the ramp.
Now out of the water, this view is from the pier.
Here she rests, for now, in Center Harbor.
Again, thanks to Ingunn at Hampshire Hospitality Holdings and
Coleen Marshall at the Meredith News for supplying these photographs.
This is an example of the M/S Mount Washginton most winters.
One foot thick ice all around but water circulators keep the ice off the Mount.
- Updated 01-Nov-05