Gift Suggestions

The Sunapee Historical Society has items that make terrific gifts for anyone interested in Sunapee.

Arrange for pick-up or mailing via USPS by e-mailing us at:  or phone 603-763-8809.
Make checks payable to “Sunapee Historical Society” for books add $5 for postage & handling, add $10 for Wild Goose Waters from Above.

Our address is:
Sunapee Historical Society
PO Box 501
Sunapee, NH 03782.
Thank You!

The History of the Lake Sunapee Regattas
Part One - 1892 to 1922
This book chronicals the first 30 years of Lake Sunapee’s iconic multi-day summer celebration of water sports competitions, sailboat races, motor boat races and the Grand Illumination.  This 114 page book includes 95 photographs and documents over 800 participants, 60 sailboats and 190 motorboats.  Biographical sketches bring to life many of its key organizers and competitors.
Part One: $20 members / $22 non-members

Part Two – 1923 to 1957 & Other Summer Celebrations
This book covers the Regattas held from 1923 to 1957, the Lake Sunapee Marathon Swim Race, Lake Grange Fair & Parades of the 1940s-1950s, Miss Lake Sunapee Beauty Contests, origin of the Lake Sunapee Water Ski School, history of the lake yacht clubs, summer kids camps and much more.  This 180+ page book includes an informative data base of the lake’s sailboats and speedboats, many biographical sketches, and about 200 photos that bring this important era in the lake’s history to life.
Part Two: $27 member / $30 non-members


Price for members - $20
Price for non-members - $22
At the Abbott Library: $22

By mail add $4 shipping.

Please include shipping address and
any special instructions.


The Loon Island Lighthouse in gold plated solid brass with white, blue and green enameled highlights
3.25″ high x 1.75″ wide x 3mm thick
Gift box & card providing the history of the Loon Island Lighthouse included.

Price for members - $20
Price for non-members - $22
At the Abbott Library: $22

By mail add $4 shipping.

Please include shipping address and
any special instructions.

Lakes of New England
Part One:  Sunapee


Reprint of an 1896 lake tour publication including
many photos of the lake, cottages, hotels,
steamboats and the surrounding area.

Wild Goose Waters from Above  


Detailed aerial photos of the area taken by
Babe Sargent and his father in 1949-50.
A “coffee-table” sized book.

Remembering Woodbine Cottage


Histories, memories, photos
and recipes from a beloved restaurant.

Tales of an "Old Time Yankee"


Carroll Leone remembers life in Sunapee
many years ago, in photos.

Bicentennial  1768 - 1968


Compiled in 1968 with articles about Sunapee’s history.

Henry Phipps Goes Skiing and
The Wild Goose DVD


Classic comedies starring Babe Sargent
Produced by Bruce Cronin.

from the Granite State
by Henry Fitts


Reflections on country living by a long-time resident.

The Story of Sunapee


A reprint of Governor Bartlett’s 1941 history of the town.

by J. P. Fahey


A history of N.H.’s 12th Regiment in the Civil War,
based on foot soldiers’ personal accounts
and memoirs written by the author’s great grandfather.
Of 1,000 who mustered in, only 100 returned.
Sunapee was not represented in the 12th Regiment,
but their experiences were similar.

SHS - Armenia White Steamboat Coffee Cup


Logo on one side, ship on the other.

SHS - Steamboat Tee Shirt


Dark blue for Men –  Light blue for Women
Medium – Large – X Large