|Pictured above is a river boat that was named "Lone Star" and description below is from the Hooksett Heritage Commission
Critical to Hooksett's development, the river brought us goods, tourists, and other passengers. Pleasure boating flourished in the
late 1800's. Small cottages and summer homes were built along the banks. The Manchester/Hooksett Steamboat Company
constructed several steamboats. There were 2 or 3 steamers that traveled the river between Manchester (the Riverside Pavilion
near what used to be called the Youth Development Center on North River Road) and Hooksett. The largest of the steamers was
the General Stark; it made several trips daily. It was almost 90' long and could carry nearly 100 passengers.