River Boat
Links to Other Examples
Hooksett was a famous tourist destination in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as
refered to in the town's history books.  This included a steam river boat at the turn of the
century.

An old fashion looking river boat with a paddle wheel named the “Hooksett's River
Queen” could be brought back and docked at the new Merrimount Landing, and travel
between Robie’s Country Store and the Amoskeag Bridge in Manchester for river tours,
special events or a restaurant.  (approx. 6 miles one way, 2 hours down and back by
paddle boat)

In addition, a group of smaller tour boats or gondolas could be established to provide
guided tours of Hooksett’s village area and waterfall.

The boats would be highly visible from Route 3A , Main Street Bridge, Robie's Country
Store's future outdoor deck and the quaint Hooksett Village, giving shoppers and
tourists almost the same feeling as Sunapee Harbor.
- Songo River Queen:

http://www.songoriverqueen.net/
- Harbor Cruises, Pilgrimth Belle:

http://www.plymouthharborcruises.com/
- Sunapee Harbor:

http://www.sunapeecruises.com/
- Picture/Article from book:

"Around Hooksett" by Alice Noyes
- Original River Boat:  (NEW)

Lone Star Riverboat
- Model Considered:

Example# 1 Considered
Model of Future Hooksett's River Queen
Merrimount Corner