Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 509
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at the head of Centre Harbor is
much superior to that from Fort
George; a fact of which hardly
any thing could have convinced
me, except the testimony of my
own eyes. The Winnepisiogee
presents a field of at least twice
the extent. The islands in view
are more numerous; of finer forms,
and more happily arranged. The
shores are not inferior. The ex-
pansion is far more magnificent;
and the grandeur of the mountains,
particularly of the Great Ossipee,
can scarcely be rivalled. It can-
not be remarked without some sur-
prise, that Lake George is annually
visited by people from the coast of
New England ; and that the Win-
nepisiogee, notwithstanding all its
accumulation of splendor and ele-
gance, is almost as much unknown
to the inhabitants of this country,
as if it lay on the eastern side of
the Caspian.” See
Centre Harbor.

Winnepisiogee River, N. H.,

Is the great outlet to the lake of
that name; and issues from the
southwest arm of the lake. It
thence passes through two bays
between Meredith and Gilford, en-
tering the Great Bay in the north-
east part of Sanbornton. From
thence it passes through two other
bays, forming the boundary between
Sanbornton on the northwest, and
Gilmanton and Northfield on the
southeast; and unites with the
Pemigewasset a short distance be-
low Webster’s falls. The stream
is rapid in its course, and has a fall
of 232 feet from the lake to its
junction with the other branch of
the Merrimack : this name being
given to the confluent stream.—
There are numerous bridges over
the Winnepisiogee; which also
furnishes many excellent privileges
for factories or other machinery.
Merrimack River.

Winnicut River, N. H.,

Or the Winniconett, a tributary
of the Piscataqua, rises in a swamp
between Hampton and N. Hamp-
ton, and passes north into the Great
Bay at Greenland.

Winooski City, Vt.

See Burlington.

Winslow, Me.

Kennebec co. This is a beauti-
ful town, opposite to Waterville : it
is watered by Kennebec and Sebas-
ticook rivers, by several ponds, and
by a fine stream, a branch of the
Sebasticook. Its water power is
constant and abundant. The soil
of the town is fertile ; the surface
is diversified, and rendered pro-
ductive by industrious and indepen-
dent farmers. Winslow is 18 miles
N. by E. from Augusta. It was
incorporated in 1771. Population,
in 1837,1,557. Wheat crop, same
year,'6,910 bushels.

Wintkrop, Me.

Kennebec co. This town is fine-
ly situated, having a fertile soil, an
undulating surface, and comprising
six beautiful sheets of water; the
Cobbessecontee and some of its trib-
uj&ries. The largest of these lakes
or ponds is ten miles in length, and
from one to three miles in width.
These waters give to Winthrop a
valuable water power, and which is
partly improved by a large cotton
mill, a flour mill, carding and cloth
dressing establishments, saw mills,
&c. There are also in the town
extensive manufactures of leather,
boots and shoes.

The principal village is delight-
fully located, in the form of a cres-
cent, at the union of the North
lake, extending into Readfield,
about six miles, with the South lake
extending into Monmouth, about
the same distance. This village is
10 miles W. from Augusta. The
East village likewise is pleasantly
situated at the northern extremity
of the large lake, and is about
miles from Augusta.


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