Posts by Paul McNulty

Little Gatsby House Rental

Rent The Little Gatsby House on Watchic Lake, a charming elegant treasure built in 1908, still with many of it’s original furnishings. This cottage has close proximity to everything, 100 feet of lake frontage with beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, glorious sunsets, gentle breezes, and the call of the loons.  It’s a place for a refreshing swim or some relaxing fishing or kayaking. With a gentle sloping beach and a full set of toys and sporting equipment it’s a great place
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Ice in the Early Days

Ever wonder how people chilled their milk, meats, veggies, and of course their beer during the warm summer months on the lake? Ice from an ice-house of course.  David F. Drew writes in his book An Almanac of the Paine Neighborhood and Watchic Pond From 1800 to 1935 “When my family came to camp in the spring and fall, our first chore was to get a piece of ice for the icebox. It would be covered with sawdust or hay
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Two Trails early 1900’s

Have you ever driven past the current Two Trails Diner at the intersection of Rte’s 25 and 113 and wondered how it used to be? We recently came across a some post cards (back in the day of one cent stamps) and and a newspaper advertisement for the “2 Trails Tourist Camp” and “Two Trails Tearoom” all from the early 1900’s. Check them out and send along any stories you may have of the old Two Trails and we’ll try to
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Windy Watchic

   The sun is shining and the ice is gone, but the waves are rolling in at the south end of the lake. The day turned calm by sunset.
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Keller Williams Realty

During the past twenty-five years in real estate, Bob Joslyn has had the opportunity to hone his skills in providing provide buyers and sellers alike with the knowledge needed to make sound real estate decisions. Contact Bob at 207.332.6910 or rjoslyn@kw.com if you need assistance with the sale or purchase of real estate. Bob and his family have owned waterfront property in the Lakes Region of southern Maine for over seventy years. The purchase and sale of waterfront property requires the
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Spring must really be on the way!

  We had one nice warm day this week and our thoughts turn to time on the lake. And it’s not just one warm day that’s teasing us.… ice is out, the dam has been closed (lake level down about 16-18 inches now) and the loons are back. Before we know it, we will all be complaining about the heat!
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The Porches – Camp for Boys or Home for a German Spy?

Ever wonder what it must have like back in the 1940’s to attend a summer camp? Funny enough, not too different from today… boys from the city would come out via the train (not car) to stay at the camp for one to three months to learn fishing, swimming, boating, etc.  Parents, then as now, were concerned about the food, the safety, and what their boys would be doing day in and day out. The Porches was not cheap –
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Welcome to the New Watchic Lake Website

Welcome to the new Watchic Lake Association website! We’ve updated the website to be more helpful to our members, sponsors, property owners, and users of Watchic Lake. We’ve added a lot more information about the lake, the loons, memories of the lake, and how to best protect this precious resource. Thanks to Judy Thibeau of Tebo Designs for her help in updating the site. We hope you find the new site informative and we welcome any feedback. Email comments and
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Seasonal Solutions

Provides year-round property inspection and management services to owners of residential and commercial properties throughout Southern Maine. More at www.seasonalsolutions.com or (207) 838-5305.
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Water Quality Status (Winter 2013 – 2014)

This winter the lake has been consistently covered with an ice sheet that has provided a good surface for many winter activities. Reports by those who have been fishing the lake this winter have indicated that the catch has been good to date. Pending a slow snow melt and ease into spring, conditions are such that lake water quality should remain consistent. In August 2013, the Watchic Lake Association (WLA) was notified by local authorities that a complaint regarding septic
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