The first houseboat at Wohelo was this floating cabin. Halsey Gulick was Director of this floating camp when he was around 19. He took a group of boys on the boat for the whole summer all around Sebago Lake, including Boulders Cove below in 1920.
This seemed like a good chance to also show the Steamer Ferry that would bring campers to camp each year. Below photo looks like a special event during the summer – 1929
March and May 1938 Wohelo Birds. It seems like whether they wanted to or not it was named with these posts.
The first photo we can find – 1940
1941Another photo from 1941 shows it’s original location off Crow’s Beach.
A rare color photograph from 1942 shows the red roof in the distance in the Rowing Cove.
1947 – War over – Lots of Houseboat photos this decade19481949
1950 – triangle above door?
And this news during the winter of 1953. Notice the siding changes direction in 1954 below. Look for the moved Houseboat on Rookies in 1959 below.
1956 – Red boats look good in front.
1959 – There is the old houseboat on Rookies per 1953 article. Also note the Dock between Rookies and Little Wohelo Beach. Drone coverage of that at – 1962 Generations of Gulicks have bought silly water toys.
1967 – This photo hangs in the Museum also. Charlie Hewson.
1970 – a rare interior photo
1987 – after a 45 year break, color photos again. Did it have a red roof that whole time?
1994 Heidi and Mark during a base rebuild swap