Patch Call: Sunapee, New Hampshire, Police Department
Sunapee, New Hampshire, is a resort community of 3,365 full-time residents. Over the summer, visitors to nearby Lake Sunapee double the town’s population to nearly 7,000. The word Sunapee is derived from the Algonquian Indian words suna—meaning “goose”—and apee—meaning “lake.” The phrase “Lake of the Wild Goose” is depicted on the patch of the Sunapee Police Department at the bottom of the town seal. The Loon Island Lighthouse, one of three still-functioning lighthouses from the 1890s situated on the lake, is shown center. True to the area’s name, a flock of wild geese is depicted in flight above the lake.