Photograph – Portsmouth Harbor

Portsmouth Harbor

Portsmouth Harbor

This image captures the waterfront along the harbor in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as seen from the newly constructed Memorial Bridge that spans the Piscataqua River between the town and Badger Island Maine. The iconic dark red Moran tugboats can be seen in the distance. Brick residences and offices meet the water’s edge. Penthouses afford commanding views of the pleasure boats and transport ships as they cruise by on their passages between Great Bay further in or the Atlantic Ocean going out. The incredibly strong tidal currents in this area are fascinating to watch as boats fight their way through the narrows.
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Photograph – Tall Ship

The Oliver Hazard Perry

The Oliver Hazard Perry

The Sail Portsmouth organization hosted another Tall Ship visit this weekend. The Oliver Hazard Perry, a 200-foot long, square-rigged, 3-masted tall ship was open for tours in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This ship, the first full-rigged sailing ship to be built in the United States in the past 100 years, was named after the naval hero in the War of 1812. The ship was built in Newport, Rhode Island, where Perry hailed from.
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Photograph – Early Morning Walk on Peirce Island

Southend Yacht Club

Southend Yacht Club

One of my favorite places to walk is Peirce Island in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It offers interesting views of the the harbor, including Prescott Park and the Fish Pier with its working boats, the historic homes along Mechanic Street, and paths that wind along the peninsula. These images were taken on an early morning in June.
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