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History of Newburyport Church in the Revolution Print Email
Written by Newburyport Unitarian   

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The Historical Committee of the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, released Where We Stood: A New England Church and the American Revolution, 1764-1783. This 96-page illustrated history examines the decisions made during that period by the Society’s parishioners, their friends, and their neighbors.  (Continued below)

Three Lives of the Tall Ship William Badger Print Email
Written by Peter Kurtz   


Peter Kurtz begins Bluejackets in the Blubber Room by exploring early American shipbuilding and shipbuilders in the Piscataqua region of Maine and New Hampshire. asked Peter (who lives in Cincinnati) to tell us why his first book, nine years in the making, focuses on a Portsmouth-built ship named the William Badger. Locals know Badger’s Island as the gateway to Maine and a great place to get pizza. But what was it like in the Age of Sail and where did our tall ships go? (Continued below)

Watch for Ida Moose Blogs at Islandport Press Print Email
Written by Seacoast Book News   

Com median Susan Poulin as Ida LeClairSEACOAST BOOKS

Ida LeClair will soon share the goings-on at The Busy Bee, The Brew Ha Ha and other Mahoosuc Mills hot spots, as well as keep readers up to speed about the ongoing adventures of “The Women who Run with the Moose,” through Islandport Press Web sites.  Maine-based performer and writer Susan Poulin, the creative force behind the popular stage personality Ida LeClair, has reached an agreement with Islandport to begin distributing her weekly humor blog and podcast beginning August 20. (Continued below)

An Interview with Writer Alice Boatwright Print Email
Written by Alice K. Boatwright   

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We remember Alice Boatwright as co-editor (with Chip Noon) of the Seacoast literary magazine called PENUMBRA back in the 80s, and later as marketing manager for the Children’s Museum before it moved to Dover. An unstoppable author of short stories, Alice has released her first book COLLATERAL DAMAGE, three connected novellas about the Vietnam War. (Full interview below)

Jane Kaufmann Unframed Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Potter Jane KaufmannSEACOAST BOOKS

An incredible new book documents the life of one Seacoast artist and paves the way, potentially, for a whole new genre of volumes to follow. We attended the book signing of  JANE KAUFMANN UNFRAMED at the Levi Lincoln Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. Here are a few photos from that event and a wild ramble on the importance of this monumental volume. (Continued below)

About Artist and Writer George Savary Wasson Print Email
Written by Greg Gathers   


Brought up in an intellectual atmosphere, artist George Wasson never lost touch with the rustic Maine coast, for he spent most of this summers with his grandfather at Brooksville. These summer visits he loved, entering fully into the life of Brooksville. His folksy books about Kittery Point Maine, though out of print today, are still beloved by many and preserve the local dialect. (Continued below)

New Book Illustrates Plight of Wild Horses Print Email
Written by Denise Brown   


Horses are no longer a necessity for work or transportation as they were in the days of the Wild West. Unwanted horses are often abused, abandoned, or worse. A new book by illustrator Denise Brown takes on these controversial practices. Wind, Wild Horse Rescue is an adventure about the plight of America's wild mustangs and the fight to prevent from being eliminated on public lands. (Continued below)


Kill All the Vampire Writers Print Email
Written by Robyn Dennison   

Kill All the Vampire Writers ebookKILL ALL THE VAMPIRE WRITERS

Had a gutful of cheesy vampire novels and movies? So has Jefferson Stark, the only real vampire alive. Well, sort of alive. He doesn’t suck blood or burn up in the sunlight. Real vampires, according to local author Robyn Dennison, have no connection to the horny teens in the Twilight series or the batty Bram Stoker types. New England vampires live forever by drinking hot cups of human heart tea. (Continued below)


Portsmouth Publisher Wins Kirkus Kudos Print Email
Written by Peter E Randall Publisher   

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Kirkus Reviews, called “The World’s Toughest Book Critics,” has named Uncertain Journey, a new novel by author James Rouman published by Peter E. Randall Publisher of Portsmouth, NH, to this year’s “Best Indie of 2011.” Kirkus reviews more than 5,000 books each year but only named 50 as the top “Best Indie” books, honoring books from independent authors. (Continued below)

Americas Privateer, Lynx and the War of 1812 Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Privateer Lynx



American privateers played an important role in the two wars with England that forged this nation. Two years in the making by historian J. Dennis Robinson, this is the story of America’s “patriot pirates,” and much more. It is also the story of two letters of marquee named LYNX, both rakish privateers. The first Lynx was captured in the War of 1812. The second built at Rockport, Maine and registered at Portsmouth, NH, sails today. Order your colorful copy now.





Welcome to the BICENTENNIAL of the War of 1812!

Our new book tells the story of two ships named PRIVATEER LYNX

one built in Baltimore, the other in Maine and registered in Portsmouth, NH.

Support your local author and order today. Make the ideal historical gift.

Order a signed copy for $35 (plus $3.99 postage).Postage includes media mail book rate in sturdy cardboard box container. (Allow at least two weeks for delivery, continental USA shipping only.)




“The War of 1812 privateer Lynx comes to life brilliantly in America’s Privateer…an inspiring book.”
-- PETER STANFORD, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society


Author J. Dennis Robinson has vividly told the tale of Lynx and the war of 1812, an informative and moving “sea yarn” for a contemporary audience. This engaging story is accompanied by over 190 color photographs, maps, and paintings – a must read for sailors and landlubbers alike.
Hardbound, 184 pages, 9 x 11”



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  • Book of the Week

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  • Poetry


    So much about the Seacoast inspires great poetry -- from sea charities to shipwreck ballads to modern verse. This section features the work of local writers young and old, famous and obscure.


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  • Film

    FilmNew Hampshire ain’t Hollywood. It’s better. But we inspire more movies than are made here. Even films written about NH are often shot in Canada or elsewhere. All the same, there are stories to tell, tales of UFOs, black history, murder, sea adventures and quiet simple folk. We span the gap from Peyton Place to On Golden Pond. This web area is dedicated to films about us, by us, or loosely connected to NH and the nearby coast. It is a work in progress. Click for local movies NOW PLAYING or get info from our MOVIE DATA page.

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  • Gallery

    GallerySeacoastNH is always looking for evocative images of our region and beyond. This is where we put them. Each gallery showcases the work of a single artist or project. Each has a theme. Each draws us in for some reason and captures a little of the diversity that makes our region unique. Come on in. Learn about the artists and, if you need creative work, contact them. Tell them we sent you.

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