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The Placenames of Portsmouth Print Email
Written by Nancy Grossman   

Questions This Way

The history of a town is written into its streets and parks and rivers and schools. Now Portsmouth residents can trace the story of the street they live on. More than 450 are included here. This revolutionary reference book is manna for historians and mind candy for those who just love Portsmouth.



Just Rye Harbor Print Email
Written by Thomas and Rosemary Clarie   

Rye Harbor by Peter E; Randall

Although only 43 acres in size, Rye Harbor, NH has a fascinating history and its story, in microcosm, can be compared to much larger bodies of water. This new book does just that. Click for info and a sampling of photos from the book, edited by Peter Randall.




Ballad of Jack Ringbolt Print Email
Written by James Kennard, Jr.   



Jack Ringbolt was buried at sea, but that wasn’t the end of him. In this incredible poem by a handicapped author, Jack rises again. It is part horror story, part religious rapture. It is also one of the most interesting maritime ballads written locally until the arrival of Portsmouth laureate John Perrault.



I was a Middle-Aged Movie Extra Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Gregg Trzaskowski in the unreleased 1997 independent film Family Trees / Ralph Morang
The Making of "Family Trees"

Movie extras are like cattle. The director pushes them left and right while the real actors get all the attention. Here the author plays a lowly role, then is cut out of the final film. Then the film never gets released. How low, we ask you, can one guy go?



Here Comes the Old Man Now Print Email
Written by John Perrault   

Poet John Perrault


After a stirring term as Portsmouth poet laureate, John Perrault has yet another book of verse. Fellow laureate Marie Harris says of his latest collection: "His poems are heartfelt, unsentimental, tender and muscular . . . political and deeply personal."




The Hidden Gold Print Email
Written by Clara Lynn   

Old Oaken Bucket

The best place to hide something is in the most obvious place. Local poet Clara Lynn tells an amazing story of an enslaved NH man who saves his owner's fortune using his wit and true grit. Adapted from an account in "Brewster's Rambles", the ballad writer taps into African American history in a New England seaport town.



The Films de Rochemont Never Made Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

De Rochemont Shooting Beacon Street /

So many movie scripts, so little time. Oscar winner Louis de Rochemont had big plans to make more Seacoast movies. There was one about a Portsmouth tycoon, another about an island murder and a third about a lively boy from Exeter. But alas, even the prolific de Rochemont could not do it all. A rare behind-the-scenes report.



The Railroad Through the Farm Print Email
Written by Sam Foss   

Train through the FarmSEACOAST POETRY

The passenger train is back in Seacoast, New Hampshire after disappearing for decades. Severed from passenger service in the middle of the 20th century, the region is coming to terms with 85 miles per hour commuting again? And how did NH farmers feel about the coming of the early railroads that cut through family farms. Sam Foss rails against the railway.



The Locomotive and the Snow-flakes Print Email
Written by Charles W. Brewster   



What can slow the mighty locomotive that appears all powerful. Not a cannon, not a giant, not an army. Accoarding to Portsmouth poet Charles Brewster, the enemy of the train is the snowflake. It may look small and live only briefly, but there are strength in numbers.



From Farm to Market Print Email
Written by Marianne Pernold Young   

Strawberries (c) Marianne Pernold Young

Who are those people who sell fresh goods each week at the Seacoast Farmer’s Market? This homegrown volume takes you to the family farms of twenty local independents. Celebrate the survival of these unsung business owners by ordering a copy of "Farm to Market" by an award-winning local photographer.




More Articles...

  1. John Paul Jones for Young Readers
  2. Maple Sugaring in NH
  3. Lost Boundaries
  4. Seacoast Light
  5. Vane of the Old North Church
  6. The Changeling
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Greater Newburyport Scenes
  9. The New Wife and the Old
  10. Antique Trunks
  11. Photos from Whistle at Eaton Falls
  12. Whistle at Eaton Falls
  13. Hampton Beach
  14. The Ballad of the Squalus
  15. The Wreck of Rivermouth
  16. Architecture Black and White
  17. Images of Kennebunkport
  18. Women of the Seacoast
  19. Winter Out of Fall
  20. Pinhole Photography
  21. South Coast Maine
  22. PortsmouthNH Images
  23. Old Strawbery Banke
  24. Star Light
  25. Light Into Darkness
  26. The Other Lady Wentworth
  27. Portsmouth Harbor Heritage
  28. Rhymes With Reason & Without
  29. Frenchman's Lane
  30. Old Man of the Mountains Verse
  31. The Unhappy Sufferers of Portsmouth
  32. Saint Aspenquid
  33. The Coming War
  34. Take Heart
  35. Last Verses of Esther Buffler
  36. Luck and Mr. Fields
  37. Covering and Uncovering
  38. A Time Before New Hampshire
  39. The Poor Voter on Election Day
  40. Seacoast NH Film Classics
  41. The Movie Data Robot
  42. Seacoast Cinemas
  43. Movies Now Playing
  44. Who Played Barney Hill?
  45. The UFO Incident
  46. A Short History of Boston
  47. The Hurricane of 1938
  48. Weird US
  49. On the Trail of Evangeline
  50. The Second Love of Annie Fields
  51. Rye and Rye Beach Postcards
  52. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
  53. Beyond the Garden Gate
  54. Pirates, Shipwrecks, Treasures & Mystery
  55. Lighthouses of New England
  56. Paul Revere's Other Ride
  57. The Left-Handed Fiddler
  58. NH's Nine State Songs
  59. Song for the Sons of Liberty (1766)
  60. Wentworth by the Sea
  61. History and Genealogy of "Elder" John Whipple
  62. New England: A Photographic Portrait
  63. Ballad of Louis Wagner and Other New England Stories in Verse
  64. The Young Man and the Sea
  65. Portsmouth & Coastal NH: A Photographic Portrait
  66. Sarah Orne Jewett at The Jewett Eastman House
  67. Black Portsmouth
  68. Seacoast Poems


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  • Book of the Week

    Our focus here largely is on books about our Piscataqua Seacoast region or written by Seacoast authors.  With our active literary community, that means a lot of volumes. Where possible we offer links for you to buy books. Our goal here is not to review, but to keep you posted on the latest, and sometimes little known publications.

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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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