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John Paul Jones for Young Readers Print Email
Written by Brenda Haugen   

JPJ by Wyeth

As many as 100 authors have taken on the complex life of John Paul Jones, many in books written for young readers. Here is one more. But we’re pleased to report that this new "library edition" for middle-schoolers is not your father’s history text. Although well-researched and well-written, this bio is fun to read, filled with pictures and up to date.



Maple Sugaring in NH Print Email
Written by Barbara Mills Lassonde   

Maple Sugaring

While Vermont gets the headlines, New Hampshire has maple shugaring too. Right here in the Seacoast you can see those classic metal pails hanging from the trees as the clear white liquid drip-drips away. This new book celebrates the centuries old NH tradition with 200 pictures. Click to see samples.

Lost Boundaries Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH Film   

Lost Boundaries

Produced by Louise de Rochemont


This film abour race in a small NH town shocked audeinces in 1949 and was banned in some states. Crude as it may be, it opened doors to other filmsabout black America. Shot laregely in the Seacoast and premiered in Portsmouth, Lost Boundaries is summarized here for the first time online.


Seacoast Light Print Email
Written by Harry Lichtman   

Photos by Harry Lichtman


In any weather in any season, you’ll find Harry Lichman outdoors. Neither sleet, nor wind nor biting insects can keep him from his chosen work – landscape photography. Included here are a dozen dramatic scenes of the Seacoast in its most dramatic lighting.



Vane of the Old North Church Print Email
Written by Charles W. Brewster   

Old North Church

Today the Old North Church spire is the most recognizeable image in the city. It links the seacoast to its past, to a time when Washington and Daniel Webster attended services here in Market Square. It is also falling down and in immediate need of costly repair. In this poem, written after the Civil War, historian Brewster remembers when the old weathervane came down. He lets the steeple tell its own story.


The Changeling Print Email
Written by James Russell Lowell and John Greenleaf Whittier   

Devils, witches, babies & moms

What's better than one devil baby? Two devil babies, of course. Two New England poets were haunted by this tale of an infant possessed by Satan. Or was it the work of Hampton witch Goody Cole? Or maybe the mother herself was insane. Or perhpas -- it was just a normal screaming baby and a very exhausted mom. You be the judjge.


New Hampshire Print Email
Written by John Greenleaf Whittier   

JP Hale, First Abolitionist SenatorSEACOAST POETRY

It is not a long poem. It is not an accurate poem. But in New Hampshire, where our history of civil rights is far from stellar, we’ll take all the praise we can get. In 1846 New Hampshire elected the first openly Abolitionist senator John P, Hale of Dover, and sent him to Washington. John Greenleaf Whittier saw NH as leading the way to the abolition of slavery. NH didn’t. Here is the poem.


Greater Newburyport Scenes Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH Gallery   

Seal at Newburyport by Tim Wareham

Like its NH neighbor, the town of Newbury was settled in the early 1600s and evolved into a successful seaport before the Revolution. Fires and stagnant trade followed, but the port rebounded through shipbuilding, manufacturing and now – tourism. Click for a colorful array of images from some of the region’s top shutterbugs.



The New Wife and the Old Print Email
Written by John Greenleaf Whittier   


ATTENTION ALL WIDOWERS: Before marrying your second wife, make sure your first is not hiding under the bed. General Jonathan Moulton learned that lesson the hard way. Pretty spooky stuff. Sure, it's just a legend. But the people of Hampton have long had their fun with General Moulton, whom they said, should never have made a deal with the devil.


Antique Trunks Print Email
Written by Paul Pat Morse   

Antique Trunks

He is a professor of Trunkology. When it comes to antique trunks, nobody knows more than Paul Pat Morse. Owner of the Trunk Shop in Barrington with his wife Linda, Pat is the author of three books on old trunks. We've included them here. As a bonus, Pat answers Frequently Asked Questions about -- you got it -- trunks.




More Articles...

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