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Photos from Whistle at Eaton Falls Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH Film   

Whistle at Eaton Falls poster
Louis de Rochemont

Long before "Norma Rae", filmmaker Louis de Rochemont dramatized NH labor unions in Whistle at Eaton Falls. Filmed largely in Seacoast, NH, the movie was a box office success and featured a number of stars who became household names. Louise de Rochemont promoted his docum-drama with all the publicity of a Hollywod film. Icluded are nearly still images from the production.


Whistle at Eaton Falls Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH Film   

Whistle at Eaton Falls
Produced by Louise de Rochemont

Shot in Seacoast, New Hampshire, this 1951 film introduced Ernest Borgnine and Anne Francis and starred Lloyd Bridge, Diana Douglas and Dorothy Gish. It is still unavailable in video or DVD, but a reader sent us a bootleg copy. We sat down and created the only detailed film plot summary.

Hampton Beach Print Email
Written by John Greenleaf Whittier   

Boar's Head, Hampton Beach, NH

Whittier loved New Hampshire. He visited often, touring the Isles of Shoals and drawing strength from the sea. The poet even died in New Hampshire. Here he writes about Hampton Beach long before fried dough, parasailing and bikinis. At the dawn of tourism, once could even pitch a tent on the sands and watch the pounding waves.



The Ballad of the Squalus Print Email
Written by John Perrault   


THis is among the most powerful ballads ever to come from the New Hampshire Seacoast. The story of the Squalus is both tragedy and heroic success. Singer/ songwriter John Perrault reconstructed the tale of the 1939 submarine sinking off the Isles of Shoals from an eye witness account.



The Wreck of Rivermouth Print Email
Written by John Greenleaf Whittier   

Goody Cole /


Don’t mess with Goody Cole. In this seminal Seacoast ballad, John Greenleaf Whittier mixed two local legends into a spooky tale about witchcraft and death off the Isles of Shoals. Our coverage online includes the "backstory", a 1657 shipwreck report and the poets own notes on the story.


Architecture Black and White Print Email
Written by David Petty   

Old Peirce Mansion (c) David Petty
Seacoast Gallery

Hampstead, NH photographer David Petty offers this classic gallery of historic objects and architecture. Attracted to New England history, David presents new artistic views of old familiar scenes. A commedical artist by trade, David is also a dedicated history re-enactor, bring both Seacoast worlds together here.


Images of Kennebunkport Print Email
Written by Robert Dennis   

Kennebunkport Winter (c) Robert Dennis
Seacoast Gallery

Robert Dennis loves this town. In recent years his photographs of the Kennebunks have appeared just about everywhere – including here. Following is just a sample of the artist’s ever-expanding collection of photos from the scenic Maine fishing village and summer home even to a president.



Women of the Seacoast Print Email
Written by Frank Clarkson   

Woman with bike *c) Frank Clarkson

Seacoast Gallery


A dozen professional images of local women in local settings. This archived gallery offers a wide range of subjects and sceneryin this timeless collection. Seacoast Gallery is a regular feature of



Winter Out of Fall Print Email
Written by Marianne Pernold-Young   

(c) Marianne Pernold-Young

Seacoast Gallery

At first the seasons seem to overlap. There are wintry days in fall as the temperature drops and the snow practices. Then there are fallish days in winter when there breathes a hope that the deep cold will never come. This gallery mixes both together.



Pinhole Photography Print Email
Written by Steve Salniker   

Milkweed (c) Steve Salniker
Seacoast Gallery


And now for something completely different. With all those spiffy digital cameras available, why would someone take photos using a wooden box with a hole in it? Don't knock it until you've tried it. The primitive art of pinhole photography is making a compeback as a simple, satisfyiny art in a complex age.





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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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