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South Coast Maine Print Email
Written by Dan Gair   

Nubble Light (c) Dan Gair
Seacoast Gallery

South Coast Maine stretches from Kittery to Kennebunkport and inland to the Berwicks and beyond. Here are some of the most historic and scenic towns in the largest New England state.  This community is closely tied to both the Portland and New Hampshire communities and include some of the best beaches.



PortsmouthNH Images Print Email
Written by Ralph Morang   

Sail on the Piscataqua (c) Ralph Morang
Seacoast Gallery

In three decades Ralph Morang has published thousands of local images in newspapers, magazines, slide presentations and books. Here are the first images published on our web site in a colorful collection from"'America's Smallest Seacoast".



Old Strawbery Banke Print Email
Written by Richard Haynes, Jr.   

Chase House copyright Richard Haynes
Seacoast Gallery


Portsmouth historic village never looked better than in this collection of images by veteran artist Richard Haynes. Richard's work draws on the simply beuty of architecture and objects in the preserved homesin Portsmouth. NH's Puddledock neighborhood on the Piscataqua River.



Star Light Print Email
Written by Bruce J. Parsons   

Star Island
30 Years of Star Island Photographs

Anyone who has spent time on Star Island will recognize these images. They represent the essential views of an island known for its tiny size, historic buildings and changeable light. Parsons square oversize portfolio is the most captivating view od Star Island yet from Peter E. Randall, Publisher.



Light Into Darkness Print Email
Written by Daniel Drown   



Daniel Drown was no Homer, but he was Portsmouth's blind poet of the 19th century. Twice his friends got together and paid to publish his work. His story and hist struggles are mor interesting to modern readers than his poetry. Here is a little of both from his book "Idyls of Strawberry Bank".



The Other Lady Wentworth Print Email
Written by Nora Perry   

Frances Wentworth

Longfellow made one Lady Wentworth famous. She was the very young housekeeper of the very old governor of New Hampshire before the Revolution. But there was a second lovely governor's lady. Her name was Frances, and her poor husband was barely cold before she married her powerful cousin John.



Portsmouth Harbor Heritage Print Email
Written by Nelson H. Lawry, Glen M. Williford, and Leo K. Polaski   

People at Fort
Portsmouth Harbor’s
Military and Naval Heritage


The latest photo-research volume from Arcaida (with offices right nearby in Portsmouth, NH) is a harbor tour for coastal defense fans. We asked Pete Payette, and expert on the topic, to offer a brief overview.



Rhymes With Reason & Without Print Email
Written by BP Shillaber   

BP Shillaber

BP Shillaber was born in Portsmouth and went on to become one of the nation's most beloved writers in the guise of the comic Mrs. Partington. Here are bits from his first book of poetry -- An old printing press found in the basement begins to talk. A parody of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven. The tale of "Bloody Nck" on the Piscataqua. And the tale of a dying "consumptive".


Frenchman's Lane Print Email
Written by BP Shillaber   


A man was murdered in Portsmouth in the fall of 1778. There wre many deadly crimes in the gritty seaport town, but this one left a special stain on the city. A rock where the murdered man lay, legend says, took on a bloody shadow. While the historical details are vague, the legend still looms large.



Old Man of the Mountains Verse Print Email
Written by Various Poets   

Old Man of the Mountains

It was the symbol of eternity, the proof of man's dominance, the face of the Granite State. But it fell all the same, and may prove to be the most memorable event in the reign of NH Governor Craig Benson. Now all we have left are the photogrpahs, the postcards, the memories -- and the poems. Following is a six-pack of the latter.





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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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