35 Years in a Lighthouse
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #55

The iron 1877 lighthouse at New Castle had not yet been installed when Joshua Card became keeper of the old wooden lighthouse there in 1874. He stayed on the job until his retirement in 1909 at age 85. The public has only recently been allowed inside this historic monument with its spectacular view thanks to the volunteer Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

 

 Portmouth Harbor Lighthouse Keeper Joshua Card / Strawbery Banke Archive

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 On Portsmouth Harbor Light
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From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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