Chapel on the Shoals
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #5

In 1790 the fishermen of Star Island burned their wooden church for fuel on the treeless Isles of Shoals. Missionaries to the island rebuilt the Gosport chapel out of stone in 1800. The tower seen here with the codfish weathervane was blown down in 1892 and rebuilt by Celia's brother Oscar Laighton. The chapel is still used every summer evening for nondenominational services by Star Island Corporation guests.

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Gosport Chapel

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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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