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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #63

Last year NH’s only offshore lighthouse was cracked and in danger of collapse. This year the 1859 brick tower on White Island has been restored, thanks to a dedicated team of 7th graders from North Hampton. The "Lighthouse Kids" are still raising funds to fully match a $250,000 federal grant. This summer over 1,000 bricks were replaced, the crack sealed, the spiral staircase repainted making White almost as good as it was in this photo.

 

 

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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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