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June 2000

Remember last Market Square Day?

Ranger Foundation Market Square Display 2000

Plans to build a reproduction of Paul Jones frigate Ranger sparked a major maritime exhibit at this year's Market Square Day in Portsmouth, NH. Among the exhibits was a display of the new Ranger Foundation web site and the launch of a Ranger Walking Tour of the city.



Ranger Foundation Market Square Display 2000

A warship needs canons, and the creation of the artillery for the 1777 Portsmouth built- replica are already underway. John Paul Jones himself appears to be working in the background.



Ranger Foundation Market Square Display 2000

This Jones looks more lively than the one featured recently. The re-enactor has adopted the powdered wig look, not often seen in portraits of JPJ. (Photo by Tim Dubuque)



Ranger Foundation Market Square Display 2000

Timbers will be needed in great quantity too, and so will skilled workers. The last wooden battle ship build in these parts was the USS Boxer in 1904. Old skills need to be relearned.



Ranger Foundation Market Square Display 2000

Sailors say it's good luck when a dolphin follows a ship. This one appeared courtesy of the Portsmouth Children's Museum and a plucky volunteer.


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Photos and text by J. Dennis Robinson
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History of the Jones House

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