Isles of Shoals & Portsmouth Harbor Tour
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Pack a picnic lunch and join us for a narrated Isles of Shoals and Portsmouth Harbor Tour and guided walking tour on Star Island! You'll hear about the fascinating history and lore of Portsmouth Harbor as we navigate 10 miles of river and ocean out to Star Island, one of the first footholds for settlement in the new world.
Your guided tour of the island will take you through the replica of Gosport Village, a fishing outpost dating back to the early 1600s which includes the picturesque Stone Chapel and several cottages. Hear the legend of the pirates Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, and the lady ghost of White Island. You'll also see the tallest gravestone in the state of New Hampshire, the John Smith Monument, and the Caswell Cemetery.
The guided walking portion of the tour is optional, and you are welcome to explore the island on your own.
Bring a bag lunch or purchase food from the galley snack shack. Options onboard are pizza, hotdogs, chips, and beverages.
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Register by July 13th
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (pack your picnic lunch)
Location: Depart from YSC
Fee: $55 adults
The murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home in 1873, has beguiled tourists, inspired artists, and fueled conspiracy theorists.
Some books you may want to read to explore this historic tale of the island are:
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve, a work of historical fiction.
Mystery on the Isles of Shoals , nonfiction by J. Dennis Robinson