Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse Open House
This past Sunday was beautiful Fall day for visiting scenic Portsmouth Harbor, Fort Constitution, and two historic Lighthouses! During the Open House of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, we climbed the 44 spiral steps and a 7 rung ladder to the Lantern Room of the Lighthouse to see the working 1877 Fourth-order Fresnel Lens exhibiting a Fixed Green Light, the spectacular scenic harbor and Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse.
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I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks to Jeremy D’Entremont and his team of volunteers for their excellent presentation of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse! And, thank you Pat, the NH Rest Area expert, for sharing your explosive Revolutionary stories about the Fort and New Hampshire Rest Areas!
In 1771, the first Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse was erected at Fort William and Mary later renamed Fort Constitution. For history fans, Captain John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy, sailed from Portsmouth Harbor in command of the Portsmouth-built warship, Ranger on November 1, 1777.
For more information about Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, please click on the photo of this post.
For directions to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, please click on the Google Map of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
The last Open House for 2007 is October 14 from 1 to 5 pm.
To view a schedule of Open Houses, please visit the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.
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