Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse Open House

blogportsmouth 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.

To reduce Blog Loading time, a Flickr Photo Slideshow was created. For a description of each photo, please move your mouse over the photo and click on the “i” info icon.

Flickr Photo Presentation
and a Photo Map of Portsmouth Harbor was also created,
Flickr Photo Map.

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.

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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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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on October 2, 2007, in Open House and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I hope to schedule a Spring Trip to visit the restored Pemaquid Point lighthouse!

    Another beautiful Fresnel lens is the rotating Second-order Fresnel lens at Boston Harbor Lighthouse if you are able to climb the 76 spiral steps, the 9-rung ladder to the Watchroom and the 8-rung ladder to the Lantern Room! The view of Boston Harbor is breathtaking!

  2. Anytime you want to drive up the coast to Maine you’re welcome
    to Pemaquid Point light. That’s open daily for climbing, with a lovely view overlooking the cliffs, and to see the beautiful Fresnel lens up close and personal. And it’s only 32 steps. But I’m not counting the ladder’s 7 rungs.

  3. Hi Sue,
    Your welcome! My family had a great time!
    Every Lighthouse enthusiast should take the opportunity to climb a Lighthouse for the incredible view of the coastal scenery! Open Lighthouses with working Fresnel Lenses are beautiful gems to behold!

    My best travel tip is to climb a Lighthouse during the Fall or Spring season!

  4. What gorgeous photos! And a beautiful weekend to visit.
    Thanks for sharing these. I wish I could get down for the next one, alas, I have to work.

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