Wow, what a momentous occasion for Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire – a June 8th birthday commemorating 250 years of service to mariners on the Piscataqua River! It was on June 8, 1771 when the first gleams were sent forth from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse across this strategic waterway. Since that time, the […]
ALF’s Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses chapter hosts an annual five lighthouse cruise each year. This fun cruise will take place on September 22 starting at 8:30 a.m. aboard the M/V Granite State, departing from Rye Harbor on Route 1A in Rye, NH and will return at approximately 1:00 p.m. . The cruise will pass close […]
On February 26, 2011, Swim for the Lights, an event sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundation and its chapter, Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, lived up to its incredible billing and realized its important fundraising potential. Thanks to Gary Sredzienski of Kittery, Maine, and his one-of-a-kind commitment and swimming prowess, as well as to the […]
One man’s quest to help save lighthouses is going to lengths few would dare imagine, let alone undertake. On February 26, 2011, Gary Sredzienski, known affectionately along the Piscataqua River region and beyond as the “Creek Man”, will take to the river’s frigid waters to raise funds for the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation, based in […]
Each night throughout the year, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse faithfully guides mariners along the Piscataqua River to ports of call in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, but when the calendar turns to the month of December and temperatures trend downward, the beacon does more than guide seafarers – it warms their holiday spirits too. Thanks […]
For the first time in our organization’s history, FPHL held open houses every Sunday in 2010. We provided educational tours of the lighthouse for about 2,600 people this season. Nearly 40 different volunteers helped at this year’s FPHL events. Visitors from 36 states and 10 foreign countries signed our guestbook.