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AMERICAN EAGLE
: $45.00
AMERICAN EAGLE
While others have investigated aspects of Bellamy’s life, Jim Craig has pulled all the available documentary and material evidence together to retell his brash life in full detail and brought a curator’s eye to the bold art of this pioneer icon maker.
Atlantic Heights
: $20.00
Atlantic Heights
At the beginning of World War I, the federal government authorized the establishment of shipyards to construct freighters. One company was the Atlantic Corporation of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After building 10 ships the corporation went out of business.
Building Portsmouth
: $19.95
Building Portsmouth
A rare survivor of three centuries of urban change, with new emphasis on preservation and revitalization, Portsmouth, NH, is recognized today as one of the architectural treasures of New England.
Clippers of the Port of Portsmouth
: $24.95
Clippers of the Port of Portsmouth
Designed and built for speed, clipper ships have long excited the imagination of anyone interested in the sea. Port of Portsmouth shipyards turned out 28 clippers during this period, and once sent down the Piscataqua, none of the clippers ever returned.
Do Your Job!
: $30.00
Do Your Job!
As the first full-length account of the Yard’s history since 1978, this narrative covers many aspects of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's stirring contributions to the nation’s past...
Friendly Edifices
: $35.00
Friendly Edifices
The 5 lighthouses of the Piscataqua region of New Hampshire and Maine- tales of tragedy, beauty & intrigue are only the tip of the story that begins with politicians and building contractors and continues with the lighthouse keepers and their families.
George Washington in New Hampshire
: $25.00
George Washington in New Hampshire
Originally published in 1932, this unique book was reprinted in honor of the 200th anniversary of Washington's visit to New Hampshire and Portsmouth where he spent four days in November 1789.
Heavy Weather and Hard Luck
: $30.00
Heavy Weather and Hard Luck
Here are stories of shipwrecks and captures by South Pacific natives, chance meetings at sea with other Portsmouth vessels, visits to exotic ports, and the financial ruin of the Portsmouth Whaling Company, not to mention the woes of crewmen...
In Female Worth and Elegance
: $20.00
In Female Worth and Elegance
Instruction in needlework played an important role in the education of Portsmouth, NH females well into the 19th century. Judged on technical merit, the work of these young students (the average age of the girls is 11) exhibits a range of capabilities.
Jenny Lind and the Clipper Nightingale Figurehead
: $35.00
Jenny Lind and the Clipper Nightingale Figurehead
The Piscataqua built clipper Nightingale is perhaps the most beautiful and famous sailing ship ever launched into these local waters. The ship's figurehead was a ¾ life size carving of Jenny Lind- the story of the figure head is a tale to tell...
John Haley Bellamy: Carver of Eagles
: $20.00
John Haley Bellamy: Carver of Eagles
John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914) has become one of America’s best known woodcarvers. Despite his great talent, Bellamy led a troubled, restless life, often moving from job to job, sometimes working for as little as $2.50 per day.
John Paul Jones and the Ranger
: $20.00
John Paul Jones and the Ranger
From July 1777, when he arrived in Portsmouth, until May 1778, when he relinquished command of the Ranger, John Paul Jones confronted local & national government officials, then battled the British during one of the most exciting voyages in navy history.
Just Rye Harbor
: $30.00
Just Rye Harbor
Although only 43 acres in size, Rye Harbor has a fascinating history and its story, in microcosm, might well be compared to much larger bodies of water.
Maritime Portsmouth
: $35.00
Maritime Portsmouth
It started innocently enough- Joe and Jean Sawtelle simply wanted a painting of a Portsmouth-built ship to hang above the mantel in their New Castle home. New Hampshire's only seaport, Portsmouth was one of the nation's key ports in the Age of Sail.
Montgomery and The Portsmouth
: $25.00
Montgomery and The Portsmouth
Originally published in 1958, this book tells the story of the capture of Yerba Buena, now San Francisco, and the first raising of the American flag in Mexican Territory in the conquest of what is now California.
Port of Portsmouth Ships and the Cotton Trade 1783 - 1829
: $24.95
Port of Portsmouth Ships and the Cotton Trade 1783 - 1829
This book is composed of biographies of the 203 three-masted ships built in the Port between 1783 and 1829. Using Portsmouth Customs District records and local newspapers, Brighton follows ships from the ways to ports round the world.
Portsmouth's Heyday in Shipbuilding
: $25.00
Portsmouth's Heyday in Shipbuilding
This book is primarily the story of the 115 three-masted ships and the men who built them. Its contents will give the reader a sense of the importance of the Customs District of Portsmouth in this glorious era of sailing ships.
Rambles About Portsmouth
: $25.00
Rambles About Portsmouth
More than 150 years ago, Charles Warren Brewster began publishing in his newspaper, The Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics, a series of essays on the history of his already ancient community. Brighton is attempting to carryon Brewster’s efforts
U.S.S. Albacore
: $15.00
U.S.S. Albacore
This book is the biography of U.S.S Albacore, the first wholly streamlines submarine. She twice claimed the record for the fastest submarine in the world. Built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in 1952-53, she made 27 knots at a time when no other sub could.
Under the Isles of Shoals
: $29.95
Under the Isles of Shoals
Small artifacts tell big stories. Were prehistoric Native Americans hunting on the rocky Isles of Shoals 6,000 years ago? Did extinct “giant cod” really weigh over 120 pounds? Nathan Hamilton and his archaeology students have unearthed 250,000 artifacts.
Wealth and Honour
: $30.00
Wealth and Honour
This volume concentrates on Portsmouth, New Hampshire – known as the Port of Piscataqua in its early days – during the golden age of America privateering, 1775 to 1815.Huge fortunes were made and lost.
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