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Isles of Shoals
Six miles off the coast and straddling the border of Maine and New Hampshire, the nine small islands known as the Isles of Shoals comprise one of New England's most remarkable maritime treasures.

Photo 1999 by Peter E. Randall

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Isles of Shoals Articles List


Lighthouse Kids SAVE White Island Light New Icon


The Simple Art of Uncle Oscar New Icon


Smuttynose Weather Photos  


The Crack in White Island Lighthouse


Celia Thaxter Paintings 


Levi Thaxter & Sons Burial Site


Smuttynose Diaries: Part One
Smuttynose Diaries: Part Two


In Search of Blackbeard's Treasure

Sailboat History Channel Seeks Blackbeard's Treasure
Sailboat The Tragic Tale of Beebe's Babies
Sailboat A Smuttynose Sunrise
Sailboat Original Smuttynose Murder News Clips
Sailboat Chronicle Visits Smuttynose
Sailboat The Ugliest Monument in New England
Sailboat John Smith Gets His own Homepage!
Sailboat Why John Smith Never Returned to the Isles
Sailboat Capt. John Smith Monument, Star Island
Sailboat Behind the Scenes at the Oceanic Hotel

Sailboat Exclusive:
Inside the Vaughn/Thaxter Museum on Star

Sailboat Read Celia's Greatest Hits

Sailboat Isles and Celia Hotlinks
Go here first to find out how to visit
the Islands and learn about Celia.

Sailboat Playing Celia is Serious Business

Sailboat He Died on the Isles
A reader searches for a lost ancestor
buried on the Isles of Shoals

Sailboat Detailed Shoals Maps from 1873

Sailboat The Spaniards' Graves (poem)

Sailboat Wreck of the Seguntum (poem)

Sailboat Digging Into the Spaniards Graves

Sailboat A Unique View of the Shoals
Thomas Bailey Aldrich points out the Isles from
the rooftop of Portsmouth's Athenaeum

Sailboat We Tour Appledore Island
Homegrown images of the marine research
island, once home to Celia Thaxter.

Sailboat Wreck of Rivermouth
Sitting on Appledore Island, John Greenleaf Whittier
transforms Celia's story into a famous local ballad

Sailboat Star Island Sunrise
Our own disposable camera tour.

Sailboat Star Island Early Postcard Gallery
Hop aboard the ferry and visit Star Island in 1910.

Sailboat Rows to Smuttynose
Members of, local literary figures and experts travel out to the isles for a weekend of exploration and study.

Sailboat Smuttynose Murder: The Web Site
March 1873...the true story behind the Seacoast crime of the century. A series of articles on the famous Smuttynose murders of 1873. Includes photos.

Sailboat Isles of Shoals Photo Gallery by Peter Randall
The best known Isles photographer presents some of his most unforgettable images from "Out on the Shoals".

Sailboat Isles of Shoals Map
The nine islands summarized in crisp detail on our own clickable map. Easy to use.

Sailboat Capsule History of the Isles of Shoals
Trace the amazing story of the nation's top colonial fishing village, through the grand hotel era to the present day.

Sailboat Gosport Harbor: 1860 Early Photos
A dozen recently discovered images of Star Island from a newly published book on the last "Shoalers" of Gosport, NH.

Sailboat Poet Celia Thaxter
Olive Tardiff sketches the life of one of America's most popular poets in this selection from her book on NH women.

Sailboat The Seacoast Bookstore & Gift Shop
Purchase three Shoals books on-line with our secured server or get an Isles tape FREE when you purchase two original video tours of the region.

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