Portsmouth Harbor Light

As the title suggests, this is Portsmouth Harbor Light which protects Portsmouth Harbor near the mouth of the Piscataqua River.  Originally built as a wooden structure in 1771, the current cast iron and brick tower was erected in 1877.  The original was the tenth lighthouse built in North America, and was the first light station established at a military installation of the British colonies in the United States.  The fortification surrounding the lighthouse became what is now known as Fort Constitution, and makes the whole area quite interesting to explore.


7 thoughts on “Portsmouth Harbor Light

  1. Nice composition, Steven, with the bridge to the lighthouse providing the perfect leading line. The light and colors on the horizon are fantastic, too.

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