Portsmouth Marine Society


Special Exhibit: Maritime Portsmouth —
June 3 to August 31, 2011

31- Maritime Portsmouth

The Sawtelle Collection exhibition at the Discover Portsmouth Center is a priceless collection of nearly 200 paintings and artifacts, gathered over two decades and never exhibited publicly before.

Founded in 1623, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is home to sea captains, shipbuilders, craftsmen and patriots.

In the Age of Sail, many merchant shipyards flourished alongside the Navy Yard (est. 1800) on the fast-flowing Piscataqua River between Maine and New Hampshire. This exhibit is a dramatic reminder of how closely this region is tied to the sea.

The catalog of this exhibit is the latest Portsmouth Marine Society title, Maritime Portsmouth: The Sawtelle Collection.

For a complete listing of historic events, sites, exhibits, historic houses, etc. in the Piscataqua region, please visit the Portsmouth Historical Society, and visit the newly renovated Discover Portsmouth Center.


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