Portsmouth Marine Society

Portsmouth Marine Society Publication Number 11

Port of Dover: Two Centuries of Shipping on the Cochecho

by Robert A. Whitehouse & Cathleen C. Beaudoin


Port of Dover is the unusual story of an inland seaport that serviced the busy industrial city of Dover, New Hampshire, until 1896 when floods filled in the recently dredged river ending for forever the days when three-masted sailing vessels loaded and unloaded cargoes from around the world. The authors explain how the early growth of Dover was dependent on Cochecho River ship traffic, a fascinating story which previous Dover historians have overlooked.

7x10 hardcover, 232 pages, 76 illustrations, ISBN 0-915819-10-4 $24.95