Thursday, November 10, 2016

Visiting Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse photo by mbgphoto
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Reviewing our Visit to Portsmouth Lighthouse


Our son moved to New Hampshire this summer, so we made our first trip to visit his family in September.  While there we all took a Sunday afternoon drive to the coast and visited the town of Portsmouth Harbor.  I love lighthouses and I was anxious to show my two young granddaughters their first lighthouse.

The Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is just north of the city of Portsmouth on the grounds of Fort Constitution.  Fort Constitution is a Revolutionary War fortification.  My granddaughters enjoyed walking around the grounds and seeing the old fortress.  After looking over the grounds we made our way to the lighthouse.  The lighthouse was available for climbing that afternoon so several of us decided to make the climb.  We found out the lighthouse is sometimes called  Fort Point Light, New Castle Light, and Fort Constitution Light in addition to Portmouth Lighthouse.

The photo below shows my granddaughter Emily climbing the steps to the lighthouse with her Mom.

photo by mbgphoto


View from the Top

Here are several photos I took from on top of the 48 foot lighthouse.  The first is the lens that can be seen for 12 nautical miles.
The Lens in Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse photo by mbgphoto

Surrounding Area of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse photo by mbgphoto

View From Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse photo by mbgphoto


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  1. What gorgeous pictures you have of the Portsmouth Lighthouse.I've visited several lighthouses myself but never made it to this one. And never took such beautiful pictures either.

  2. What a fun trip. A visit to your family and a trip to a lighthouse. Gorgeous photographs, as always.

  3. I'm surprised this is your granddaughters' first lighthouse. How cool that it's located near where they now live! Nice that you're carrying on the lighthouse tradition with them. Beautiful pictures, interesting history.

  4. As much as you love lighthouses, I know this had to be a gloriously wonderful day for you! How wonderful that you were able to be with your granddaughters the first time they toured a lighthouse. And, what a wonderful memory for them too. I am sure they will cherish it for their entire lifetime.

  5. I love the tours I can take of faraway lighthouses thanks to you. Beautiful places and beautiful lighthouse.

  6. Well I didn't know there was a Portsmouth in New Hampshire, when I saw the title I thought you'd been to England to explore more lighthouses! It looks like a gorgeous lighthouse, but then (like you) I do love lighthouses!

  7. I've only toured one lighthouse. I never seem to have opportunities to take any tours near here. Your granddaughter looks like she'd really having fun. You got some great shots from the top of the lighthouse. But you always get great shots of and from lighthouses.


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