Day 106 Portsmouth NH

We have had courtesy cars from marinas before but they were all end-of-life. This marina gave us a brand new GMC SUV. We had it for going into town 4 hrs and again for the evening to go to dinner. Also unheard of in our experience as it’s usually an hour max.

Mid morning we took a 1 1/2 hour boat tour of the harbour which was well worth it for both the scenery and the history. There is a submarine base here plus many fortifications from the Second World War back to colonial times. The town has very much kept its older buildings preserved. The Wentworth Hotel beside our Marina was where the 1905 treaty to end the Sino Russian conflict was negotiated. A local merchant, William Pepperrell, led the New England forces supported by the British Navy to take the fortress at Louisbourg from the French in 1745.

Before dinner we used the car to drive the narrow winding streets to view the many houses from the 1700s.

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Portsmouth waterfront
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Naval submarine base

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The notorious US Naval brig closed in the 1970s
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Wentworth Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our marina – part of the tour
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Downtown
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My purchases for the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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