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100 Years Ago: The Tidal Wave Ships of July 4th 1918

On the Fourth of July 1918 the United States celebrated the holiday with a Tidal Wave of ships.  From both coasts–Portland, Maine to Portland Oregon and at Great Lakes ports a virtual tsunami when ninety-five new ships were launched. It … Continue reading

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Poem: “The Song of a River” by Sam Walter Foss

I Hear my song of a river, Its calm and its strife; ‘Tis the song of a river, The song of a life. Afar amid benignant hills in caverns of deep shade, ‘Neath rippling arches of cool leaves, within a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Gundalow

A Gundalow is a small boat, “a shallow drafted type of cargo barge,” built to be used on rivers and estuaries in the early days of New Hampshire and Maine history.  There are records showing they were also used on … Continue reading

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Missing Places: Wither’s Island, Kittery Maine

Though I am blogging about an island in Maine, the history of this place is intimately connected to that of New Hampshire’s in several ways.  Thus, this tiny isle in the Piscataqua River deserves an article in my blog. Maine’s … Continue reading

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Henniker New Hampshire Poet: Edna Dean Proctor (1827-1923)

Edna Dean Proctor was born in Henniker NH in 1827, on Proctor’s Hill overlooking the Contoocook River. She was educated in early years at home by her mother, later at Mt. Holyoke Seminary and at Concord NH.  Her life’s professions … Continue reading

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