|White Island Lighthouse in the Isles of Shoals|
American Lighthouse Foundation historian Jeremy D’Entremont will be the featured speaker. The author of nine books and hundreds of articles, D’Entremont also edited the works of legendary lighthouse historian Edward Rowe Snow and is the founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses.
Participants will leave Portsmouth mid-afternoon Friday, September 7, aboard the Thomas Laighton and return Sunday afternoon, September 9. Casual social events, island strolls and a candlelit service in 212-year-old Gosport Chapel will round out the weekend’s activities.
Attendees will stay in rustic yet comfortable accommodations in the historic Oceanic Hotel and surrounding buildings on Star Island. Registration is $60 per person. Room and board, including all meals and round-trip boat transportation from Portsmouth, is $260 per person and up, depending on type of accommodations, with reduced rates for children under 18. The nonprofit Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association (ISHRA) is the event sponsor.