The Atlantic Pearl at Sunset


The Atlantic Pearl freighter sits docked and unloading beneath a memorable sunset over the Piscataqua River.  The pastel clouds and late day light graced the stern of the boat with an orange glow, reflected in the rippling water.  Click on this one to enjoy it at full size!

The Atlantic Pearl from Penhallow Street


The Atlantic Pearl as seen from Penhallow Street.  I’ve always loved the imposing presence of a freighter next to the tugboats from this angle.  It fits right in with the scale of the multi-storied buildings surrounding it, and is a sight that’s probably not seen in many places around the country.  It’s always a reminder of where we live and how unique it is.  I can’t imagine what it would be like to watch merchant ships unloading centuries ago in this very spot.


A Calm Afternoon At The Waterfront

A beautifully calm afternoon by Portsmouth’s working waterfront with the Moran Towing tugboats and a guest freighter, the Atlantic Pearl.  Last moments of the day’s sunlight gleam on the Middle Bridge towers.