The Walkway | Portsmouth Harbor Light

Today’s images feature the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse located at Fort Constitution…as seen from the outside.  (Earlier this week I featured the geometric beauty of the interior staircase).  If you haven’t been – I can’t encourage you enough to catch one of the open houses…if for nothing else than to take a stroll and enjoy the view from the top of the structure…and marvel at the really old structure (that has a fresh coat of paint).

The Staircase | Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

As I wrote yesterday, New Hampshire has the smallest coastline of any oceanfront state in the US.  One of the treasures along our coast is the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.  I decided to head over to the open house hosted by the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.  These great folks host an open house on Sundays throughout the summer…and I was happy to take advantage.  I’d been to a tour a few years back before I bought my beloved Canon 5d Mark II….and had been itching to get back to shoot the interior ever since.  Since the lighthouse is located on an active Coast Guard station, it had pretty tight security due to the significance of this somber weekend.

The lighthouse is just awesome…I’ll stay away from the technical aspects of the lighthouse and encourage you to take a tour to hear more about it.  The staircase is a marvel as seen from below with its rich brick walls and industrial stairs.  I’ll feature more from my stop later in the week…but for now I’ll let you enjoy the stairs and the window.

Nubble Lighthouse | York, Maine

For today’s post, we travel a bit further up the seacoast to York, Maine.  It’s here that the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse was built in 1879 off the rocky coast.

The lighthouse stands at 41′ atop the island, with an overall focal plane at 88′ above sea level.  This place is hopping throughout the summer with both tourists and locals who are looking for a taste of New England scenery, and makes a quieter and colder destination in the late winter months.

Print available for purchase here:  PHILIPCASECOHEN.COM

Nubble Lighthouse | York, Maine

For today’s post, we travel a bit further up the seacoast to York, Maine.  It’s here that the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse was built in 1879 off the rocky coast.

The lighthouse stands at 41′ atop the island, with an overall focal plane at 88′ above sea level.  This place is hopping throughout the summer with both tourists and locals who are looking for a taste of New England scenery, and makes a quieter and colder destination in the late winter months.

Print available for purchase here:  PHILIPCASECOHEN.COM

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

A rainy visit to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse during the open house hours put on by the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse was rewarded with some nice captures as shown above.  I hope to get back to capture the beautiful winding staircase, perhaps on a day with a little more sunshine.  Nevertheless, the weather was appropriate for a very old lighthouse.

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Portsmouth Harbor Light

One of my absolute favorite things in the world is the fresh scent of saltwater blowing briskly in the air.  This is a good spot to enjoy it on Great Island Common in New Castle, NH.  With the tide lower you can see the seaweed exposed on the rocks in the foreground.

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