Another spot along the banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth is tucked in between piers in Prescott Park. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard can be seen in the background beneath the blue summery sky.
The Captain Edward H. Adams Gundalow of Portsmouth is docked in Prescott Park beneath a rich blue sky. The reflections in the calmness of the Piscataqua add to the scene…and I would have loved to see a boat like this sailing up and down the Piscataqua back in the 1600s and 1700s. I’ve been featuring sailing shots of the new Piscataqua Gundalow, and will be posting another shot of it in the Portsmouth Harbor later this week.
Prescott Park is a beautiful waterfront park that changes throughout the year as the trees bloom, as plays come and go from the main stage by the water, as the richly colored gardens take shape in the spring, and particularly this year as the Memorial Bridge gets deconstructed. The park has been one of my favorite places to go and enjoy the salt air of the river and to think over the years.
Today’s post features a profile of a member of Portsmouth’s commercial fishing fleet, Eastern Star. Docked after a snowstorm, the ship looks ready to head out for a day’s catch amidst a perfect New England scene.
I’ve always loved the historic character of the Sheafe Warehouse and its cedar shake siding. This little sea gull apparently felt the same way – enjoying the waterfront view from the top of the old building.
I love how the tree winds around in the frame with its long trunk and wizened branches above. With Prescott Park’s waterfront location – I don’t always take the extra few seconds to look around and enjoy the other things it has to offer like its gardens or these beautiful trees.
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is a huge part of the seacoast economy. The place employs an incredible amount of people with an equally impressive payroll that pumps money back into the local economy. From across the Piscataqua, the Shipyard looks like a calm and empty destination. I love the industrial look and feel of the shipyard’s waterfront from Prescott Park, a study in contrast where people are free to enjoy walking around the grassy waterfront land.