Bow Street By Day | Bow Street by Night

Bow Street ranks as one of my favorite places in the city.  It connects the Memorial Bridge to Market Street, with great restaurants (and decks on the water) lining the street as well as several local businesses, a theater, the Ale House Inn and the Martingale Wharf building (which is finally under construction and soon to be featured in a new post).  It’s not very friendly on the cars these days due to the construction, but it’s still a neat spot to take pictures.

Portsmouth Tugboats & Co. | Moran Towing

This weekend, two special guests arrived on the Portsmouth waterfront, the Lois Ann L. Moran and the Jennifer Turecamo.  Since I missed posting yesterday, thought I’d treat everyone to 4 shots today.

These two tall tugboats joined the Moran Towing fleet of 3 tugs.  The only thing better than everyone’s beloved Portsmouth tugboats are more beloved tugboats. The above shots were taken from the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise deck and just above the Harpoon Willy’s deck …while the night shot below was taken from the upstairs window of The River House.

I just thought the little pumpkin head scarecrow fella was darn cool, so I snapped a few extras of him as well.  Here’s a closer shot below:

Portsmouth Tugboats & Co. | Moran Towing

This weekend, two special guests arrived on the Portsmouth waterfront, the Lois Ann L. Moran and the Jennifer Turecamo.  Since I missed posting yesterday, thought I’d treat everyone to 4 shots today.

These two tall tugboats joined the Moran Towing fleet of 3 tugs.  The only thing better than everyone’s beloved Portsmouth tugboats are more beloved tugboats. The above shots were taken from the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise deck and just above the Harpoon Willy’s deck …while the night shot below was taken from the upstairs window of The River House.

I just thought the little pumpkin head scarecrow fella was darn cool, so I snapped a few extras of him as well.  Here’s a closer shot below:

The River House Deck

The River House is the newest addition among Portsmouth’s Decks, replacing the former Stockpot. This is a late evening summer scene with a freighter docked at the Portsmouth pier and the tugboats in the background as well.  I love the various dynamics of the people having dinner, etc. here – hope you do too.  A shot of the front of the building from Bow Street here: RIVER HOUSE and a view of the deck from across the water here:  RIVER HOUSE DECK.

I know that there are plenty of mixed emotions around town about The Stockpot’s exit and how it came about – but at the end of the day, the River House is the new tenant on the waterfront, it still has a beautiful view.

*UPDATE: 2009 was an excellent year for The River House, I became somewhat of a regular for the delicious menu, the beautiful view, the good service, and the cozy atmosphere. Looking forward to the return of warm weather in 2010 and the improvements made to the alley that accesses the decks of the waterfront.

The Famed Decks of Portsmouth

I’m not sure there are too many better ways to spend a warm and sunny evening than out on one of Portsmouth’s famed decks, enjoying a cold beverage.  Left to right are Harpoon Willy’s, The River House and the Old Ferry Landing.

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River House | The Decks, Portsmouth

The River House has replaced the old Stockpot on Portsmouth’s famed decks situated on the waterfront of the Piscataqua River.  Read about The Beer Drinking Report’s recent visit (and seal of approval) here.  I’ll be making my first voyage to their deck the next time the weather and my schedule can agree.  In the meantime, here’s a shot of the front entrance along the curves of Bow Street for your enjoyment.

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