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Isles of Shoals. An historical sketch. by John Scribner Jenness

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Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company in Boston, New York .
Written in English



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  • Isles of Shoals (Me. and N.H.) -- History

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Edition Notes

First edition, 1873; 2d, 1875.

StatementBy John Scribner Jenness.
LC ClassificationsF42.I8 J7
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., 214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6911099M
LC Control Number01029513

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  It is hard to believe that just three little words, Isles of Shoals, can evoke as much romanticism as they do. Yet when those words are spoken, remembrances of years long past—of one of New England's earliest and most prosperous fishing communities; of Celia Thaxter and her life well spent surrounded by beautiful flowers, fine art, andhigh-society friends; of "Uncle Oscar" Laighton and his Pages: Thaxter grew up in the Isles of Shoals, first on White Island, where her father, Thomas Laighton, was a lighthouse keeper, and then on Smuttynose and Appledore Islands. Her poems first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and she became one of America's favorite authors in the late 19th century/5. The reader feels embedded in this 19th century area, the pertinent towns of Portsmouth, N.H., Boston, Massachusetts, and Isles of Shoals, where the murders took place/5(). His many books promoting the Shoals, include Ten Miles Out (), an excellent guide book, and The Isles of Shoals in Lore and Legend (). (The Portsmouth Athenaeum also owns the omnibus edition of Lore and Legend in its original seven volume form).

  The Isles of Shoals consists of a group of small islands off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, including Smuttynose Island. At the time of the murders, John and Maren Hontvet, a married couple who moved from Norway in , and the family members who had been staying with the Hontvets, were the only inhabitants of : Sarah Mangiola. Isles of Shoals Steamship Company Market Street Portsmouth, NH. Telephone () / () Office Hours. Office hours vary due to the seasonal nature of our business. Please check our most up to date hours by giving us a call at: () The Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire and Maine are a group of small islands that are located off the Northeast coast of the United States that are on the border of NH and the ’s, the Isles of Shoals were used by Native Americans as fishing camps in the spring and summer.   Isles of Shoals (NH) (Images of America) Paperback – September 3, by Donald Cann (Author), Gayle Kadlik (Author), John Galluzzo (Author) out /5(4).

  For generations, the murders at the Isles of Shoals have been stripped of their historic context, edited into newspaper columns and magazine features, cleansed of distracting facts, and boiled down to a palatable horror story for tourists. The result is a Brand: Skyhorse. “I’m not talking necessarily about gratitude to the people in the book, but they were so inspiring, and they did inspire a novel that did well and was well respected,” she said. As with her photographer character Jean, she was on a sailboat when she first saw the Isles of Shoals. The Isles of Shoals murders (also known as the Smuttynose murders) remain one of New England's most grisly and mysterious murder mysteries. Mark Bastoni • March 6, • . Isles of Shoals by A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At Seller Rating: % positive.