CREDITS: I would like to thank Jeremy D'Entremont for providing much of the history one can find on this site. He is a speaker, author, historian, and tour guide who is widely recognized as the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England. For a story on Jeremy or to visit his site (New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide), use the corresponding link in the right hand information bar under "Related Links".

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I have set up this site as a means to share my photographs of lighthouses. Since retiring and finding more time to study photography, my interests have expanded a little. For some of my work other than lighthouses please enjoy my Facebook page at, John Shaw Photography. Come visit, enjoy, and 'LIKE' if you wish.

Also, for your enjoyment, I have provided a slideshow of our journey. To view it please use the link on the right under 'Site Navigation Tools'.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts and use my site not only for information and education but also to provide directions for many enjoyable, inspirational visits to the beacons along our beautiful coas.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Five Lighthouse Cruise From Rye, New Hampshire

     On September 21st, 2013 my wife, Sandy, and I had the great pleasure of participating in the annual “Five Lighthouse Cruise” out of Rye, New Hampshire.  It was sponsored by the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses and was narrated by Jeremy D’Entremont, the foremost expert on the lighthouses of New England.  (Click here for a Story on Jeremy)  While the day continually changed from very overcast to partial sun, to thick fog, and back to overcast it was a delightful trip.  Mr. D’Entremont always makes any excursion very informative and extremely enjoyable.  And, since the early lighthouse keepers saw every possible weather condition imaginable, it is only fair that I photograph lighthouses in whatever conditions I find at the time of our visit. 

Jeremy D'Entremont (In His Element)
     Below please find a photo of each of the five lighthouses in the order we visited them.  To enlarge a photo simply click on it.   I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts as much as I enjoy creating them.  Thank you for visiting my site.  Come again soon.  

White Island Lighthouse (Isles of Shoals)

Boon Island Lighthouse

Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse

Whaleback Lighthouse

Portsmouth Lighthouse