Spring Newsletter now available!

The Spring ISHRA newsletter is now published and available online for members (and mailed to current members this week). Click here to access the newsletter page.

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Spring 2015 ISHRA Membership Meeting

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 7:00–9:00 pm (Refreshments at 6:30; please bring something to share at the refreshment table) at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH). The topic will be on WITCHCRAFT IN NEW ENGLAND – Our guest speaker Tad Baker, author of A Storm of...Read More »


Winter Social January 25

Join us on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Kittery Point for the ISHRA Winter Social. Bring your favorite side dish, appetizer, beverage, or dessert for the pot luck luncheon, the seafood chowder is on us. Most important, don’t forget your photo...Read More »


2015 June Conference: Fishwives, Witches, Writers, Pelicans, And Scientists - 400 Years Of Women on the Shoals

Fishwives, Witches, Writers, Pelicans, And Scientists: From 1647 when Goodwife Reynolds and her husband John violated an act in Court that “no women shall live upon the Shoals”; to June of 1674 when Goodwife Tope of Gosport was accused of “being a witch”; to 1839 when Celia Laighton and...Read More »


Login issues resolved

The member login issues should now be resolved! If you are a member with a postcard, you can now access the newsletters online. If your login still doesn’t work, please make sure we have your email address on file by emailing webmaster@ishra.org. Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding as...Read More »


Fall Meeting: Case Closed on the 1873 Smuttynose Murders

“Case Closed on the 1873 Smuttynose Murders” will be the subject of our program on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by J. Dennis Robinson. Join us at the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH. Refreshments at 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:00pm.

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Fall Weekend 2014: Shipwreck Tales

It was smooth sailing from Portsmouth to Star Island for 25 conferees, including many first-timers, who attended ISHRA’s September conference, “The Undersea History of the Isles of Shoals.” But then, tales of harrowing shipwrecks echoed through Elliott Hall in the Oceanic Hotel.

Conference chair Laurence Bussey got things underway Friday...Read More »


June Conference 2014 a Success!

The 2014 ISHRA June Conference was a resounding success.  Old and new friends gathered on Star Island to explore the “Changes in the Sea and Marine Science Discoveries” on and around the Isles of Shoals.  Speakers from the Shoals Marine Lab, the University of Maine, and our own ISHRA...Read More »