Isles of Shoals Historical & Research Association

* p.o. box 705 * portsmouth NH 03820 * *

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MISSION: To locate, collect, organize, preserve, expand, and make available information and knowledge relating to the natural and human history of the Isles of Shoals.

Shoals Resources




Also, see below for archived collections.


SeacoastNH, the most comprehensive site of Shoals history available. Created by J. Dennis Robinson, seacoast historian.

Islands in Time. Article in UNH Magazine Online.

Celia Thaxter’s Poetry. Poemhunter.

Life Saving Station at the Isles of Shoals, NH. U.S. Coast Guard

White Island Light (Isles of Shoals Light). Created by Jeremy D'Entremont, regional lighthouse historian.

White Island Lighthouse, the U.S. Coast Guard



Isles of Shoals Association, Unitarian Universalist, an non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to promoting the spirit and traditions of religious and educational programs at the Isles of Shoals.

Shoals Marine Lab, Cornell University, Dedicated to undergraduate education and research in marine science since 1966.

Star Island Corporation, holds and administers Star Island and other for educational, religious, and kindred purposes.

White Island Lighthouse Kids. Seventh graders dedicated to saving the White Island lighthouse.



AIRMAP, UNH Observing Station at Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, ME, real-time meteorological and air quality data

Buoy Station IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH, NOAA’s National Buoy Center data from Station IOSN3 at the Isles of Shoals, NH

Maine Harbors Tide Chart for Gosport Harbor



Use the search engines on the following sites to locate material about the Isles of Shoals.

Portsmouth Athenaeum

- Books, manuscripts, pamphlets, records, photographs, ephemera; the photograph collection of Lyman Rutledge & the deposit location for the papers and photographs of the Star Island Corporation

University of New Hampshire, Diamond Library, Milne Special Collections and Archives

- Books, manuscipts, letters, records, transcripts, scrapbooks, photographs, videos; materials on the Zoological Laboratory on Appledore between the World Wars

Harvard University, Andover-Harvard Theological, Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture, Baker Business, Botany Arnold, Botany Farlow, Cabot Science, Countway Medicine, Houghton, Lamont, Loeb Design, Schlesinger, Tozzer & Widener Libraries

- Books, letters, records, papers, autographs, photographs, ephemera

New Hampshire Historical Society, Tuck Library

- Books, pamphlets, records, maps, photographs, videos

University of Virginia, Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature

- Celia Thaxter manuscripts, letters, photographs

Colby College, Miller Library, Special Collections

- Celia Thaxter letters, poems, papers, an unfinished novel, scrapbooks




Island icon photographs above copyright c. durette 2007

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