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Rye in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Isles Of Shoals

 
 
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By Rod Funston, March 21, 2012
1. Isles Of Shoals Marker
Inscription.  About six miles offshore, these nine rocky islands served Europeans as a fishing station before the first mainland settlements were made in 1623. Capt John Smith (1580-1631) named the group "Smiths Isles" in 1614. The codfish that "shoaled" or schooled there in huge numbers were a prized delicacy that supported 300 to 600 inhabitants before the revolution. By the end of the mid - 1800s, new hotels attracted a summer colony of writers and artists, chief of whom was Celia Thaxter (1835-1984). The islands have supported religious conferences since 1897 and marine research since 1928.
 
Erected 2006 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 018.)
 
Location. 43° 0.092′ N, 70° 44.647′ W. Marker is in Rye, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from Ocean Boulevard (Route 1A). Rye Harbor State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rye NH 03870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Isles of Shoals Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlantic Cable Station and Sunken Forest
Isles Of Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rod Funston, March 21, 2012
2. Isles Of Shoals Marker
(approx. one mile away); Rye NH War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Portsmouth NH World War II Marker (approx. 4.9 miles away); William and Mary Raids (approx. 5 miles away); New Castle Congregational Church (approx. 5 miles away); Colonel Tobias Lear (approx. 5 miles away); Frost Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rye.
 
More about this marker. At the back of the parking lot.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2012, by Rod Funston of Eastham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2012, by Rod Funston of Eastham, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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