no afterburners today

Leaving the Squamscott for Great Bay

Great Bay , Pease in the distance, Discovery Center on  the right shore.

Missing your dock?

That  is a  fiberglass boat  at least it’s bow with a deck built on top.  I have no clue, sorry. It’s the  Maine shore.

Reliance 210′ left, Tahoma 270′ right

Portsmouth Harbor Light

Wentworth Coolidge  Mansion

Sarah Mildred Long  Lift Bridge, Piscataqua River, Portsmouth Harbor

“PORTSMOUTH – Sarah Mildred Long, 87, formerly of Broad Street, died peacefully at the Sunbridge Nursing Home surrounded by her family on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004.

She was born in Portsmouth on Aug. 18, 1916, the daughter of Jeremiah Joseph and Mary (MacDonald) Long. She was a devout member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where she served as one of the first Eucharist ministers. She was very active in the Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a lifelong resident of Portsmouth. For years, she guided groups of girls as a leader of the Junior Catholic Daughters of America. She was a caring volunteer who touched the lives of innumerable people.

She attended Portsmouth schools. She then began her long career with the Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority as a secretary and bookkeeper and culminating as an executive secretary.

She worked for the Interstate Bridge Authority for more than 50 years. Her dedication to the Bridge Authority began at its inception in 1937. She continued to work there as a consultant after her retirement. In its 50th anniversary year, in 1987, Maine and New Hampshire’s legislatures honored her lifelong work by naming the interstate bridge the “Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.” Woodard D. Openo’s book, “The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge: A History of the Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Kittery, Maine,” was published in 1988.”

Really, quite remarkable, they named a bridge after her!

Furber Strait  looking South to Great Bay

This last one was not today, it was snapped  Sunday night.


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