Blog : All Aboard the Celia Thaxter!

By Ali | Aug 4, 2014 | in

Many of you have heard of the famous Isle of Shoals cruise boat, the M.V. Thomas Laighton, but there’s a new ship in town! Meet the Celia Thaxter, a smaller, nimble vessel that is allowed to get closer to the islands. Each boat runs daily and has cruises out to the beautiful Shoals Islands as well as around the timeless Portsmouth Harbor.

Just a few days from today on August 9 you can have the opportunity to cruise through Portsmouth Harbor and listen to the history and lore of one of New England's very oldest ports. Stories of Paul Revere's ride to Portsmouth, the daring espionage of a young German U-boat commander during WWII, and the eerie history of the castle like "Alcatraz of the East" to name just a few. You'll also see present day port operations first hand including a modern Coast Guard rescue station, lighthouses, several historic forts, a naval shipyard and possibly a fast attack nuclear submarine, colonial architecture, wildlife and much more.

To win FOUR tickets, valid for any Isle of Shoals cruise, visit the Green Alliance Facebook page. Winning is as simple as answered a trivia question that will be posted Tuesday, August 5. All families are welcome!

For more information about this cruise or the Celia Thaxter please visit the Isle of Shoals website!