Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
In keeping with the posts I have been making about standing on a cement dock at the ocean, this is the view to the north.
This lighthouse is in New Castle, which is also in Portsmouth Harbor.
It is called the Portsmouth Harbor Light, and it is part of the Coast Guard Station that is just off to the left of the tower.
This lighthouse dates back to before the American Revolution, and it includes the remains of a fort that was used during that time.
There are underground caverns and tunnels that are constructed with iron bars and hatches that are all hand wrought.
These forts are situated on both sides of the river - all hidden by the granite ledges, trees, and grassy knolls along the coast of the harbor.
Sad to say, they are no longer accessible to the public - too much trash, vandalism, and abuse has made them a hazard and unsafe to visit.
Peering into the darkness through the barred open windows gives one the creeps, and you can almost feel the ghosts. Dank, dark, and spooky.
I'll stay outside in the bright sun and enjoy the lighthouse view and salt air as it breezes against my face.