Portsmouth Naval Prison Images of America

Portsmouth Naval Prison Images of America

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Images of America: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Katy Kramer 

Arcadia publishing

"The Portsmouth Naval Prison, now vacant, sits at the far end of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey Island on the Maine and New Hampshire border.  For over a century, "the Castle" or "the Rock," with its deceptively appealing exterior, has kept both visitors and New Hampshire residents in its thrall.  Since its opening in 1908 to its decommissioning in 1974 and into the present day, myth and lore have surrounded this iconic building...

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, an cities across the country.  Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.  Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all."