Along New Hampshire's tiny, 18-mile coastline, at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, is a unique seaport city, replete with stunning coastal beauty, authentic New England charm, and well-steeped in American history. Located just 50 miles north of Boston, Portsmouth is a lively hub whose coastal beauty, outstanding restaurants, art galleries, theatre, and endless cultural treasures can be found all along its pedestrian-friendly downtown. One of the country's most popular tourist destinations, it's fitting that The National Trust for Historic Preservation included Portsmouth on its list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Yet, with all its downtown vibrance, Portsmouth is also immersed in unique natural wonder and charming small-town flavor. It is a place where still creeks and quiet inlets reflect crystal blue skies and gently swaying grasses, inspiring artists and poets alike. A place where the sound of crashing waves and the distant hum of commercial fishing boats evoke the character of locals who share a strong sense of community. A place where the past is preserved in well-worn brick, and the future is paved with an industrious and energetic populous. From hard-working tugboats, to the freshest seafood, to weathered fish shacks, and more, photographer Philip Case Cohen captures the essence of this alluring place in vivid detail. Season after season, at work and at play, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a New England gem like no other.