They say Boston (Massachusetts) is a mini New York, Portland (Maine) is a mini Boston, and Portsmouth (New Hampshire) is a mini Portland. New Hapmshire is full of mountains, lakes and seacoast!
New Hampshire is one of the 13th original States that founded the United States, although is part of New England. The state’s is know as “The Granite State”, referring to its extensive granite formations of granite and quarries and for that reason, you can read in the licenses plates of the cars “Live Free or Die“. Is a phrase from the French Revolution, that John Stark, the most known soldier in the American Revolution War, use in his rejection letter to an invitation for the anniversary of the Battle of Bennington, because he was very sick to been able to attend, so he wrote “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.” He was the one who won the Battle against Friedrich Baum when he came to take the needed supplies such as cavalry and draft horses and food. Not only he won but Baum’s Indian support abandon him.
We visit New Castle. It had and old an a newer lighthouse. The old lighthouse is located next to Fort Constitution, near the mouth of the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth Harbor. The Station was established in 1771. The Present Tower was built in 1878 and automated in 1960
This was the Boat that the man in the lighthouse will use to get to the shore when the storms hit. The waves are pretty huge. Now the old lighthouse does not have anyone there, and they build a new one, closer to the shore. The cruise boat runs everyday and is more a party boat!
VELCRO was conceived in 1941 by a Swiss. He submitted his idea for patent in Switzerland in 1951 and the patent was granted in 1955 but in 1957 he branched out to the textile center of Manchester, New Hampshire in the United States in New Hampshire. The word Velcro is a portmanteau of the two French words velours (“velvet”), and crochet (“hook”) .