Isles Of Shoals

Isles Of Shoals (HM1F0J)

Location: Rye, NH 03870 Rockingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 0.092', W 70° 44.647'

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About six miles offshore, these nine rocky islands served Europeans as a fishing station before the first mainland settlements were made in 1623. Capt John Smith (1580-1631) named the group "Smiths Isles" in 1614. The codfish that "shoaled" or schooled there in huge numbers were a prized delicacy that supported 300 to 600 inhabitants before the revolution. By the end of the mid - 1800s, new hotels attracted a summer colony of writers and artists, chief of whom was Celia Thaxter (1835-1984). The islands have supported religious conferences since 1897 and marine research since 1928.
HM NumberHM1F0J
Marker Number018
Year Placed2006
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 357841 N 4762460
Decimal Degrees43.00153333, -70.74411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.092', W 70° 44.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 5.52" N, 70° 44' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1752 Ocean Blvd, Rye NH 03870, US
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