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140 Years at Sea: The Oceanic Hotel on Star Island

Categorized as: Art & Galleries
Event tags: Ocean, Hotel, Star Island, Rye

Description:

Located six miles off the New Hampshire coast, the Oceanic Hotel is the last of the grand hotels that once existed in the Isle of Shoals, and it is one of the few remaining Victorian era hotels in New England that has not been completely renovated. Built in 1876 by John Poor of Boston, famous for Stickney & Poor’s Mustard and Spice Emporium, the Oceanic has hosted guests from around the world for 140 years. The historic hotel, the largest of 34 buildings on Star Island and now considered the island’s trademark structure, was named to the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s Seven to Save list in 2015 and is part of the Rye, NH, Historic District. Join Shoals historian Ann Beattie as she recounts the Oceanic’s history and shares unique stories that bring the history of the Isle of Shoals to life. This talk is free for the public, but space is limited so we ask attendees to register to reserve their spots. To register, mail the registration form, call Member and Visitor Services Coordinator Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621 to register by phone, or sign up online through Eventbrite.

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Laconia/Lakes Region, Concord/Bow/Hopkinton/Canterbury, Manchester/Southern NH, Seacoast, White Mountains



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