Port Watch: Week of Nov. 14

News, Outdoor

The Sprague terminal has a steady flow of ships coming and going early this week. Later in the week, a yet-to-be-identified cable ship will be coming to port. Here’s what we know so far.

A good year for acorns

Outdoor

Much of New Hampshire is seeing a great crop of acorns this year. The UNH Cooperative Extension sheds some light on this phenomenon by explaining the natural cycle of mast crops.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 31

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It's expected to be a fairly quiet week at the Port of New Hampshire, except for the arrival of one enormous tanker. Get the details in this week's edition of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 24

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The tug Ruth Reinauer guided the barge RTC 102 into port with a load of heating oil this morning, and the tanker Great Eastern follows with heating oil and diesel on Wednesday. Get the details in the latest edition of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 17

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The center span of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge was removed on Friday night, and it’s back to business as usual at the port. A gypsum ship arrives today, and a salt ship departs tomorrow, with another tanker scheduled to arrive on Friday.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 10

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Most activity at the port this week will involve preparation for deconstruction of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which is set to take place on Friday morning. But there is a salt ship slated to arrive on Tuesday afternoon. Here are the details.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 3

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You know winter is on the way when ships start arriving with salt and heating oil. Check out what’s on tap at the Port of New Hampshire in this week’s installment of Port Watch.

Moto madness in P-town

Lifestyle, Outdoor

In advance of the third annual Welcome East Motorcycle Show in Portsmouth, area motorcyclists share tales of heroic restoration efforts, glorious cross-country trips, and other experiences.

Port Watch: Week of Sept. 19

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It's a relatively quiet week at the Port of New Hampshire, with bulk carrier Strategic Harmony setting sail on Wednesday and tanker Iver Progress returning on Friday. Here are the details.

Season extension greens

Lifestyle, Outdoor

For many vegetable gardeners, peak harvest season has passed. Luckily there is still time to try seeding some cool-season crops that can handle colder temperatures and actually taste better once cool weather arrives.

Port Watch: Week of Sept. 12

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As fall approaches, marine traffic is increasing at the Port of New Hampshire. A cable layer is in port, and three other ships are slated to arrive in the next couple of days. Get the details with this week's installment of Port Watch.

Striving for resilient gardens

Outdoor

As a challenging season winds down, Jeremy DeLisle of the UNH Cooperative Extension outlines ways to increase the sustainability of gardening practices and build resiliency into gardening systems.

Port Watch: Week of Sept. 5

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After a quiet stretch last week, activity is picking up at the Port of New Hampshire. The tanker Iver Prosperity arrives this afternoon, and three more ships follow over the next two days.

Gardening tips: early harvest

Lifestyle, Outdoor

Are your pumpkins already fully orange? Farmers and gardening enthusiasts have been reporting very early ripening in both pumpkins and winter squash. The UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center explains how to handle your early harvest.

Gardening tips: drought stress

Outdoor

During an exceptionally dry summer, Jeremy DeLisle of the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center offers tips on caring for trees and shrubs under drought stress.

Nor'easter Iver Progress

Port Watch: Week of Aug. 22

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The tanker Iver Progress, a frequent visitor to Portsmouth, arrived at the Port of New Hampshire on Sunday. Other than that, it’s shaping up to be a quiet week at the port, except for ongoing construction work on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

Gardening tips: slime mold!

Outdoor

Jeremy DeLisle of the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center tells gardeners everything they need to know about slime mold, an unsightly but harmless visitor to gardens in moist conditions.

Port Watch: Week of Aug. 15

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The tall ships from this year’s Sail Portsmouth event came and went over the weekend, and now it’s back to business as usual at the port. The bulk carrier Nord Angel left the port this morning, making way for the tanker Habip Bayrak. The Palanca Luanda is scheduled to return to port on Thursday with a load of asphalt.

Port Watch: Week of Aug. 8

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The tanker Iver Progress came and went over the weekend, and at least two more ships are expected in port this week. The barge Penn 92 arrives at midnight with tug Coho (above), and bulk carrier Nord Angel is on its way for Wednesday.