Whaleback Light
Portsmouth, NH

The least glamorous of Seacoast lighthouses, 50-foot high Whaleback Light sits in the middle of the Piscataqua River, not far from Fort Constitution and Fort Point Light in New Castle.

Built of granite and unpainted, Whaleback was erected in 1863 on a bit of land where another station had been established 41 years before.

The lighthouse is not open the public, but it can be seen from many spots along the shore.

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