Neighbors in the Shoals

Star Island in the News

Karen Dandurant writes about Star Island in Sunday’s Portsmouth Herald in an article entitled 112-year-old Star Island makes 21st century upgrades

“People have been visiting Star Island since 1897, 112 years. At that time, the rates at the island retreat were $10 a week and covered the room and three meals a day for a week. Times have changed, but the island hasn’t changed much. It still has that unique 19th-century feel that is guaranteed to put anyone’s mind at ease.”

(Photo of Vicky Hardy courtesy Karen Dandurant)

In addition, Foster’s Daily Democrat featured a piece on the Shoals entitled Seacoast a spooky magnet for ‘Ghost Hunters;’ to film 2nd episode at Isles of Shoals.

Dugan said the Isles of Shoals shoot was among their more difficult as the crew battled rough seas, harsh tides and unseasonably cold nights, which is often when they must shoot video for the show.

“This was challenging,” said Dugan.

He said the atmosphere on Star Island and its Oceanic Hotel made for an interesting backdrop for the episode.

“It was like taking a walk back in time,” he said.

The Star Island episode is the first Ghost Hunters has shot in high definition and Dugan suspects the episode could be the premier in their next season, which he said will begin in January or March.

(“Investigators interviewed local historian Ann Beattie at the Athenaeum in Market Square.”—Cunningham/Democrat photo)