Monthly Archives: September 2010

Shoalers in the News

Shoaler Art Show at Nahcotta Gallery

Star Island Winter Caretaker, Alexandra de Steiguer, is showing a new series from the Isles of Shoals called “Stories.” Please visit Nahcotta in Portsmouth, from September 30 through October 31, 2010. The opening reception will be Friday, October 1st. from 5 to 8pm. Alex will also be showing her photographs at this year’s Starry Night… Read more >


Star Island Melodies

Andy Bowen, long-time Shoaler, has brought back Star Island Melodies, a beloved songbook known to many who were on Star Island when Fred McGill was about. Andy has many fond memories of Star Island in the mid-1950s and the song book, given to him by Fred McGill, has been an important resource for Andy ever… Read more >


Passages, Fall 2010

Scott Bain passed away on July 17, 2010. He and his wife Christa attended LOAS I & II conferences on Star. (Obituary) Claudine Blanchard passed away on May 9th, 2010. She had attended the IRAS conference for several years.



Ellen Campbell got hooked on Geocaching last January, and this June she introduced Shoalers to Geocaching and Star Island to Geocachers. Geocaching is treasure hunting via GPS devices and is based on a website: Anyone can play and there is no fee to sign up for the list of hidden caches. The treasures are… Read more >

Conference Updates

Hurricane Earl’s impact on Labor Day Weekend

Star Island reopened on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend after brief closure due to threats from Hurricane Earl. High seas were a certainty and high winds a definite hazard as Earl approached the New England coast late in the week. Staff prepared the hotel and buildings for a big blow and guests and all… Read more >


Shawn Roggenkamp and the Swope Sisters

I came to Star Island by a different route from most other Pelicans. I arrived on island on a foggy day in June of 2006 having never set foot on the island or even seen a picture. Pels who have never been Shoalers are not unheard of – there are a few every year –… Read more >


Brad Greeley

Outgoing Board President Brad Greeley was presented with a very special photograph and the seat to his very own Oceanic porch rocker by incoming President Russ Peterson at the annual meeting. The photograph is of one of the wall sconces his grandfather designed for the chapel.

Conference Updates

Cooking Conferences Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

The two Cooking on a Star Conferences were featured in an article in the Portsmouth Herald. Session I, Cooking up History, a Seat at the Islander’s Table, is September 13-15. Session II: Cooking up Comfort, Goodness and Well-Being from the Kitchen is September 15-17. Both still have room, register today!