Monthly Archives: April 2013

On the Island

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Fourth Annual Gosport Regatta

The fourth annual Gosport Regatta combines the best of a historic open ocean race with delicious food served in a unique setting on Saturday, June 8. Guests board the M/V Thomas Laighton at 9:30 a.m. and follow the event from the mouth of the Piscataqua River to the finish line in Gosport Harbor. After arriving… Read more >

On the Island

4th Annual Gosport Regatta Promises 3 Days of Great Entertainment

The fourth annual Gosport Regatta sets sail on Saturday, June 8. Organized by Star Island and the Piscataqua Sailing Association, this premier seacoast event allows spectators to experience the excitement of open ocean racing with a fleet of 40 sailboats in the racing, cruising and J-24 classes. “We are thrilled that this event continues and… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

Star Island in Christian Century

Check out the new Star Island ad in the May 1, 2013 issue of Christian Century. Our ad promoting United Church of Christ themed programs, is located on page 36. Star Island’s summer 2013 UCC themed programs included Star Gathering UCC 1, Star Gathering UCC 2, and Laity Family Weekend. All three of these programs… Read more >

Conference Updates

Historic Star Flyers Released

Visit Queen Victoria this summer on Star Island during the Historic Star Conference! Program leaders for HSC, taking place from Saturday, August 24 to Saturday, August 31, recently released a flyer with upcoming highlights for this year’s gathering. Beyond the royal visit, guests will delve into the Victorian era on the Isles of Shoals and… Read more >

On the Island

2012: A Year of Accomplishments

Hello fellow Shoalers! It was a wintry mix this morning, yet things are already heating up in preparation for the next season on Star. A lot is in the works to get ready for next June and a lot has been accomplished in the last 12 months. I want to take a few minutes to… Read more >

On the Island

Share the Island Love

By Joe Watts, CEO This issue of the newsletter asks of us “What do you love about Star Island?” Stop and think about this for a moment…what do you love about Star Island? I’m guessing that your answer might have something to do with a sense of community and belonging, and how we’re challenged to… Read more >

On the Island

Island Upgrades for 2013

With work currently underway to renovate the Oceanic Hotel’s front porch, you’ll find Star Island staff have kept busy during the off-season. A number of life safety and general improvement projects will greet guests this summer with upgraded infrastructure behind the scenes, but projects also include more noticeable tasks. Island Manager and Facilities Superintendent, Jack… Read more >

On the Island

Stepping Ashore on Star: A Boater’s Love Story

By: Karen Dow, SV Karen Lee The morning of July 27, 2012, I had such a magical visit to Star Island. Our boat – a ketch named Karen Lee – was anchored in Gosport Harbor, and while my husband remained onboard to tend to nautical issues, I rowed into shore and headed for the Oceanic… Read more >