Posts Categorized: Star Island Corporation

Boat Travel on Friday, September 11

We will update this page with up-to-date information when it is available. Update 10:11 AM 9/11/15: Great news! We received word from the Thomas Laighton staff and our own boat staff that sea conditions have improved sooner than expected to allow us to say the Thomas Laighton will run from Portsmouth today! The Laighton will… Read more >

Baking for 300: Lemon Sugar Cookies

Tucked away on the back of the Oceanic Hotel, to the side of the kitchen, and with amazing sunset views, our island bakery bustles with activity throughout the day. Our team of bakers work to fill our stomachs, and also our hearts. The most pleasant smells waft from the bakery throughout the kitchen and outside… Read more >

A Century of Dining at the Oceanic Hotel

by Lois Williams, All Star 1 Conferee There’s more to Star Island’s Dining Room upgrade than effective sound-proofing measures! It’s now an elegant, summery room with crisp white curtains, pale yellow walls and bright white woodwork. New are black-framed-and-white-matted photocopies of items of Shoals memorabilia related to food and drink at the Oceanic a century… Read more >

Sunset Cruises from Star Island

One of the newest additions to Star Island‘s fleet, the M/V Utopia, is set to make weekly sunset cruises through Labor Day Weekend. These evening excursions bring guests around the Isles of Shoals to enjoy spectacular views and a unique experience. This is the first year we are trying these excursions, and hope that our… Read more >

Water Quality Apprentice Sought for Star Island

Star Island seeks a Water Quality Apprentice for the summer of 2015. This position offers a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in water and wastewater system operations, an important and interesting branch in the environmental field. On-the-job training and skills gained can provide credentials for New Hampshire state licensure, preparing the apprentice to work… Read more >

Staying Overnight in Portsmouth

A lot of our summer guests choose to spend the night before or after their program on Star Island, especially if travelling a great distance, in Portsmouth, NH — and often as close to the dock as possible. To help you with your summer plans, here’s a collection of area hotels listed by distance from… Read more >

Star Island Seeks Sustainability and Environmental Education Intern

The Sustainability and Environmental Education Intern will work to implement Star Island’s sustainability initiative (the Green Gosport Initiative) by engaging and educating staff and guests about environmental issues in order to increase awareness, inspire behavior change, foster a sense of environmental responsibility, and to promote the culture of reduce, reuse, recycle across the island community…. Read more >

Your Guide to Getting to the Dock

You’ve registered for your stay on Star Island this summer and now it’s time to figure out how to get to the dock in Portsmouth. Your GPS is great, and here are our suggestions for travelling to the Portsmouth, NH area and hopping aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton out to Star. Before we get started… Read more >

Art Groups Invited to Experience Star Island

The Isles of Shoals have been known for centuries as a naturally beautiful haven for creative people. From painters to poets, people have found a uniquely inspiring quality inherent in spending time on these islands, including Star Island. Now is your chance to follow in the footsteps of painter Childe Hassam, novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, and… Read more >