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White Island lighthouse to be featured on NH Chronicle

This Wednesday’s episode of New Hampshire Chronicle on WMUR returns to the Shoals to shine a light on rebuilding the White Island lighthouse. On a clear day you can see the lighthouse on White Island from all along the NH Coastline. It has been guiding mariners since the early 1800’s. It has also been battered,… Read more >

Thank you for a wonderful 2011 season!

As we pulled away from the island on the luggage boat Sunday for the last time in 2011, I was struck by the activity you could see from the dock: Dancers, yoga practitioners, musicians playing, people knitting, children running and some bopping to the music — all those elements that make for a wonderful week… Read more >

Remembering 9/11: A Poet on Star Island

Arlington, Mass. poet Steven Ratiner heard the news on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 while sitting in a Gosport Chapel pew on Star Island. The events and his setting inspired him to pen the poem “On the Morning We Heard They’d Blown Up the World.” To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Boston NPR… Read more >

Star Island Opens on Schedule After Storm

Star Island staff returned to the island Monday, August 29, the day following tropical storm Irene’s visit to the Seacoast Area. On Tuesday afternoon, retreat and conference guests made the one-hour trip to the island on board the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company’s M/V Thomas Laighton. Star Island, which is located about 10 miles southeast… Read more >

LRE Conference explores creativity

“Creativity Is…” was produced for a multigenerational worship service at the July 2011 Star Island Lifespan Religious Education week conference. Each day the Rev Chris Buice, Kim Mason and team led a multigenerational Unitarian Universalist worship service for the conference. For the “Creativity” themed Thursday morning worship, Peter Bowden worked with conference participants to produce… Read more >

Focus on Star Island sustainability

In her Earth Matters column in today’s edition of the Portsmouth Herald, Deborah Mcdermott focuses on the challenges faced by Star Island with regards to resource consumption and management. Facilities Superintendent Jack Farrell and Pelican Drew Clark speak about measures and initiatives that Star is exploring to improve the island’s sustainability, including solar energy and… Read more >

Star Island awarded $25,000 grants for upgrades

Star Island Corp. has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation to be used for improvements to the historic Oceanic Hotel and Cottage A, and another $25,000 grant from the John McIninch Foundation to support Cottage A renovations. Read more at

Gosport Regatta 2011 photos now online

Photos from this year’s sailing event have been posted to the official Gosport Regatta Facebook page. It may have been a rainy day but it was certainly memorable for all involved. Relive the experience, and those who couldn’t make it can see just what you missed out on. See the gallery on Facebook. Be sure… Read more >

Remembering Casey Frazer Hill Mercer

Casey Frazer Hill Mercer died unexpectedly at the age of 28 on June 16, 2011 of injuries sustained in a single car accident on June 9, 2011 that occurred in Phippsburg, Maine. Casey married Tim Mercer, the love of her life, on August 22, 2009. Casey was born in Providence, Rhode Island on June 21,… Read more >

Remembering Bill Clegg

The Star Island community mourns the passing of Bill Clegg, former president of Star Island Corporation and affectionately referred to as “Mayor of Star Island,” who passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011. A memorial for Bill will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Karen, Garrett, and Sarah Mills’ place at 205… Read more >