Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association (ISHRA): Fishing Through the Ages at the Isles of Shoals

September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018

Fishing drew the earliest settlers to the Isles of Shoals—indeed, the very name of the islands may come from that era’s large schools of “shoals” of fish. Join us in tracing the history of fishing in the Shoals and New England from the 1600s to the challenges of today.

Program Leader:

Co-Chairs Laurence Bussey and Joel Plagenz will be joined by speakers on topics ranging from archeology to marine biology

Program Fee:

$60 per person

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

ISHRA Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $322 $429 $393 $557

Ferry Schedule

Friday, September 7
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Sunday, September 9
Departure: Star Island 3:45 p.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 5:00 p.m.


Contact Co-Chairs Laurence Bussey and Joel Plagenz at