Portsmouth Marine Society

Gertrude Fiske, American MasterWelcome history buffs, visitors to the Piscataqua Region, lovers of books on the local history of all things maritime in the seacoast New Hampshire and southern Maine area!

The original Portsmouth Marine Society was chartered in 1808 as an organization of ship captains, officers, and owners who shared navigational and business information about domestic and foreign ports and provided some benefits to the families of members lost at sea.

Today it is the publishing arm of the Portsmouth Historical Society and has published 39 titles. Topics range from Prescott Park, embroidery samplers, archaeology, Tobias Lear, and the Treaty of Portsmouth. But nowhere else can a reader find as much information about Portsmouth’s naval shipyard, submarines, Piscataqua-built sailing ships, tugboats, lighthouses, privateers, whaling, and maritime Portsmouth.

See our listing of books.