"Shipbuilding, Portsmouth"

New Hampshire Oil on panel, 8" x 12" The many tidal coves in Portsmouth were conducive for shipbuilding. Here, "Ranger" was constructed for Capt. John Paul Jones to fight the British in 1777. It was also here that Jones' "America" was outfitted, the largest warship built in the nation at that time. The house Jones spent many happy hours in still stands, as does the Wentworth-Gardner House, a powerful family dynasty in colonial New Hampshire.