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Piscataqua River

The Piscataqua River, in the northeastern United States, is a 12 mile (19 km) longtidal estuary formed by the confluence of the Salmon Falls and Cochecho rivers. The drainage basin of the river is approximately 1,495 square miles. The river runs southeastward, determining part of the boundary between the states of New Hampshire and Maine, and empties into the Atlantic Ocean east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The last six miles before the sea form one of the finest harbors in the northeastern United States, despite a tidal current rated as one of the fastest in North America (at Nobles Island across from downtown Portsmouth).[1]

Named by the area's original Abenaki inhabitants, "Piscataqua" combines "peske" (branch) with "tegwe" (a river with a strong current, possibly tidal). "Peske-tegwe", then, describes a place where a river separates into two or three parts, or literally, "a place where boats or canoes ascending the river together from its mouth were compelled to separate according to their several destinations" -- for example, at Dover Point.

The first known European to explore the river was Martin Pring in 1603. CaptainJohn Smith placed a spelling similar to "Piscataqua" for the region on his map of1614. The river was site of the first sawmill in the colonies in 1623, the same year the contemporary spelling "Piscataqua" was first recorded.

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is located on Seavey's Island in Kittery, Mainenear the Piscataqua's mouth. The dispute between New Hampshire and Maine over ownership of Seavey’s Island was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001, locating the state border at the center of the river's navigable channel

 

39 Wentworth Road New Castle NH 03854

New Castle, NH39 Wentworth Road

Price$4,000,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4909569

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 3,205
  • Bathroom 3

Buena Vista, the name says it all with 'beautiful views' of the Piscataqua River, Whaleback lighthouse, and the Wood Island Life Saving Station. Standing near the ocean's edge, this renewed glory is a showpiece of Victorian architecture in the highly desired village of New Castle. Dating back to 1667, the original framework was a template for the design and entire renovation (2019) using architectural ornamentation, gabled and mansard roofs, stained glass, plus the addition of a tower and glass structure allowing natural sunlight to beam in. While the exterior speaks to the era, you will find the interior provides all of the modern conveniences of a new home while preserving its historic charm. Entertaining is a pleasure with an oversized Chef's kitchen anchored by a casual fire placed great room. The walls of glass found here will captivate any audience with the ever-changing water views of sailboats bobbing on their moorings and huge tankers being escorted up-river by the iconic red tugboats. French doors open to the waterside oasis, a gracious retreat with a stone terrace nestled behind the meticulous hardscaped walls and manicured gardens. An easy stroll brings you to the sandy shores, commons, and idyllic town center. With its low property taxes, historic charm and proximity to bustling downtown Portsmouth, it is easy to understand why this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Experience the magic of Buena Vista on the exclusive island of New Castle.

Listed by Barbara Dunkle of Bean Group / Portsmouth

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 5.25% last updated on May 19, 2022
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57 Oliver Street New Castle NH 03854

New Castle, NH57 Oliver Street

Price$3,995,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4908832

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bathroom 5
  • Construction Existing
  • Square Feet 3,180
  • Bedrooms 4

Stunning Waterfront Opportunity in New Castle. Finally the property you have been waiting for. A turnkey custom home that has all of the high-end amenities and systems that a discerning buyer would expect. This thoughtfully reconstructed colonial features five bedrooms, four and a half baths, home office, work out room along with bright open concept living. Expansive water views from almost every room. Relax or entertain on the beautiful stone patio overlooking your rolling green lawn down to the waters edge. Enjoy watching the boats, wildlife and reflections of color from the sunrises and sunsets. Access your boat from your own mooring. Close proximity to downtown Portsmouth, shopping, restaurants, beaches, fishing, boating, and the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa, Marina and Country Club. And of course, low New Castle taxes. Don't miss this incredible opportunity! Be sure to watch the attached video tour. Showings start Thursday, May 12th by appointment.

Listed by Margaret Pesce of Great Island Realty LLC

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34 Oliver Street New Castle NH 03854

New Castle, NH34 Oliver Street

Price$3,000,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Pending

MLS Number 4898263

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,092
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 5

One of a kind estate on nearly 2 acres with water views, tennis court and barn. This Royal Berry Wills cape built in 1975 has 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and offers beautiful water views, classic traditional lines, and a sweeping blue stone patio. Large eat-in kitchen with original wide pine floors, exposed wood beam, and Italian tile opens to huge fire-placed family room and large dining-room with French-doors to delightful brick patio, creating an expansive space for entertaining with vibrant colors and varying textures against a breathtaking background. Formal sun filled and fire-placed living room, den/home office are set for privacy and quieter moments. The second floor features a master suite with distant water views, a walk-in closet and full bath, 2 additional bedrooms and full bath plus lots of storage. The extra large 2-car attached garage is set off to the side, complete with additional bonus/play room, 2 additional bedrooms and another full bath full bath are perfect for family. Water views from nearly every room. Tennis court for private enjoyment and full 2 story barn for storage, work room or gym, or whatever your heart desires. Make your dreams come true and create your own private oasis on the special and rarely found location and acreage. Appointment Only. Buyer to do their own due diligence. Agent related to seller. OFFERS, if any, to be reviewed March 1, 12pm.

Listed by Amy Gworek of William Raveis Real Estate/Dover

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260 Marcy Street Portsmouth NH 03801

Portsmouth, NH260 Marcy Street

Price$1,895,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4901665

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,210

Located in the desirable South End neighborhood, 260 Marcy Street is a true Portsmouth gem! This lovingly maintained home has been tastefully updated over the years yet exudes historic charm. The large open concept living/dining room is lined with gorgeous crown moldings & high ceilings while oversized windows allow for sunlight to shine through. The kitchen is chef designed, has marble counters, dual sinks, dual ovens, and even dual refrigerators. Past the kitchen is a library room that has a loft area above. Off of the kitchen is a covered porch where you can enjoy views of the backyard & neighborhood. The garden presents yearly with strawberries, tulips, roses, raspberries, hydrangeas & more! There is even a peach tree, nicknamed "the giving tree" as the neighborhood is known to enjoy one or two as they walk by. Back in the house, a laundry room and full bath round out the first floor. The second floor has two good sized bedrooms, a large & elegant full bath & a room perfect to use as a changing room or office. From the windows there are views of the Piscataqua River, Kittery Maine, & the Memorial Bridge. The third bedroom is located on the 3rd floor and is equipped with a half bath, making it a great space for guests. Other features include 2+ off-street parking spots, new architecturally shingled roof, energy efficient windows & natural gas furnace. Within just a short stroll is Strawberry Banke, Prescott Park, & Market Square.

Listed by Kelsey Marden of Keller Williams Coastal Realty/ Portsmouth

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34 Isaac Lucas Circle Dover NH 03820

Dover, NH34 Isaac Lucas Circle

Price$1,295,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Pending

MLS Number 4889841

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,907

Rare Contemporary style 4 bedroom home with 8 car heated garage in sought after Brickyard Estates, located in South Dover. The neighborhood shares 3.7 acres of common land on the Piscataqua River with deep water access to ocean and buyer would have right to mooring. This home has been meticulously cared for and is well landscaped to include large level side yard and fenced rear yard with heated in-ground pool.The first floor includes an oversized kitchen with large island, granite, ss appliances, and water views from deck; dining room with vaulted ceiling and water views through picture window stepping up to formal living room with gas/or wood burning fireplace; sunken family room with stone fireplace, built-ins and access to patio through sliders; laundry room/pantry; beautiful home office with french doors and full bath. The second floor includes an oversized master suite with Juliet deck, master bath includes a claw foot tub, tiled shower, double vanity and walk-in closets; 3 additional bedrooms and full bath. Access to basement through garage or inside home; stand by generator, central air and so much more! See Virtual Tour!

Listed by Peggy Carter of Coldwell Banker - Peggy Carter Team

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