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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

 

135 Bow Street Portsmouth NH 03801

Portsmouth, NH135 Bow Street, Unit 12

Price$1,195,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Pending

MLS Number 4928944

  • Condo
  • Square Feet 1,658
  • Bedrooms 2
  • New Contruction Existing
  • Complex Harbour Place

Live your dreams at one of Portsmouth's most iconic locations, Harbour Place Condominiums. This stunning waterfront condominium awaits you. Whether it be morning, noon or night, the sights & activity of this working Harbor will captivate you. Your private balcony sits perched high above the Piscataqua River providing panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbor, & beyond. The unit features an open concept floor plan. A dedicated den/study off the entry foyer is perfect for a home office or flex space. The 2nd floor contains a sizable primary suite w/sweeping views of the Piscataqua, Memorial Bridge & Kittery landscape. A 2nd bedroom, bathroom & laundry can be found on this level. Unit features include central a/c, electric fireplace, waterfront balcony, abundant natural light, 2-story entry foyer & one dedicated underground parking space w/storage. Building features include a gated & secured entry, elevator, & modern courtyard with a European flair. This elegant townhome is just steps from the heart of town featuring an array of restaurants, theatres, & quaint shops. All the best of Portsmouth is at your fingertips. Check out this amazing offering in one of the most coveted & pet-friendly associations in all of Portsmouth. Minutes to highways, airports, & area beaches. Come enjoy all that this Seaport City has to offer!!! Quick Close Possible!!

Listed by Beth Parolisi and Barbara Franzoso of BHHS Verani Seacoast

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 6.13% last updated on Jan 26, 2023
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
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192 New Castle Avenue Portsmouth NH 03801
Pending

MLS Number 4940190

  • Condo
  • New Contruction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 1,405
  • Year Built 1740

A new home for the new year! This 3-story half house/condo is in the sought-after South End neighborhood on the back channel of the Piscataqua with spectacular water views of Peirce & Round Tree Islands & working waterfront. From sunrise to sunset let the natural light wash over you with the ebb and flow of the tide and the wildlife that accompanies it. It's easy to get lost in thought in the twilight hours as the sparkling light dances off the water. Entertain with generously sized rooms to gather, and a private, fenced pocket garden for summer al fresco dining. The recently refreshed galley kitchen offers nice space for meal prep with good storage options. A mix of wide pine & fir wood floors, gunstock corners, exposed beams, a graceful front staircase plus a convenient rear staircase offer a wonderful flow and pay homage to the original c1740 home built by Captain Charles Chase. With 3 finished floors there is ample space for home office with window seat overlooking the water, studio with glorious light, & an exercise room. Plenty of storage in the private basement with updated systems. Just minutes to downtown Portsmouth with highly acclaimed restaurants, shopping & galleries, various public playground parks offering tennis/pickleball, dog off leash areas, outdoor public pool, picnic sites, seasonal farmers market & situated along the New Castle loop. 2 off-street parking spots, pet friendly and NO condo fees! Make your dream a reality!

Listed by Liz Levey-Pruyn of RE/MAX Shoreline

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$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 6.13% last updated on Jan 26, 2023
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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