ONLINE Local History Talk
The Infamous Isles of Shoals
Tuesday November 10 | 7 – 8:30 PM
Investigate the lore and legends of the Isles of Shoals and determine the truth behind stories of pirates, treasure, ghosts and murder. Did pirates really use the Shoals as a hideaway and leave buried plunder behind? Do ghosts still haunt the moonlit shores of these isolated islands? Which of the tragic deaths on the islands were the result of dastardly murder? How did the famous poet of the Isles, Celia Thaxter, appear on the mainland after her death at the Isles? Journey into the past with these extraordinary, captivating tales of the remarkable Isles of Shoals.
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Ann Beattie is an educator with a fascination for the Isles of Shoals and its rich history. She combs through historical records, salt cod recipes, and journals of Shoalers in an effort to capture and revive the unique stories that bring Shoals history to life. Ann is a former president of the Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association and has served as a Board member of the Portsmouth Athenaeum. She leads tours of the Shoals and hosts history programs on Star Island. Ann always has an intriguing tale to tell about a place so magical it will steal your heart.