18. Isles of Shoals
located on the east side of NH 1A several hundred yards
north of Wallis Sands Beach in Rye, NH


The marker isn't aluminum like the others, it's painted plywood. "About six miles directly out to sea, this cluster of islands abounds in legend and history. Before 1614, when the famous Captain John Smith mapped the rocky and surf-lashed Isles, early fishermen, traders and explorers had a part in their history."

erected 1963

The New Hampshire portion of the Isles of Shoals was listed on the National Register in 1980.


Isles of Shoals from Rye Beach


Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Seacoast Region


Related Links:
Isles of Shoals
White Island Light
Star Island
Smuttynose Island
Isles of Shoals Steamship Company



All text and images on this website (c)2002 Mary Lizie/Robert Marville

Revised 2/13/2002