Saturday, August 4, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Celia Thaxter’s Restored Historic Appledore Island Garden

Tour participants will depart Saturday, August 4 at 8 am on the R/V Gulf Challenger from New Castle, NH destination: Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals. With tours lead by trained UNH Marine Docents, participants will enjoy a day’s walking tour on Appledore Island, featuring Celia Thaxter’s restored historic Island Garden made famous in Celia’s book, An Island Garden, published in 1894. The walking tour will include visits to popular coves popularized by Celia’s well-known artist friend Childe Hassam, an American Impressionist who studied under Monet.

Tour will include a brief glimpse into the workings of the Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML). SML is a world-renowned field station specializing in education and research focused on marine science.

This is an all-inclusive tour which includes your R/T boat fare, luncheon, all tours, and day parking in New Castle, NH. Appledore Island is an extremely-rugged landscape with uneven, slightly steep, rocky paths. There are no paved roads or paved walkways. All tour participants must be 18 years of age or older and should be in good physical condition. The majority of the day is spent walking (limited seating available on the vessel), and participants are required to stay with tour leader for the duration of the time on Appledore Island.

Depart from: Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex, 29 Wentworth Road, Fort Point ( USCG Ft. Constitution), New Castle,NH. Sponsored by the Shoals Marine Laboratory and Cornell University. Contact Pam Boutilier at, or call 603-430-5220.