GETTING THERE: We go out to Star Island on the Thomas Laighton, which leaves from the Isles of Shoals Steamship Co., 315 Market Street, Portsmouth N.H. Please arrive between 11:00 and 1:00. While we board the boat at 2:00 on Saturday, June 19, our luggage departs at 1:30, and it needs to be tagged and loaded before then. Each bag must weigh 40 lbs. or less; soft bags without wheels are preferred. That 40-pound maximum per bag? They really mean it! Most people find it convenient to arrive early, check their luggage and then either visit or go for a leisurely walk in to town.
RETURNING: We will return from Star Island on the 9:20 Laighton, arriving in Portsmouth at about 10:45. Those of us who have experienced this before know that the sorting of cars generally takes significant time, so please allow time to get out of the parking lot in your travel plans.
PARKING: Block parking is available at the Steamship Company Parking lot $15.00 per vehicle/day or any portion of a day. This parking fee is added to your room and board bill, payable on the island.