Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (also known as Fort Point Lighthouse, New Castle Lighthouse and Fort Constitution Lighthouse) was first established in June 1771, making it the first light station north of Boston in the American colonies. Today's 48-foot cast iron tower was built in 1878. The lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Piscataqua River on Coast Guard Station Harbor in New Castle, NH. More information about the lighthouse and tour schedule click here
- Handcast in lead-free pewter
- Detailed on both sides of the ornament - see the images above for the fine detail
- Includes a ribbon to hang ornament.
- 2-1/2" high x 3" wide
- Satin finish
New England Lighthouse Collection
The Portsmouth Harbor Light ornament is part of our special Christmas ornament collection. Each of the ornaments in our collection are finely detailed to capture what makes each lighthouse special. Some lighthouses are made of cast iron, similar to the Nubble Light in Cape Neddick, ME, others are made out of hand cut granite block, similar to the Whaleback Light; all the details are captured in our Christmas ornaments. click here to see our complete lighthouse collection
Ornaments Made in the USA
All of our Christmas ornaments are made in the USA. The ornaments are handcast using our specialized centrifugal casting machine using vulcanized rubber molds. Our lead-free pewter is heated to a range of 500 - 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The pewter is then cast into the spinning mold carefully by hand. Once the pewter solidifies, the raw ornaments are taken out of the mold. The castings that are satisfactory to the watchful eye of the Pewtersmith are then deburred by hand. The ornaments are then put through our antiquing process. After drying completely, the Christmas ornaments are buffed by hand, removing just the right amount of the antiquing solution to create the beautifully detailed ornament. Finally, the ornaments are dusted, inspected, and packaged with our red elastic bow hangers.