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The Seacoast Sights

New Castle

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Updated 12/24/2013

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Though it consists of a single square mile of land, the small island of New Castle, 3 mi southeast from downtown via Route 1B, was once known as Great Island. The narrow roads and coastal lanes are lined with pre-Revolutionary houses, making for a beautiful drive or stroll. Wentworth-by-the-Sea (603/422–7322, the last of the state's great seaside resorts, towers over the southern end of New Castle on Route 1B. It was the site of the signing

of the Russo-Japanese Treaty in 1905, when Russian and Japanese delegates stayed at the resort and signed an agreement ending the Russo-Japanese War that would win President Theodore Roosevelt a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

Updated 12/24/2013


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