Join us for a very special event on April 7, 2018!

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. – $29 per person TICKET SALES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED At the Old Salt restaurant, 490 Lafayette Road (Route 1), […]

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. – $29 per person


At the Old Salt restaurant, 490 Lafayette Road (Route 1), Hampton, New Hampshire

with performances by Shannachie and Neptune’s Car


Do you enjoy great live music and tasty food?

Do you like showing your support for a great cause?

Do you enjoy opportunities to get great buys on gift certificates for lodging, restaurants, and other valuable items?

Then this event is for you.


  • Live music by Shannachie and Neptune’s Car
  • Silent auction, raffle, and door prizes  featuring lodging, restaurant gift certificates, lighthouse books and memorabilia, and much more (see list below)
  • Lunch buffet: Rolls and Butter – Fresh Garden Salad – Clam Chowder – Assorted Cold Cuts – Tuna Salad Sandwiches – Chicken Salad Sandwiches – Egg Salad Sandwiches – Condiments – Cookies and Brownies – Tea and Coffee (lunch will be served at 1:00)
  • Speakers including Bob Trapani, Jr., executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation; Sophie Blanchard of the York Youth Lighthouse Preservation Association; Cindy Johnson, operations manager of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses; and author/historian Jeremy D’Entremont.

This event will help raise funds for the repainting of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

Join us for a great time and a great cause!

Shannachie is the Gaelic word for storyteller. Since 1995, Pat Heffernan and Patrick Keane have comprised Shannachie, and they have performed their blend of Irish, folk, and maritime music around New England. Nothing makes their day more than a clapping, singing crowd.

You’ll love Neptune’s Car’s welcoming presence and song variety. “Each of these songs is impressive in its own way. . . . It’s a pleasure to hear songs of this caliber.” — Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting – The Great American Song Contest











RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! Just $29 per person.

Ticket sales have closed


Here’s a list of the items that will be auction, raffle, and door prizes at the event. Please let us know if you have something you’d like to donate.


  • $100 gift card for the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth
  • $100 gift card for Petey’s restaurant in Rye


  • Overnight stay at the Hampton Inn, downtown Portsmouth ($119+ value)
  • Overnight stay at Little River Lighthouse in Cutler, Maine ($175 value)
  • Overnight stay at Race Point Lighthouse on Cape Cod ($175 value)
  • Six movie passes ($60) for the Music Hall in Portsmouth
  • $25 gift certificate for the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
  • $25 gift card to Beach Pea Baking Co. in Kittery
  • Two tickets for a Five Lighthouse Cruise on 9/22/18 from Rye, NH – $90 value
  • Book – The Power of the Invisible Sun by Bobby Sager, $125 value
  • Harbour Lights limited edition replica of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse – $85 value
  • Four tickets to a New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game in Manchester, NH – $48 value
  • Two tickets to the Ogunquit Playhouse ($156 value)
  • Two tickets to an event at the Rochester Opera House ($50 value)
  • Membership and sail passes for Gundalow Company, Portsmouth ($136 value)
  • $15 gift card for Barley House restaurant in North Hampton (two)
  • Harbor Cruise for 4 from Portsmouth Harbor Cruises, $66 value
  • $50 gift certificate for the Ice House restaurant in Rye
  • $76 gift card for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth
  • $100 membership, Strawbery Banke museum, Portsmouth
  • 4 tickets for a whale watch cruise, Granite State Whale Watch in Rye ($152 value)
  • “Lighthouses from Portsmouth to Portland” tour for two with New England Lighthouse Tours ($218 value)
  • Print (16×20″) of artwork by Donald Mong, featuring Portsmouth Harbor Light on a nautical chart ($25 value)
  • “Love from the Sky” children’s book and official “Flying Santa” stuffed animal ($30 value)
  • Four CDs by Shannachie and a gift certificate for a performance by Shannachie (2 hour maximum) ($400 value)
  • $25 gift card for Las Olas Taqueria
  • Basket of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses items (ornaments, mug, baseball cap, and more)
  • Danbury Mint “Lighthouses of New Jersey” model
  • Matted photo prints by photographer William Dexter


  • $25 gift card for the Flatbread Company
  • $50 gift card for the Portsmouth Brewery
  • Lighthouse wall clock
  • Signed book The Lighthouse Handbook: New England
  • $25 gift card for the Beach Plum
  • $15 gift card for Me and Ollie’s cafes
  • Two passes for Cinemagic in Portsmouth
  • Two lighthouse calendars
  • Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses baseball cap
  • Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses mug
  • Whaleback Lighthouse giant wave poster (2)
  • Signed book The Lighthouses of Southern Maine
  • Official “Flying Santa” stuffed animal (2)
  • Whaleback Lighthouse pewter ornament
  • Print (16×20″) of artwork by Donald Mong, featuring Whaleback Light on a nautical chart
  • Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse 12×18 print (3)
  • Book – Pharos: A Lighthouse for Alexandria
  • Book – The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife by Connie Small
  • Book – Friendly Edifices
  • West Quoddy Head Lighthouse baseball cap
  • CD – Portsmouth Harbor Light by Shannachie (3)