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Sheafe Warehouse


Historic Portsmouth trade and shipping, architecture


Location: (Street, Park, GPS)

Prescott Park

N 43D 04.535' W070D45.031'


Date Installed:



Date or Era Referenced:

18th century, Colonial and Revolutionary



Approx 3'x3' plastic resin marker on a pedestal



Sheafe Warehouse is one of America's best preserved examples of early eighteenth-century waterfront architecture. It was originally built on interlocked tree trunks known as "cobwork" barely above the level of high tide. An overhanging second story allowed cargo to be lifted from the decks of gundalows and other small craft. The Revolutionary War ship Ranger, built by Colonel James Hackett and commanded by John Paul Jones, is said to have been outfitted at the Sheafe Warehouse.



City of Portsmouth



  • The marker includes historic images of the Warehouse and maps from 1813 and 1904 showing its original location and purchase by the founders of Prescott Park.
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