Tag Archives: Hog Island

Letter: Portsmouth should still pursue ferry alternatives

Editor’s note: The following letter, dated Jan. 16, was sent to Portsmouth Town Administrator John Klimm. The letter-writer owns property on Hog Island. To the editor: Prudence Island is physically isolated from Portsmouth mainland by water and has many issues unique to them. The Portsmouth Town Council is to be commended for creating the Prudence

Hog islanders are a persistent bunch

It is a private 200-acre island, with two coves, one to the east and the other on the west. People are still not sure how it came to be called Hog Island. Probably because early settlers kept their hogs on the island, or because it is a short name and fits well on the map,