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Installation Overview --Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), Maine


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Installation Overview --Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), Maine

Centrally located about 50 miles from Boston, Massachusetts, Portland, Maine and Manchester, New Hampshire, at the southernmost tip of Maine, the Shipyard fully encompasses Seavey Island that sits at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. This federally-owned island is across the harbor from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with access to the mainland by two bridges that connect to Kittery, Maine.

Driving directions from Logan International Airport Boston, Massachusetts: This airport is located just outside of downtown Boston and is the preferred airport for arrivals. Logan Int. Airport offers direct ground transportation to Portsmouth, NH through C & J Trailways. The cost is $18.00 per ticket one way. To get bus schedules you can call 603-430-1100 or visit their website .

After arriving at the Portsmouth, NH bus terminal take a taxi to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The cost is approximately $20.00.

Driving Directions from Boston, Massachusetts: Follow signs for Route 95 North (Maine/New Hampshire). Take Route 95 North through the Hampton, NH tollbooth ($1.00 toll) and continue on Route 95 to Maine. On Route 95 North you will pass over the Piscataqua River Bridge into Maine. (This is a very large high-rise bridge). You will see the Shipyard to your right as you reach the top of the bridge large cranes in the distance. Take Exit 2 - Route 236.

Once on Route 236, move to the left lane. Pass under the overpass and enter into the Kittery Traffic Circle. Go a quarter of the way around the circle and exit on the right, after the 7-Eleven store (before Dairy Queen). Follow this road until you come to an intersection with a set of lights (approximately one mile). (TD Bank North is on your left.) Take a left at this intersection.

Pass straight through the next set of lights (approximately ½ mile). Straight through this set of lights is Gate 1 of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Directions from Portland, Maine: Take Route 95 South all the way through the York, Maine tolls and continue until you reach the exit for Route 236 Kittery, Maine. (This will be the second exit after the tolls). Stay right on the exit.

Once on Route 236 South, move immediately into the left lane. You will be entering the Kittery Traffic Circle. Exit from the circle just after the 7-Eleven store and just before Dairy Queen. Follow this road for approximately one-mile to the traffic light at TD Banknorth. Take a left at this light and follow approximately a half-mile to the next traffic light.

Immediately through this light is Gate 1 of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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