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Portsmouth and Tidewater Marina (continued)

One day on my way to the Post Office, I took the scenic route along Portsmouth's waterfront. Here are some pictures:

Harbor Tower Apartments, along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth just south of the marina. You can see the paddlewheel ferry in a small basin in front of the tower. This picture is taken from the grounds of the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel, since it's a Renaissance flag on the flagpole.   The Elizabeth River Ferry II in the basin. The ferry runs between the Portsmouth and Norfolk waterfronts with a fare of only $1.

A British-style phone booth near the visitor information center, which is next to the apartment tower by the ferry basin. Incidentally, cruising boats can dock for free at a dock in the ferry basin.  

This structure displays the large Fresnel lens that used to be part of the Hog Island Light off Virginia's Eastern Shore. The 2,500 lb lens rotates and is lighted at night. It's located along the Portsmouth waterfront just south of High Street Landing. Click on the left-hand picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

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