AAA  Jul. 6, 2014 8:50 AM ET
Exhibit looks at watercraft used on the Piscataqua
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(AP) — The history and construction of watercraft used on the Piscataqua River is the topic of a new exhibition in New Hampshire.

Officials say the river is known for having one of the fastest navigable tidal currents in the United States, making it necessary to design craft capable of handling swiftly running waters.

The exhibit, called "Water, Wood & Wind: Regional Craft on the Piscataqua" focuses on creations such as the Piscataqua Wherry, which served as a water taxi during the 1800s and was most likely the boat used by Louis Wagner to row out to the Isles of Shoals to commit the infamous 1873 Smuttynose murders.

The exhibit is at the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses. An opening reception will be held at the Wentworth-Gardner House on Thursday, July 10.

Associated Press
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