From its very inception, the city originally known as Gosport has been inexorably tied to the sea.
Editor’s note: This story is a collaboration with Portsmouth Department of Economic Development.
Since just a few years after the settlement of Jamestown, through almost 400 years of history, shipping and shipbuilding have been its lifeblood. Today, maritime industries are surely still the major fuel source of the modern City of Portsmouth’s economic engine.
We take a long-lens look at this industry through the following four perspectives:
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