Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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About Rye Beach, NH

Rye Beach is an unincorporated community along the Atlantic Ocean in Rye, New Hampshire, United States. It is located along New Hampshire Route 1A near the southern border of the town of Rye, directly south of Jenness State Beach and north of Little Boar's Head (in the neighboring town of North Hampton). Rye Beach has a separate ZIP code (03871) from the rest of the town of Rye.

The Ocean House, built in 1844, was owned by Job Jenness. The hostelry was financed by Stacy Nudd. It started out small and eventually reached four stories, with accommodations for 250 guests.

Originally known as the Philbrick Hotel by John Colby Philbrick in 1865. A visit by Admiral David Farragut caused the building to be coined "Farragut House".[1]

Transatlantic Communications Cable Station

Rye Beach life saving station

In 1874, the Direct United States Cable Company's CS Faraday laid a transatlantic communications cable from Ballinskelligs, Ireland, routed to Tor Bay, Nova Scotia, then to Rye Beach, encompassing 3,104 miles (4,995 km).[2] The Direct United States Cable Company communications station was located on Old Beach Road near the Rye Beach life saving station and beyond the Sunken Forests of New Hampshire.[3]

The state of New Hampshire recognized the Direct United States Cable Company receiving station in 1970 by erecting New Hampshire historical marker #63 on New Hampshire Route 1A near Jenness State Beach.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Tolles, Bryant Franklin. Summer by the Seaside: The Architecture of New England Coastal Resort Hotels.
  2. ^ "Ballinskelligs Cable Station". Ballinskelligs Tourism ~ Heritage. Visit Ballinskelligs - County Kerry Ireland. 
  3. ^ Glover, Bill. "Direct United States Cable Company Cable Station ~ Rye Beach, New Hampshire". History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications. Atlantic Cable. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic Cable Station and Sunken Forest ~ New Hampshire Historical Marker #0063". Seacoast Region ~ New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. New Hampshire Department of Transportation. 

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