If you missed out on the final Rockin' On The River Cruise for this year, don't fret! These excellent views will make you feel like you were aboard 'The Laighton' the whole time!

Train Images

You'll notice that the featured image and the first image on this gallery was taken by yours truly? Yet another example of me trying to steal the spotlight from our official cruise photographer Tracie Kirby. She took all the other photos while I sat on the mobile throne of gold. Thanks Tracie!

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

Old Glory, a gorgeous sunset and a seagull in flight.

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

How do you make an abandoned prison look beautiful? 'Frame' it with an orange Portsmouth sunset and the Piscataqua River.

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

As the sunset disappears, the time to rock has arrived!

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

This is Seth Wilson, the lead singer of Aunt Peg. Seth's voice is incredible as he has amazing vocal range and he has the rare ability to sound exactly like the original vocalist of dozens of different bands.

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

This is Alan and Bob, the backbone of Aunt Peg. My apologies to Tony Russo who is a great guitarist and vocalist too. However, his photo could not be located at the time of this publication.

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

Believe it or not, this is the moon.

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

This is that same moon. It never looked the same way twice and never really looked like the moon.

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

Here is the moon with it's impression of the planet Mars.

Tracie Kirby Photo Credit

And here is me recreating my wonderment in looking at the moon, as seen through the blue lights of M/V Thomas Laighton dance floor.

Thanks so much to The Isles Of Shoals Steamship Company, all our bands (The Big Picture Band, Wellfleet and Aunt Peg) and of course our photog Tracie for working so hard making our cruises so much fun this year.

See you next June!

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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