Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Vintage Neon: Yoken's Whale

The restaurant closed in 2004 and its sign was removed, but the town loved the goofy-looking neon whale so much that it was restored and re-installed at the original site.

Address:
1390 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH
Directions:
One mile south of town. On the west side of US Hwy 1/Lafayette Rd just north of its intersection with Peverly Hill Rd.
Hours:
Best at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Yoken's whale sign.

Vintage Neon: Yoken's Whale

Neon sign with a giant whale. When its restaurant closed in 2004 the sign was removed, but it was so missed by the community that it was restored and re-installed at the original site.

[Amy Ouellette, 06/12/2018]

The whale's button eye and gagging tongue adds to its neon charm.


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