Fundraiser to help family of late Portsmouth river pilot

Through Go Fund Me, Johnson’s friends and family set a $100,000 fundraising goal to help his survivors “manage any unforeseen expenses” and establish a college fund for his three children.

“Everyone who knew PJ Johnson knew he was a man who would help anyone in need,” according to the account. “Whether it was a mariner on the water, a fellow firefighter, or aiding an injured skier at his beloved Cannon Mountain. His legacy is that of a man who lived to serve.”

The Go Fund Me account can be found at












By Elizabeth Dinan