Newburyport's waterfront and the ships that were built or sailed from there have played a integral role in its rich history in the centuries before this rotograph image of one of the city's many docks was captured in 1900.
It was home to the sea captains and fleet owners who made fortunes in the Triangle Trade, importing sugar, exporting rum and transporting slaves to the new world. It was a commerce that built many of the stately Federal homes the city is known for.
Newburyport was also home to Donald McKay who would design the great clipper ships of the mid nineteenth century that would carry fortune-seekers to the California gold fields.
But first and foremost, it was home to fisherman who would ply their trade in cold, cod-rich waters of nearby Georges Banks. Joppa flats were a row of fishing shanties and giant spools for drying nets were seen everywhere.
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- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
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