NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

May 8, 2013

This Day in History


Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1776, Newburyport voted to erect a fort on the northern end of Plum Island at a cost not to exceed 4,000 pounds. The fort was for Revolutionary War troops who were already stationed there to prevent the landing of soldiers or sailors from British vessels.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury