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April 15, 2014

This Day in History

On this day in 1851, the brig Primrose, captained by Samuel Bokman, was driven high on Plum Island Beach in a fierce storm. The captain, crew and one passenger were all rescued by three or four men. The vessel remained embedded in the sand until the middle of July when her cargo was taken to Boston and she was towed to Newburyport for repairs.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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