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November 2, 2012

This Day in History

On this day in 1837, the schooner Lombard, loaded with grindstones, washed ashore on Plum Island. The captain was taken from the rigging after the storm ended, but the crew had all been washed overboard. The grindstones became embedded in the beach and were there for years.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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