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October 6, 2012

This Day in History

On this day in 1853, the Dreadnaught was launched. By the sailors, she was nicknamed the “wild boat of the Atlantic,” while others called her the Flying Dutchman. Twice, she carried the latest news to Europe, slipping in between the steamers.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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