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December 5, 2013

This Day in History

On this day in 1776, the Hancock sailed from Newburyport and arrived in Boston. Just two months earlier the General Court voted to furnish 32 guns for a continental frigate commanded by John Manly. She was built in Newburyport.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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