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June 21, 2013

Mobile tour of Clipper Heritage Trail to be launched July 3

NEWBURYPORT — The Clipper Heritage Trail mobile tour, www.clipperheritagetrail.com/tour, will be launched on July 3 at 10 a.m. on the Bullnose in Market Square, according to Mayor Donna Holaday.

For those on the go using smartphones, iPads and tablets, users can download the free program and read about 26 historic points of interests located in the downtown area. A map and images are provided and each location is marked with a distinctive Trail granite paver installed into the brick sidewalks. Step back in time and walk in the footsteps of shipbuilders and sea captains; bakers and comb makers; silversmiths and soldiers; abolitionists and African Americans; and the Coast Guard.

The mobile tour is the third phase of the Clipper Heritage Trail project. The full website features a welcome video, 12 self-guided history tours describing 125 different locations of historic points of interest with over 200 historical images and downloadable maps and brochures. This site also includes a historical timeline, local resources and publications, bibliographies and quotes of those who lived in Newburyport during the 18th and 19th centuries. The trail is designed to assist schools, residents, day trippers and tourists in discovering Newburyport’s rich history.

“I am so grateful to Ghlee Woodworth for the extensive research and work she put into creating this wonderful easily accessible mobile tour and website. It is exciting to finally be able to share the history of our city with residents, school children and tourists,” Holaday said in a press release.

For more information, contact Woodworth at info@clipperheritagetrail.com or by phone at 978-462-2010.

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