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July 3, 2014

This Day in History

On this day in 1848, Newburyport’s Capt. Robert Couch aboard the Brig Samson sailing from Key West toward New Orleans recorded: “[Today] begins with the same fine weather and a moderate, pleasant breeze from the south. Middle part continues the same. The wind SW but very light. Caught two small dolphins. Ends with a light air from the west and fine weather.”

— From the collections of the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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