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July 14, 2014

This Day in Newburyport History

On this day in 1860, Newburyport’s Captain James Knapp Pritchard aboard the Ship Cape Fear Not sailing from Boston towards Liverpool recorded: “[Today] came in with light winds and clear weather...Fred Keyser sick off duty...throughout the night light airs and fine [weather]...the crew employed making and putting on the chafing gear...pumps carefully attended.”

From the collection of the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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