, Newburyport, MA

November 5, 2012

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1772, the Marine Society of Newburyport was founded to provide shared navigation information and a fund for widows and children.

The group also began a collection of oddities from items local captains brought back from their travels all over the world.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury