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March 31, 2012

This Day In History

On this day in 1796: The Newburyport Marine Society voted to help edit Captain Furlong's manuscript of nautical directions. "American Coast Pilot," published by Edmund Blunt and sold at his bookstore on State Street, became the bible to sea captains.

Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury.

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