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NEWBURYPORT — Descendants of Arthur W. Woods, a longtime lighthouse keeper on Plum Island in the early 1900s, donated his family diary and pho…

On this day in 1870, Anne Augusta Fitch Brown sailing with her husband aboard the Bark Agate recorded in her diary: “Am scarcely able to hold …

On this day in 1779, Newburyport ship captain Offin Boardman recorded in his diary: “This day set up stays fore and aft. Hands employed making…

On this day in 1806, Richard Coffin of Newbury recorded in his diary: “Howed corn today with Mr. Amos Pilsbury. We finished the first time ove…

On this day in 1849, John Bradbury, traveling from Boston to San Francisco on Newburyport’s Brig Forest, recorded in his diary: “A large fish …