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May 29, 2019
In previous postings, we’ve alluded to how Newburyport on the eve of the American Revolution was a hotbed for smuggling activities.
Traditionally, Newburyport has always been an ideal location for smugglers to operate from. The Merrimack River, as well as the Plum Isla...
Milk Punches and Dragoons - Three Historical Punch Recipes for the Season!
November 18, 2019
"Retreat! Retreat! Or you all be cutt off!" - The Misfortunes of Newbury's Colonel Samuel Gerrish
November 3, 2019
"Fortified In Such a Manner As To Do Honour" - The Impregnable Newburyport Harbor
August 26, 2019
"Far Beyond Any Honest Means" - Was a Child Arsonist Responsible for the Great Fire of 1811?
July 17, 2019
"The Armed Schooner Success" - How a Newburyport Privateer Caused a Diplomatic Dispute with Spain
June 26, 2019
Monkey Glands and Rebellion - Four Historic Drinks for the Summer!
June 19, 2019
It's Not Easy Being William Jenkins
Bitters, Blood and Sand - Four Historic Drink Recipes for the Spring Season
March 28, 2019
Eight Cool Artifacts With Ties To 18th Century Newburyport
March 10, 2019
Naked Weddings, Kidnappings and Running the Bottle - Weird Wedding Practices in 18th Century New England
February 9, 2019