Nautical Newburyport




Class Description

Nautical Newburyport – A History Captains, Clipper Ships, & the Coast Guard

Focusing on the period between 1764 (when Newburyport broke away from Newbury) until 1915 (when the Coast Guard was formally organized), this class will examine the construction of hundreds of “tall ships” which made Newburyport a national maritime leader. Learn about local captains, the commercial trade established with the West Indies, and the enormous wealth the waterfront generated for the local elite. Also discussed will be work on author Dyke Hendrickson’s next book, “New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Patriots.” Given that Newburyport is the birthplace of the Coast Guard (1790), presented will be new research on the role of Alexander Hamilton and other national leaders in the building of this riverfront community. The author will give out several books for free, as part of the “Book in a Bottle” program supported by the Custom House Maritime Museum.

One, 1.5-hour session: Tuesday afternoon, 10:00-11:30 p.m.
NEW DATE & TIME! Runs July 24, 2018. Newburyport Public Library.
Cost: $10.