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Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships, and the Coast Guard

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport, MA 01950 (map)

Join local author Dyke Hendrickson for a book talk and signing for his latest book, Nautical Newburyport.  

Newburyport was once one of the most dangerous harbors on the East Coast, and one of its most prosperous. Local captains and sailors led the nation to battle during the American Revolution and founded the U.S. Coast Guard. They sent vessels to Bombay, the gold rush, and the farthest reaches of the world.  Nautical Newburyport explores the clipper city's shipbuilding industry, its Federal mansions built for successful merchants and captains, and the bold adventures of many key characters during the Age of Sail.

Dyke Hendrickson is a journalist who has always lived near a waterfront. He has been a writer and/or editor for the Portland Press Herald, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Boston Herald and now the Daily News in Newburyport. At the Daily News, he researched a twenty-five-part column on the 250th anniversary of the community, and this effort put him on a course to write a descriptive history of the scenic coastal community. This is his fourth book. 

Monday, March 20 at the Museum of Old Newbury
Reception 6:30pm    Program 7:00pm
Space is limited; contact or 978-462-2681 to reserve your seat
This program is generously sponsored by the Institution for Savings and is offered to the community free of charge.