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Newburyport, Massachusetts Historical Markers

 
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By James R. Murray, July 11, 2015
Newburyport Memorial
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — “The Volunteer”'61-'65
Map (db m85320) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Approach to Carr's Ferry1630 - 1930
First ferry across the Merrimack river from Newbury to Salisbury, established about 1639, and the only route from Boston to the eastern frontier. In 1641 George Carr was appointed ferryman with rights which continued in his family for generations. — Map (db m47972) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Bombshell
Brought from the siege of Louisburg by Nathaniel Knapp Jr. 1759 preserved by his son Isaac Knapp as a memorial to his father and also to his brother Jacob Knapp who served at Bunker Hill and was a member of the . . . — Map (db m115543) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Coast Guard Bicentennial MarkerNewburyport Mass
1790-1990 Bicentennial of the United States Coast Guard We the people of Newburyport, Massachusetts dedicate this plaque to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard who have courageously and faithfully served the nation for 200 . . . — Map (db m85229) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Dalton House1630-1930
Built in 1746 by Michael Dalton, later the residence of his son, Tristram Dalton, one of the first two United States Senators from Massachusetts. Here were entertained George Washington and other distinguished men. — Map (db m49452) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Edward Rawson1630 - 1930
On this site dwelt Edward Rawson, secretary of the bay colony for thirty-six years, deputy to the General Court for twelve years, elected clerk of the House of Deputies in 1645, he died in Boston 1693. — Map (db m47984) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Historic 1893 Newburyport Train Station
A domed Victorian train station was built in 1893 behind where the Winter Street condominiums stand today. At the time, there were 32 trains traveling to Boston every day. The station operated for 75 years and was destroyed by fire on May 2, . . . — Map (db m115590) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Market Square Tea Burning
When the British Parliament in 1773 imposed a tax on tea imported into the American Colonies the act was widely resented. In indignation tea was brought by the people to Market Square and burned. To commemorate the incident this tablet was . . . — Map (db m115416) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Newburyport Firehouse Center
This historic building, built as a Markethouse and Lyceum by the citizens of Newburyport in 1822, served as the Central Fire Station from the mid-1800s until 1980. A cooperative effort by the public and private sectors has restored the structure . . . — Map (db m115567) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Newburyport Sailor's Memorial
In honor of the proud, brave fishermen who lost their lives at sea. May they rest in peace. In memory of The Crew of F/V Lady Luck Who were lost at sea The night of January 31, 2007 Captain Sean P. Cone - Age 24 Crewman . . . — Map (db m85230) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Soldiers and Sailors of Newburyport 1861-1864
There are 12 panels in this marker, with hundreds of names of those who served, as well as a recitation of the Gettysburg Address — Map (db m115625) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Soldiers of All Wars Marker
In memory of the soldiers of all wars Presented by Mary A. Roat Erected 1951 — Map (db m85321) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The 1873 Train Wreckat Merrimac Street, Newburyport
A misplaced switch forced a freight train onto a dead-end side track on May 23, 1873, and the 34-ton steam locomotive smashed through barriers and fell down the embankment to Merrimac Street below. The engineer and fireman jumped clear before the . . . — Map (db m115587) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The Bartlet Mall
It was first shaped thousands of years ago by a huge chunk of ice which broke off a retreating glacier. When the ice finally melted, it left a steep-sided pit that geologists call a kettle hole. In 1645 the first settlers from England named . . . — Map (db m115536) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The Large Packet Ship Dreadnought
“She’s the Liverpool Packet- O Lord, let her go!” The Dreadnought, in her ten years running in the Atlantic Packet Service, made for herself such a name that she is still remembered: “The wild boat of the Atlantic ,” As . . . — Map (db m85299) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The Memory of the Officers and Men
To commemorate the memory of the officers and men who left this Memorial Hall April 16, 1861 in answer to the first call of Abraham Lincoln for troops to defend the Capital issued April 15, 1861 Capt. Albert W. Bartlett . . . — Map (db m115617) HM WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Watts' Cellar1630 - 1930
Near this spot was "Watts Cellar," a landmark before the settlement of Newbury in 1635. An excavation used for the storage of fish by fishermen who visited the New England coast. — Map (db m47985) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — William Lloyd GarrisonGarrison the Liberator
1805-1879 Garrison the Liberator Presented by William H. Swasey July 4 1893 Side 2 I solicit no man’s praise. I fear no man’s censure. The Liberty of a People. Is the gift of God and Nature Side 3 Neither God nor the . . . — Map (db m84824) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Within Lie Buried
(left tablet) Reverend … John Lowell Thomas Cary John Murray Charles Milton Christopher Bridge Marsh Ministers of this City Judge Theophilus Bradbury Nicholas Pike Timothy Palmer ”Lord” Timothy . . . — Map (db m115614) HM WM

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