Newburyport News: Much of New England maritime lore focuses on hard-driving ship captains setting course and giving orders—kind of a 19th Century “Mad Men” goes to sea.

But a team at the Custom House Maritime Museum on the Newburyport [Massachusetts] waterfront is currently transcribing a journal written by a local woman who sailed thousands of miles, and her observations about the ports here and abroad provide unique perspectives on the shipping world of many years ago.

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Elizabeth Bray Travels (Custom House Maritime Museum)

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