Newburyport Museum Transcribing Ship Captain’s Wife’s Diary
October 21, 2012
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.
Elizabeth Bray Travels (Custom House Maritime Museum)
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