Category Archives: Businesses

The Smuggling Tunnels – a Compendium

I have tried to show, with out exasperating the reader, as well-documented as possible, a treatise about  Newburyport and Smuggling and how the practice indeed opened the way for the building and financing and sustaining tunnels under the city. Next Saturday, … Continue reading

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Newburyport was a Smuggler’s Den

According to Merriam-Webster, a ‘den’ was a hideout, and a center for secret activity.      If ever a community could be labelled as such, it would have been Newburyport.      There are still secrets hidden away in our ancient place and when … Continue reading

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Public Service Notice

Have you noticed lately that a lot of things going on around Newburyport are not being reported. Have you noticed that the local papers are increasingly being used as commercial and political mouthpieces?     Have you noticed that we have intimate news about … Continue reading

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Disrespecting History

What burns me greatly is when someone does something stupidly, which will, in the end, hurt them; and then we’re all supposed to ignore it so we won’t hurt their feelings, or offend them or make them mad. It’s still … Continue reading

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Historicity is a money-maker!!!!

“People come to Newburyport to be attracted by the historicity of the community… we want to continue that.” -Dick Sullivan, Sr, June 18, 2007, Renovators had rules to follow when rebuilding, Newburyport Daily News. I hate to be crude about … Continue reading

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It is the symbol of our city.

It has been the story of our city since the tragic fire of 1811, which by the way, was just the first of life-changing conflagrations that either steered the city into a new direction or killed a dream; or caused … Continue reading

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Tunnels: Part Two – The Relevance of Smuggling Today

If smuggling is so omni-present not just today but in our past; why has there not been an explosion in literature about the practise?      Well simply put, smuggling by its very nature requires no ‘trail’ and certainly no publicity for … Continue reading

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