Category Archives: Science

Clipper Ships – Why the mysterious omission?

There is an odd mystery about the Custom House Maritime Museum, and I see it present in the Cushing House Museum also.        There was a brief, but glorious period called the Era of the Clipper Ship.       It’s start was born … Continue reading

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Tips on whale watching

I figure since more and more non-locals are sneaking views on my blog and website who are making plans to come to Newburyport; it might be a good thing to give some tips on things to do and enjoy in our area. … Continue reading

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Newburyport’s Seagulls – The Symbols of Romance

“I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect.     But also, it was a mysterious thing.” –Brian Skerry One of … Continue reading

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Technology enables the revealing of history

Recently, the First Friday Friends Socials have exploded in attendance – and it not only indicates that a larger venue is needed but how small so many Newburyport sites end up in our ‘small’ city.      Last month, a large number … Continue reading

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City of Mystery

I just watched a documentary on television about the Mayans.     In it, the narrator, Peter Weller, asks the question, “Why is there a special fascination with the Mayans?”    His conclusion is that so much is still not known about this … Continue reading

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Adding a comment where it belongs

The Newburyport Blog does not allow comments so I thought I’d put one on my blog. Mary Eaton’s response to the pressure laid on her for being against the “anti-plastic bag” movement was, as typical for her, very classy. It … Continue reading

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Why Newburyport is called, ‘Clipper City’

H.L. Mencken said, “Define, define, define”.      In other words, if one speaker is defining a certain word and the other speaker is taking that same word and applying a totally different meaning to it – this is called, “miscommunication”.    … Continue reading

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