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Fort Sewall: The Colonial-era outpost at Gale’s Head

Built in 1742, Fort Sewall in Marblehead, MA is one of the oldest fortifications on the east coast. The fort was originally built in English Colonial times for defense against the French, but the current structure has remained active in … Continue reading

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Highlights of exploring the North Shore by boat

Pictured below, the schooner Thomas E. Lannon on a summer afternoon, as she passes Eastern Point Light at the entrance to Gloucester Harbor: The “North Shore” of Massachusetts Bay is rocky, rough and uneven, but provides some stunning views and … Continue reading

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Cruising around Salem Sound: Baker’s Island Light & Misery Island

Baker’s Island Light, visible while entering Salem sound and heading toward Misery Island: This weekend, I made the hour long ride up to Salem Sound.┬áHaving passed by the area many times on trips to Gloucester, it was about time I … Continue reading

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