Sepia Saturday - Old Port New Port
These post cards are shot from the Green bridge over Newburyport Harbor around the beginning of the 20th century. Then the harbor was full of sailing and steam vessels. There was lots of hustle and bustle on the warves to keep the local economy vibrant. A giant coal dock looms in the background in all three post cards. Today's view the giant coal dock is gone but the economic fuel is still there in the form of tourists. The industrial waterfront has been replaced with a recreational water front with marinas, restaurants, a board walk and rail trial.
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From the Gillis - US Route 1 Bridge