Navigation by Sea and Stars

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY   Navigation by Sea and Stars Ever wonder how mariners found their way in local waters or across the sea?  Come learn the history of navigation, its methods, and instruments with specialist Sara Schechner.  She will feature nautical instruments preserved in the Custom House Maritime Museum, show us how […]

Dorothea Balano: A Woman on the Ocean

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY Kate Gilbert will bring to life the diaries of  Dorothea Balano, who accompanied her husband, Fred Balano, on a series of voyages throughout their married life.  Dorothea's grandson, James Balano, documented a small portion of that life by publishing some of the diaries that she wrote onboard various voyages […]