Dyke Hendrickson Signing @ The Book Rack

Dyke Hendrickson at The Book Rack

Friday, March 24th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard

Local news reporter and historian Dyke Hendrickson will pay The Book Rack a visit to sign copies of his new book, Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard. Hendrickson offers up a sweeping chronicle of the achievements of merchants, shipbuilders, sailors, and others who tied their lives and fortunes to the city's nautical industries.

"Newburyport was once the most dangerous harbor on the East Coast and one of its most prosperous. Local captains and sailors led the nation to battle during the American Revolution and founded the U.S. Coast Guard. They sent vessels to Bombay, the gold rush and the farthest reaches of the world. Author Dyke Hendrickson explores the perfection of the clipper ship, the city's famous Federalist mansions and the bold adventures from the Age of Sail. Follow the men and women of Newburyport into battle, into gales and into fortune or ruin." - Arcadia Press

Copies of Nautical Newburyport will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

Event date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
52 State St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467135870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - March 6th, 2017

Newburyport was once the most dangerous harbor on the East Coast and one of its most prosperous. Local captains and sailors led the nation to battle during the American Revolution and founded the U.S. Coast Guard. They sent vessels to Bombay, the gold rush and the farthest reaches of the world.