• Short Story

    23 days ago - By Urban Sketchers

    [by Fred Lynch, in Essex, Massachusetts, USA] A sign by the side of the road at the water's edge in Essex, Massachusetts, says, “In 1668 the town granted the adjacent acre of land to inhabitants of Ipswich for a yard to build vessels and to employ workmen for that end. The shipbuilding industry has continued uninterruptedly in Essex since that date.” In 1813, that acre became known as the Story Shipyard where the descendants of William Story built boats for generations. I'm a descendent of William Story as well. He was my 8x Great Grandfather and an early white settler of this area in the...
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