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Duxbury’s Women at Sea
Lecture: Carolyn Ravenscroft on Duxbury’s Women at Sea
Between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, hundreds of ships were built in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The resulting economic boom resonated throughout the community and contributed to a rise in both employment and population. Duxbury became the home to many shipbuilding and maritime families, including dozens of master mariners and their wives.
For all the history that has been examined and celebrated, however, very little has been said of the women, other than to mention the obvious – that
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