Windwood Cottage on Little Neck

Little Neck Nostalgia, by Gavin Keenan

We moved to Ipswich when Ike was President and Elvis crossed over from Gospel to Rock and Roll. My father worked for Grossman’s and got a transfer from the Braintree store to the new one in Ipswich on Washington Street. For a while, he commuted from where we lived in Walpole to his new sales…

Margery Bedinger of Salem, campaigning for women's right to vote

A Salem Suffragette | streetsofsalem

Well, today is Women’s Equality Day, designated in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which finally granted women the right to vote after a long struggle for suffrage.  I’m certain that there was more than one fierce advocate of votes for women in progressive Salem, but Margery Bedinger of Forrester…

The First Annual Crane Beach picnic was held at the site of the wrecked Ada K.Damon

Shipwrecks

The Ipswich Bar has a long history of tragic shipwrecks. Its swift currents and shallow waters are especially dangerous during storms, and many ships have gone aground. In 1802 and again in 1852 the Merrimack Humane Society of Newburyport constructed shelters at Sandy Point for shipwreck victims, and massive timbers can still be seen protruding from its dunes. Several ships…