National Geographic : 1951 Jan
© National Geographic Society 122 Kodachrome by John E.Fletcher Where Whittier's River Meets the Sea. The Merrimack Ends Its 110-mile Race at Newburyport, Massachusetts Long ago Newburyport's ships "whitened the sea." Today pleasure and fishing boats bob in a sand-clogged harbor. But miles of mansions built by18th-century skippers and shippers make the city a show place. Boston and Maine Railroad and U. S. Highway 1 here leap the Merrimack side byside.