My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Plum Island, Massachusetts

Since many of this year's blog posts have been based on photos I took last year, this one is no exception. From Wikipedia, "The island is located in parts of four municipalities in Essex County. From north to south they are the city of Newburyport, and the Towns of NewburyRowley, and Ipswich." We visit there at least once or twice a year. From the view above, we are facing the area where my husband's parents had a cottage for many years. His father, along with two other friends built it, and they all shared it during the summer months. We also stayed there.




While looking into the lighthouse, all I saw was the reflection behind me.

Very near this spot is where the Atlantic Ocean (above) and the Merrimack River (fresh water) meet. The River is formed in New Hampshire and flows southward, then northeast until it meets the Ocean, a short distance from the above spot. What is interesting is the Merrimack River is a mile from where I live (see below).



6 comments:

Bill West said...

One of those places I want to visit myself soon.

Barbara Poole said...

Bill, I hope you can visit, but my recommendation would be to go before the tourists arrive. There is very little parking, and little to see, except beach houses, sand and the ocean. It's a quiet place, where I believe people go to read or drive to other towns to eat and see things.

John D. Tew said...

Wonderful photos as always Barbara. I have never been to Plum Island, but I lived for several years in NH and while in Concord knew the Merrimack because the city lies on the west and east shores of the river.

Barbara Poole said...

John, oh, I guess you would remember the Merrimack. Here in Lowell, we have great walking paths on both side of the river. Thanks for the compliment, those are always nice to hear.

Apple said...

Beautiful photos. It looks like a perfect spot for relaxing.

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks Charley. Yes, good for relaxing, reading and walking.