Reflections of the Waterside ... throughout the generations
Market Landing along the waterfront
portfolio intro ~ folio 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 ~ 8 ~ 9 ~ 10

The image below depicts the engraving on the back of the stage at Market Landing Park, behind the Firehouse Center for the Arts (once the Market House) ~ facing the embayment area. [Taken from a different perspective, this image overlooks the embayment area ~ and is part of a montage of waterfront images offered in the folio 5 overleaf.]

Noting the tower of Firehouse in distance, please refer to previous folio 4 for more images of the Market House/Firehouse throughout the generations. Reference the map on bollard beside Market Landing at this link within --- and from there, links to further information about the history of Market Landing (originally the Middle Shipyard).]

Along with the circular plaque depicted the previous folio ~ it is dedicated in 1984 to the past, present and future generations of Newburyport ~ those generations of the Waterside people who settled along the river in 1644, with the Waterside Third Parish of Newburyport forming the separate town of Newburyport in 1764.

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1775
MARKET LANDING
1984

FROM NEAR THIS MARKET HOUSE LANDING LOCATION SAILED THE CLIPPER SHIP DREADNAUGHT,
BUILT IN NEWBURYPORT IN 1853, AND OVER 300 OTHER SAILING SHIPS BUILT IN NEWBURYPORT
WHICH COMPRISED A FLEET OF THE LARGEST, FASTEST AND FINEST SAILING SHIPS IN THE WORLD.

AS THEY RETURNED TO THEIR HOME PORT, THEY CARRIED VARIOUS CARGOES OF SPICES
AND GOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND BALLAST OF BRICKS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF
MANY OF THE BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED IN THE MARKET SQUARE AREA FOLLOWING THE GREAT
FIRE OF 1811.

MARKET LANDING PARK DEDICATED 1984 TO THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS
OF THE CITY
CITY OF NEWBURYPORT
RICHARD EMMET SULLIVAN, MAYOR
NEWBURYPORT REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
JAMES E. FARLEY, CHAIRMAN
 

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This image was captured at the cairn building after the Waterside community gam held the Year of Opportunity ~ which marked a new generation of the Waterside people in 2004.[1]

Here Lord Timothy Dexter picks up what was possibly one of the bricks once used as ship's ballast (as mentioned in the inscription engraved at Market Landing) ~ adding this to the cairn built to signify that we have come this far.
[2]

The cairn was a simple monument, built along the Waterside on what will be privately developed land ~ with the permission of the owners ~ who after grading (and burying) this wharf area, have since deferred their Chapter 91 licensing process.
 
And so, with the premise that Dexter will "com back toue see houe you all goue on" during Yankee Homecoming (July 29 - August 6) ~ let us take the opportunity to examine where we have been, where we are and where we are going ~ and build another cairn ~ literally and figuratively ~ to mark and remark our place in history and history in the making. And with that simple monument, set forth on the monumental tasks before us.[3]
Folio overleaf ~ further along the waterfront
 
[1] Come to know more about how time and progress are marked here in the Waterside at these links within.

[2] See this link within for more about the Once in a Blue Opportunity event (gam and cairn building) held in a Motion of Comity with Yankee Homecoming. Even reflections can be found at this link within.

[3] This link within plots Dexter's 2006 homecoming (fulfilling his prophesy that he "may com back toue see houe you all goue on") ~ with his anticipated arrival at Market Landing sometime before Yankee Homecoming's noontide opening ceremony. After crossing the Merrimack River, Dexter comes prepared to dip his oar in for the Waterside community gam which follows --- and to follow through with the dream of "the Capteein" to launch a community boating program at the mouth of the Merrimack. Join in the gam to learn more about the Waterside's past, present and future.


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