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Everyone knows the Boston Tea Party story. Three days earlier Newburyport lit up the skies with its own Tea Party.
Eleazer Johnson, a prominent Newburyport shipbuilder, led a group of patriots who seized and burned tea in Market Square as a protest three days prior to the Boston Tea party. The "adz" Johnson used to crack open the tea chests is on display at CHMM.
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