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Introducing Marblehead

First settled in 1629, Marblehead’s Old Town is a maritime village with winding streets, brightly painted colonial and Federal houses, and 1000 sailing yachts bobbing at moorings in the harbor. As indicated by the number of boats, this is the Boston area’s premier yachting port and one of New England’s most prestigious addresses, and has been for a long time; it was incorporated in 1649. Citizens of Marblehead boast that their town was the ‘birthplace of the navy’ because the Marblehead schooner Hannah (1775) was the first ship to be commissioned by General George Washington in the Revolutionary War.