1788Stage coach service to Boston began.Government and Public Service, Transportation

Two-horse, open-stage coaches left Jonathan Lowe’s tavern at the corner of Main and Washington Streets two times per week, returning the next day. The route went through Salem, Danvers, Lynn, and Malden, and took nearly all day.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog Essex Institute, Thomas E. Babson. "Evolutions of Cape Ann Roads and Transportation, 1623-1955: A Talk before the Cape Ann Historical Association, April 11, 1955." Oct. 1955.
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