1789The Customs House was established.Economy and Industry, Infrastructure

With the national government established, attention turned to producing revenue. At this time over 7,000 tons of shipping was coming into the district, through both commercial trade and the fisheries. Epes Sargent was the first to be appointed a customs collector.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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