1702The town voted to forbid the sale of shipbuilding materials outside of Gloucester.Economy and Industry, Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Meeting of Town Meeting [March] 1700/1702, Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, pp. 45-46.
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Meeting of Town Meeting [March] 1700/1702, Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, pp. 45-46.

Additionally, the town voted to require any person building a vessel with ship timber from the Commons to post a bond ensuring that the ship would not be sold out of town for six years.

Heyrman, Christine Leigh. Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750. 1st ed, Norton, 1984. Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, https://archive.org/details/GLOOriginalRecords16941762Images/mode/2up
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