King Caesar of Duxbury: Exploring the World of Ezra Weston, Shipbuilder and Merchant - May 19, 2022

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King Caesar of Duxbury: Exploring the World of Ezra Weston, Shipbuilder and Merchant

May 19 @ 6:30 pm

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Drew Archival Library

Patrick Browne will speak about local legend “King Caesar,” also known as Ezra Weston II. The Weston family merchant and shipbuilding firm was established before the Revolution by Ezra Weston I. In time, it became Duxbury’s largest business and dominated local affairs. The firm dramatically expanded when son Ezra Weston II (who resided in the “King Caesar House”- See Photo) took the helm. Weston vessels traded around the world, shipped record-breaking cargoes, and were renowned for their superior construction. Browne will go beyond the old mythology, analyzing the Weston firm’s business patterns. He will describe the key factors to King Caesar’s success and humanize a fascinating figure of local legend.

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Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
6:30 pm

Organizer

Duxbury Rural & Historical Society
Phone:
781-934-6106
Email:
clalonde@duxburyhistory.org
Website:
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Venue

Drew Archival Library
147 St. George Street
Duxbury, MA
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