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Beverly is a beautiful seaside community located on Massachusetts’ North Shore. With miles of coastline, public parks and beaches and lots of open space, Beverly is rightly called “The Garden City.” Originally part of Salem and the Naumkeag Territory, the area was first settled in 1626. The town was the birthplace of the armed schooner Hannah, the first ship commissioned for the US military, so Beverly calls itself the “Birthplace of America’s Navy.” Beverly is also called the “Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution,” as the site of the first cotton mill in America (1787). Coastal Byway Miles: 6.1