Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2007, 08:12 PM   #29
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
lewster's Avatar
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,309
Originally Posted by Chuck
"newburyport turnpike"....(route 1 between topsfield and NBPT.)

"PlumIsland Turnpike".
Hey, I lived in Newburyport for 2 years. Nice place, except for those New England winters

Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 08:34 PM   #30
Rivet Master
flyfisher's Avatar
2004 30' Classic
Field and Stream , PA & MT
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 819
Originally Posted by SilverRanger
After about 3 hours on I-476 last week, I wholeheartedly agree. When we finally got to the toll gate, I was hoping they would slip me a ten dollar bill and apologize. On the way back, we took a detour through Lancaster via Rt. 30. Compared to I-476, the driving was actually enjoyable.
After living in Lancaster County, PA for almost 40 years, you're the first person that I've ever heard say that the driving on Rt. 30 was even relatively enjoyable.

And for your prize from being the first, you're hereby awarded 2 more days of enjoyable driving on Rt. 30. . (A long trip in the PA Turnpike goes to the second place winner, and 3 roundtrips in the Lincoln Tunnel is the prize for coming in third.)


flyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 10:04 PM   #31
Rivet Master

2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,450
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 55
You're all wrong!

Hi, a "Turnpike" was a 1957 Mercury. AKA "Turnpike Cruiser" many were used as cop cars, thus chargeing a toll.

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2007, 07:11 AM   #32
Chuck's Avatar

1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,546
Images: 260
Originally Posted by lewster
Hey, I lived in Newburyport for 2 years. Nice place, except for those New England winters
No Kidding!?! I was born there...grew up there. still live nearby.
Wbcci: 3752
'73 Safari 23'
'00 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 QC
Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 05:56 AM   #33
Rivet Master
yukionna's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Originally Posted by Chuck
"newburyport turnpike"....(route 1 between topsfield and NBPT.)

"PlumIsland Turnpike".
I did some research on those turnpikes and they both were toll roads in their earlier years:

In the late 18th and early 19th century in Massachuseets, turnpikes, as opposed to ordinary roads of the same time, are roads where gates barred travelers from continuing and at which payments were demanded for the use of the road. The privilege of building and operating turnpikes was conferred by the state legislature to "turnpike corporations". Turnpikes were constructed using private capital, were privately owned, and were operated for revenue from toll collection.

The Newburyport Turnpike was a toll road in the 1800's. The toll was removed in 1853.

There was a reference to the Plum Island Turnpike as a toll road but I couldn't find further information on when the toll was lifted.

WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EZ Pass and double tolls HowieE Off Topic Forum 18 05-12-2006 08:21 PM
Ohio Turnpike Cedars On The Road... 0 10-03-2004 11:04 AM
Pennsylvania Turnpike Pahaska On The Road... 22 03-07-2004 11:02 PM
darwins theory of camping! john hd Off Topic Forum 20 03-11-2003 04:36 PM
Control Panel Indicators niftypkg Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 8 08-09-2002 03:24 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.