Thanks for the alert on the action in the Merrimack. It was just the motivation I needed to steer my Saturday with the wife to Newburyport.
Dave - she does fish. Yet, while stripers actively feed when the water temp hits 52 degrees my wife starts to fish when the water hits 60 degrees (and the wind is not too blustery). She is a lovely fair weather creature!
The salvage place is Vermont Salvage and the website is:
Dig around on the site for their phone number. They are right along 293 in downtown Manch.