Monthly Archives: January 2012

Warships Entering Sandy Bay Harbor, Rockport, Mass., c. 1907

I’ve written several times here about the regular summer visits to Rockport of the North Atlantic squadron and of the to-do its arrival caused among the townspeople. While I’ve seen various photos of the fleet anchored off Rockport, I’ve never … Continue reading

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The Witch House in Winter, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1920

In honor of today’s snow, here is a nice winter view of the building known as the Witch House. The house has long been a source of fascination and was the subject of many early 20th Century postcards. (I have … Continue reading

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Harbor, Breakwater & Fleet, Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

Here is a circa 1906 view of T-Wharf and Motif No. 1 beyond it. The wooden structure on T-Wharf is the coal pocket where coal was stored. It was later replaced by a cold storage building. T-Wharf was built in … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Island & Lighthouse, Rockport, Mass., circa 1909

This view of Straitsmouth Island and the Straitsmouth Lighthouse bears a postmark of Jan. 6, 1910. The postcard was published by The Rotograph Co., New York City. Compare this view of Straitsmouth Island with this one and this one.

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Residence of C.W. Seamans, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1912

When C.W. Seamans died in his Pigeon Cove summer home on May 30, 1915, his obituary in the Boston Daily Globe described him as “one of the men chiefly responsible for the universal use of the typewriter.” Seamans started his … Continue reading

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Elevated View of the Town, Harbor and Bearskin Neck, c. 1920

In this view of Rockport, you can see the cold storage building that stood on T-Wharf from 1919 to 1923. (See this post for more information on that building and another view of it.) You can also see Motif No. … Continue reading

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The Granite Shore Hotel, Rockport, Mass., circa 1907

The building that once housed the Granite Shore Hotel still stands at the corner of Main and School Streets in downtown Rockport. I read that part of this building was originally the home of the Rev.¬†Ebenezer Cleaveland, who arrived here … Continue reading

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