Monthly Archives: November 2012

View from Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

Last August, I put up a postcard showing a tennis court looking out towards Straitsmouth Island. I speculated that the tennis court was part of the old Straitsmouth Inn, on Gap Head Road off Marmion Way. ¬†Now, here is another … Continue reading

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Residence of J. F. Reynolds, Paradise Cliff, Rockport, Mass., c. 1908

Earlier this year, I posted a series of three views of Eden Road near Loblolly Cove that referred to Reynolds Rocks. Having never heard the name, I asked readers for information. A reader named Margot explained that Reynolds was the … Continue reading

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‘Surf Song,’ Point du Chene Avenue, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1918

At the time of this picture, Surf Song, located on Point de Chene Avenue in Pigeon Cove, was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic H. Ripley and their daughter Grace. Mr. Ripley was the principal of the Prince … Continue reading

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Kids Winter Clothing Drive this Weekend in Rockport

This weekend, donate your gently used children’s winter clothing at either the Rockport Transfer Station or Ace Hardware in Rockport. Donations will be accepted at the Transfer Station on Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at Ace … Continue reading

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Thacher’s Island, Loblolly and Haskell’s Camp, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

This view of Thacher Island and Loblolly Cove was probably looking out from somewhere in the vicinity of the old Turk’s Head Inn. As the caption says, it also shows Haskell’s Camp, although it is hard to make out here. … Continue reading

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Oak Knoll, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1918

[Update 1/2/13: Thanks to a comment below, I’ve identified the present-day location of the former Oak Knoll. See my updated post with photos of the home as it appears today.] Oak Knoll was a boarding house for summer guests in … Continue reading

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The Northern Lighthouse on Thatcher’s Island, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

Built in 1861, this is one of the twin lighthouses that stand on Thacher Island off the Rockport coast. Today, the north tower shown here is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and maintained by the town of … Continue reading

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