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The Bowling Alley on Bearskin Neck, c. 1938

A recent posting here show a view across T-Wharf towards Bearskin Neck and the building that once was adjacent to (or part of) Waddell’s boat yard. Someone posted a comment asking if it was true that the building once housed … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Rockport Harbor, 1905

Here is a 1905 view of Rockport harbor, shot from the steeple of the Congregational Church. Click on the image for an enlarged view. I believe this is from the Detroit Publishing Company, many of whose images were reproduced as … Continue reading

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The Old Stone Wharves, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925

These two postcards show the exact same scene and come from the same publisher, but there are subtle differences between them. In particular, note the clouds — they are vastly different in the two views. The probable reason for this … Continue reading

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Inner Harbor, Rockport, Real Photo Postcard, circa 1910

This real photo postcard is interesting not only for its view of the harbor, but also for its view of Bearskin Neck. As you can see, the ocean end of the Neck was relatively clear of buildings, compared to how … Continue reading

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Bearskin Neck, Real Photo Postcard, circa 1920

This is a “real photo” postcard view of Bearskin Neck, looking towards town from near the end. This was not a commercially produced postcard, but one produced directly from a negative with a backing that allowed it to be mailed … 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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Three ‘Fishermen’ of Cape Ann at the Old Wharf, Rockport, Mass., c. 1942

Note that the fishing shack you see here is not the famed Motif No. 1. Rather, it is the very similar shack that stood on the wharf now known as Tuna Wharf. You can see the two wharves with the … Continue reading

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Mending the Nets, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

In this spot today, on the harbor side of Bearskin Neck, you’re more likely to see lobster pots than fishing nets. But the scene has not otherwise changed all that much. This postcard was published by the Rockport Photo Bureau. … Continue reading

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Watching the Launching, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

Here is a companion to the postcard published here earlier this week, The Inner Harbor after the Launching. This time, we see the scene during the launching. Onlookers line the pier beside Motif No. 1 to get a good view. … Continue reading

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The Inner Harbor After the Launching, Rockport, Mass., c. 1920

An earlier post here showed the launching of the “Evelyn and Ralph,” a reminder that shipbuilding was once common on Rockport’s Bearskin Neck. Another postcard showed a ship under construction on the Neck. This postcard, by the Rockport Photo Bureau, … Continue reading

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