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U.S. Life Saving Station, Rockport, in Living Color, 1905

Here is a colorized version of a card I previously posted in black and white, showing the life saving station at Gap Cove in Rockport. Both cards are from The Rotograph Company in New York and bear a 1905 copyright … Continue reading

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Gap Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1915

This view is looking from Straitsmouth Point across Gap Cove, with the Twin Lights of Thacher Island in the distance. The Straitsmouth Inn would have been a bit farther down the road to the left. The two shed-like buildings were … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Gap Head and Straitsmouth, 1888

This 1888 photograph is described as a view of Rockport Point with Straitsmouth Island in the background. This point is more commonly known as Gap Head or Straitsmouth Point. What is remarkable about this view is that it is before … Continue reading

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Live Saving Station, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

The U.S. Live Saving Station on Gap Cove in Rockport was built in 1889 and remains there today, now a private residence. Originally named the Gap Cove Station, the name was changed to Straitsmouth Station on July 1, 1902. It … Continue reading

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Panorama, Straitsmouth, Rockport, Mass., circa 1912

Here is a bird’s-eye view looking down Marmion Way towards Gap Head, Straitsmouth Island and Gap Cove. To the left, on Gap Head, you see the old Straitsmouth Inn. Beyond the inn is Straitsmouth Island, where you can make out … Continue reading

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U.S. Life Saving Station, Rockport, Mass., 1905

This 1905 picture shows the life saving station that remains at Gap Cove to this day. According to a U.S. Coast Guard history, the station was built in 1889 to replace a station built at Davis Neck in 1874. It … Continue reading

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