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Rockport Granite Photos: Granite Pier or Bay View?

These are two prints of photographs taken by Herman W. Spooner of workers at the Rockport Granite Co. The photographs are undated but were most likely taken between 1900 and 1910. The question is where they were taken — Granite … Continue reading

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Granite Delivery and Wharf, Rockport, Mass., c. 1909

This postcard shows two separate wharves where granite was loaded onto schooners for shipment to places near and far. In the foreground is the present-day Granite Pier, then the wharf of the Rockport Granite Co. Behind it is the wharf … Continue reading

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Granite Pier, Rockport, Mass., circa 1907

This is the first early-1900s postcard I’ve seen that refers to the Rockport Granite Company pier by the name Granite Pier. Although that is what we call it today, I had not previously found any references from that era that … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Co. Steamer Wilhelmina Loading Stone, c. 1912

The caption says that this is the Steamer Wilhelmina and that it is taking on granite bound for Key West, Florida. The steamer is tied up along what today is known as Granite Pier. The small building in the center … Continue reading

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Granite Delivery and Wharf, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

Here is a view of two three-masted schooners being loaded with granite. The scene is what we now know as Granite Pier and which was then the pier of the Rockport Granite Co. Compare this postcard with this other one (also … Continue reading

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The Loading Dock (Granite Pier), Rockport, Mass., 1908

This postcard provides a view of the level of industry that once dominated Granite Pier in Rockport. Now primarily used to launch and moor recreational boats and some lobster boats, Granite Pier was once the primary point of transit for … Continue reading

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Stone Bridge, Rockport Granite Co., c. 1906

As I noted in an earlier post, the Rockport Granite Company built this 65-f00t arched bridge in 1872. It took just 11 weeks to build and, at the time, was one of the largest bridges in the state. The view … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Co. Wharf, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

Here is a view of what is now called Granite Pier when it was still in active use by the Rockport Granite Company, which operated from 1865 to 1933. This postcard is not dated. It appears to come from the … Continue reading

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