Tag Archives: Loblolly Cove

A 1939 News Article About Haskell’s Camp and the Origin of the Name ‘Loblolly’

As I explained in a separate post, Cindy Haskell is a descendant of the family that operated Haskell’s Camp at Loblolly Cove in the early 1900s. She sent me the following newspaper article from 1939, which she transcribed from what … Continue reading

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A Shore Dinner at Haskell’s Camp, circa 1910

At the head of Loblolly Cove, just about where Eden Road and Penzance Road intersect, there was once a rough and rustic lobster shack known as Haskell’s Camp. It was a popular spot among tourists and once it even hosted … Continue reading

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Thatcher Island Lights from Turk’s Head Inn Piazza, c. 1918

As I’ve previously noted, the Turk’s Head Inn was long considered Rockport’s grandest hotel. No doubt, this view was part of its appeal. According to the caption, this picture is form the inn’s piazza, looking out over Loblolly Cove towards … 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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Found on the Web: Loblolly Cove and the Twin Lights, c. 1890

This photograph from the early 1890s shows the twin lighthouses of Thacher Island, with Loblolly Cove in the foreground. It would have been taken from somewhere above where Eden Road runs today. According to this 1885 map of the area, … Continue reading

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Three Views of Eden Road and Loblolly Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here are three views of Eden Road and Loblolly Cove. The three came to me as a set. No publisher or date is identified, but the markings on the front and rear, not to mention the views, make clear that … Continue reading

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Haskell’s Camp, c. 1920 — And A Special Guest Post!

[Note: What follows is a guest post written by Kimberly Hanson. Haskell's Camp at Loblolly Cove was run by her husband's great grandfather. After I first posted a view of Haskell's Camp, Kimberly posted a comment about her family's ties. … Continue reading

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Map of Land’s End, Rockport, Mass., circa 1885

Here is a circa 1885 map showing the Land’s End section of Rockport, from Loblolly Cove on the left to Pebble Beach on the right. In the center of the map is the Turk’s Head Inn and winding along the … Continue reading

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Haskell’s Camp and Loblolly, Rockport, Mass., c. 1925

I went driving around one day trying to find this view. As best as I can tell, this appears to be on Penzance Road, just about where it intersects with Eden Road. That is Loblolly Cove just beyond the cars, … Continue reading

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