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Portion of Long Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925

Compare this postcard of Long Beach from around 1925 with this one from circa 1936. The coloring and perspective are similar, and both are from the same publisher, E.C. McIntire of Gloucester. In the postcard above, note that there was … Continue reading

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Portion of Long Beach, Gloucester-Rockport, Mass., circa 1936

This late-1930s postcard shows a colorized view of Long Beach, which straddles the Rockport-Gloucester line. Except for the cottages, Long Beach has barely changed from early descriptions of it. Consider this description from the 1873 book,┬áPigeon Cove and Vicinity, by … Continue reading

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Saratoga River, Cape Hedge, Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

In the some-things-never-change category, here, more than a century ago, are four young children playing in the Saratoga Creek, between Cape Hedge Beach and Long Beach, just as children do today. The postcard has an Aug. 24, 1908, postmark. The … Continue reading

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The Pavilion, Long Beach, Gloucester, circa 1910

Long Beach starts in Gloucester and ends in Rockport, and the Long Beach Pavilion was once a popular stop for tourists traveling from one town to the other — provided they were traveling by foot, because Thatcher Road had not … Continue reading

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Shipwreck on Long Beach, Rockport, 1902

On Feb. 28, 1902, during a fierce gale, the British tramp steamer Wilster, headed for Boston with a cargo of 3,000 tons of sugar, ran aground on a ledge near Thacher Island. It soon came free, but then washed ashore … Continue reading

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Long Beach, Cape Ann, Mass., 1905

Here is a beautiful, colorized 1905 view of Long Beach, looking much the same as it does today, except for the Victorian-era attire on the people strolling along the beach. One other difference is that the concrete retaining wall that … Continue reading

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