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Rockport Granite Fountain at Union Station, Washington, D.C., circa 1911

For the Rockport Granite Company, perhaps its proudest achievement was the installation of two massive granite fountains in the plaza at Union Station in Washington, D.C., where they can still be seen today. As you can see from the real-photo … 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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Rockport Granite Co’s Quarry (Flat Ledge), circa 1908

This postcard shows the Rockport Granite Company’s quarry, now known as Flat Ledge Quarry, around 1908. Compare this picture with this one of the same quarry. For other posts about the Rockport Granite Company and its quarries, see here. This … 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 oneĀ (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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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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Rockport Granite Co. Works, Bay View, Mass., c. 1906

We are straying across the border from Rockport into Gloucester for this old view of the Rockport Granite Company’s wharves in Bay View. The site pictured here was in the news just this week, with the Gloucester Times reporting that … Continue reading

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Pigeon Cove Harbor and Sandy Bay, circa 1912

This postcard of Pigeon Cove is not dated. The derrick scow in the center of the photo appears to be the same one shown in an earlier post here putting granite blocks on the Sandy Bay breakwater. That earlier postcard … Continue reading

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