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Ice-Covered Rockport Harbor, c. 1935-1955

Here’s one I found on the Web, showing an ice-covered Rockport harbor. In the background, you can see the old bowling alley near the foot of Bearskin Neck. The photograph was taken by photographer Arthur Griffin sometime between 1935 and … Continue reading

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Freezer and Cold Storage Building of the Interstate Fish Corporation, 1918

In 1918, George W. Perkins — described in news reports as a “prominent fish magnate” — constructed this freezer and cold storage building on T-Wharf in Rockport. Perkins had scouted locations along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts before settling … Continue reading

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Sailors Resting on the Wharf, Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

Sailors line the north side of T-Wharf as a small number of curious onlookers watch them. Behind them, a two-masted schooner is docked at the wharf, but I doubt the schooner had any relation to these sailors. More likely, the … Continue reading

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Rockport Then and Now — Motif No. 1

Here is another “then and now” image created by my son, Ben Ambrogi, by fusing a scene from an old postcard with the same scene as it looks today. For another “then and now” image, see Rockport Then and Now … Continue reading

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The Wharf (T-Wharf), Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

In this postcard, the wooden structure you see on T-Wharf is the coal pocket where coal was once stored there. Just to the right of the wharf, a shuttle boat is approaching with a uniformed sailor standing in the bow, … Continue reading

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The Wharf, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

This postcard shows Rockport harbor, with its two fishing shacks — the closest the famous Motif No. 1 — and the breakwater in the background. This is a colorized version of a black-and-white card I posted previously. Both are from … Continue reading

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Surf at Headlands, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here is a beautiful postcard showing the view from The Headlands — the granite dome on the southeast side of the mouth of Rockport harbor — looking northwest across Sandy Bay towards Pigeon Cove. This postcard was printed by The … Continue reading

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