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U.S. Life Saving Station, Rockport, in Living Color, 1905

Here is a colorized version of a card I previously posted in black and white, showing the life saving station at Gap Cove in Rockport. Both cards are from The Rotograph Company in New York and bear a 1905 copyright … Continue reading

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Gap Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1915

This view is looking from Straitsmouth Point across Gap Cove, with the Twin Lights of Thacher Island in the distance. The Straitsmouth Inn would have been a bit farther down the road to the left. The two shed-like buildings were … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Gap Head and Straitsmouth, 1888

This 1888 photograph is described as a view of Rockport Point with Straitsmouth Island in the background. This point is more commonly known as Gap Head or Straitsmouth Point. What is remarkable about this view is that it is before … Continue reading

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The Stone Fireplace, Straitsmouth Inn, circa 1925

The Straitsmouth Inn stood on the tip of Gap Head, also known as Straitsmouth Point, from 1906 to 1958, when it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve. I’ve posted other views of the exterior of the inn, but … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Point, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925

This postcard, with its beautiful view of Straitsmouth Island and lighthouse, is unique. I have over 100 postcards that were published by the Rockport Photo Bureau. Yet this is the first I’ve seen that used colorization. The colors are subtle … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Visitors to Straitsmouth Light, 1913

From the archives of Harvard University comes this 1914 view of Straitsmouth Light on Straitsmouth Island off the coast off Rockport. The women in the picture are from the Radcliffe College class of 1914. No explanation is provided as to … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1912

Here is a real-photo postcard view of the Straitsmouth Inn, which stood on the tip of Gap head from 1906 until it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve in 1958. For another view of the inn, see this … Continue reading

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View from Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

Last August, I put up a postcard showing a tennis court looking out towards Straitsmouth Island. I speculated that the tennis court was part of the old Straitsmouth Inn, on Gap Head Road off Marmion Way.  Now, here is another … Continue reading

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Live Saving Station, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

The U.S. Live Saving Station on Gap Cove in Rockport was built in 1889 and remains there today, now a private residence. Originally named the Gap Cove Station, the name was changed to Straitsmouth Station on July 1, 1902. It … Continue reading

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A Tennis Court View of Straitsmouth Island, circa 1919

I have to assume that this tennis court, with its clear and proximate view of Straitsmouth Island, was part of the old Straitsmouth Inn, out on Gap Head Road, off Marmion Way. But then I went down there and tried … Continue reading

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