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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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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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Outward Bound, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

Here is a sloop setting sail from Rockport Harbor around 1908. The postcard is postmarked Jul 20, 1908. It was published by The Rotograph Co., New York City, and printed in Germany. To the left you see the breakwater that … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., 1905

Here is a beautiful view of Front Beach in Rockport published by the Rotograph Co. in 1905. Except for the absence of the gazebo that now stands on the rocks in the upper left of the picture, this scene is … Continue reading

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The New Oakdene, Pigeon Cove, Mass., 1905

The New Oakdene was a hotel on Phillips Avenue in Pigeon Cove operated by Mrs. J.J. Dean. An advertisement in a 1903 magazine described the New Oakdene as “built and furnished new 1900; all modern improvements.” It also said the … Continue reading

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Halibut Point, Pigeon Cove, Mass., 1905

This postcard needs no explanation. Besides the small sailboat in the center of the picture, note the sails of a larger schooner in the background, just over Halibut Point. The postcard shows a copyright date of 1905. It was published … Continue reading

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