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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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Two U.S. Navy Sailors in Rockport, 1907

This is a real-photo postcard of two U.S. Navy sailors visiting Rockport in 1907. The card is signed by Arthur F. Duggan, who identifies himself as the sailor on the right. He indicates that he is from the battleship U.S.S. … Continue reading

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North Atlantic Squadron in Bay, Rockport, Mass., 1906

Above you see both the postcard and the original photograph on which it was based. The view looks out over White Wharf at the U.S. Navy’s North Atlantic Squadron, which was a regular summer visitor to Rockport for many years. … Continue reading

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All Aboard for the Ballgame, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

Rockport native Merry Seppala has graciously allowed me to scan some of her old postcards and photographs, which I’ll be posting from time to time here over the coming weeks. She has several one-of-a-kind photos, so stay tuned. This postcard … Continue reading

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Motif No. 1, Off for the Battleship, Rockport, Mass., circa 1934

On this Memorial Day, here is a view of sailors departing from T-Wharf to return to their ship. I’ve posted other views of sailors arriving and departing — such as this from around 1907 and this also from 1907 — … Continue reading

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All Aboard for the War Ships, Rockport, Mass., circa 1907

As I’ve noted in several earlier posts, the annual summer visits to Rockport of the U.S. Navy’s North Atlantic Fleet were always a major event, with officers and sailors coming ashore for celebrations of every sort. But the visits were … Continue reading

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