Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Original Cape Hedge Inn and Annex, Rockport, Mass., 1953

This is the original Cape Hedge Inn, at the very end of South Street, just above Cape Hedge beach. (A different hotel, a bit further up South Street, uses that name now.) This postcard was published by Virginia Cleaves Little. … Continue reading

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Haskell’s Camp and Loblolly, Rockport, Mass., c. 1925

I went driving around one day trying to find this view. As best as I can tell, this appears to be on Penzance Road, just about where it intersects with Eden Road. That is Loblolly Cove just beyond the cars, … Continue reading

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The Harbor, The Headlands and Straitsmouth Point, c. 1920

In the nearly 90-plus years since this picture was taken, little has changed. Different boats were moored there then, there is no light on the end of the jetty, and close inspection would no doubt reveal changes in the houses … Continue reading

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Fleet and Breakwater from Hill, Rockport, c. 1907

The caption of this card, “Fleet & Breakwater from Hill, Rockport, Mass.,” is barely legible, printed in white in the lower left corner. I have another version of this card with the same photo and from the same publisher, but … Continue reading

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Gloucester 250th Anniversary Memorial Arch, 1892

For the celebration of its 250th anniversary in 1892, Gloucester erected this memorial arch adjacent to the former town hall, now the American Legion building, on Washington St. The original plan called for two such arches, one on Dale Avenue … 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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