Monthly Archives: April 2012

Building Breakwater, Pigeon Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

[Important update and correction: I got this wrong. This does not show construction of the Sandy Bay breakwater. Rather, it is the breakwater at Folly Cove. At least I was close in the year — this picture was most likely … Continue reading

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The Congregational Church, Rockport, Mass., circa 1911

The First Congregational Church, also known as “The Old Sloop,” has stood in the center of Rockport since 1805. It has had a colorful history, as I’ve written about before and as is described in more detail on the church’s … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Island and Lighthouse, Rockport, Mass., 1905

Note theĀ misspellingĀ of Straitsmouth as “Straithmouth” on this 1905 postcard from the Rotograph Co. of New York City. That aside, this is a beautiful and serene view of the island and lighthouse. Compare this view of the lighthouse with this 1895 … Continue reading

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