Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 Vintage Rockport Year in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 39,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Andrews Point Artists’ Camp, Rockport, Mass., circa 1909

[Note added 1/1/13: Turns out this was not at Andrews Point but was the summer camp of artist John I. Coggeshall in Lanesville. See my updated post here.] The description that accompanied this postcard when I purchased it said that … Continue reading

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Winter Scene on Granite St., Pigeon Cove, circa 1905

This is a real-photo postcard showing Granite Street in Pigeon Cove. At the center of the photograph are the two granite pillars that mark the beginning of Pasture Road. The two pillars, which remain there today, are each inscribed with … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Steel Derrick Quarry, 1906

This is the Upper Pit quarry of the Pigeon Hill Granite Company, which is known today as Steel Derrick quarry. This picture was taken in 1906 for the U.S. Geological Survey. The view looks out over the quarry towards the … Continue reading

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A Gloucester Fishing Schooner, Gloucester, Mass., c. 1905

This postcard shows a two-masted fishing schooner in Gloucester Harbor. Note the schooner’s clipper bow, curving upward from the waterline, and its long bowsprit. The postcard was published by the New England News Company, which was in business from 1904 … Continue reading

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Thatcher Island Lights from Turk’s Head Inn Piazza, c. 1918

As I’ve previously noted, the Turk’s Head Inn was long considered Rockport’s grandest hotel. No doubt, this view was part of its appeal. According to the caption, this picture is form the inn’s piazza, looking out over Loblolly Cove towards … Continue reading

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Docks of Pigeon Hill Granite Co., Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

The Pigeon Hill Granite Co.’s wharf was just north of the present-day Granite Pier (which was the Rockport Granite Co.’s wharf). The location was known as Colburn’s point and is now the location of private homes. The building in the … Continue reading

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