Monthly Archives: October 2013

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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Halibut Point, Rockport, Mass., circa 1915

The northeast tip of Cape Ann in Rockport is known as Halibut Point. Once the Babson Farm quarry, today it is a state park. On a clear day, the view from Halibut Point extends all the way to Mount Agamenticus … Continue reading

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A 1939 News Article About Haskell’s Camp and the Origin of the Name ‘Loblolly’

As I explained in a separate post, Cindy Haskell is a descendant of the family that operated Haskell’s Camp at Loblolly Cove in the early 1900s. She sent me the following newspaper article from 1939, which she transcribed from what … Continue reading

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A Shore Dinner at Haskell’s Camp, circa 1910

At the head of Loblolly Cove, just about where Eden Road and Penzance Road intersect, there was once a rough and rustic lobster shack known as Haskell’s Camp. It was a popular spot among tourists and once it even hosted … 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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