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 in Maine and the Isles of Shoals of the coast of New Hampshire.

No doubt, the man in this postcard was enjoying that very view in this scene from around 1915. The postcard does not identify a publisher or a publication date. It is postmarked Nov. 14, 1916. The note on the reverse side indicates that it snowed a bit that day and was quite cool.

I am not sure what the pole is on the far point. Possibly it is a derrick used to hoist granite blocks onto waiting schooners at either Lanes Cove or Bay View in Gloucester.

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1 Response to Halibut Point, Rockport, Mass., circa 1915

  1. soupy says:

    Folly Point in the distance? there was a quarry there…

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