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Life Saving Station and Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., c. 1915

Even though the Life Saving Station and the Straitsmouth Inn were nearby each other on Rockport’s Gap Head, it is rare to see them together in the same postcard. This view looks across Gap Cove from along Marmion Way, and … Continue reading

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U.S. Life Saving Station, Rockport, in Living Color, 1905

Here is a colorized version of a card I previously posted in black and white, showing the life saving station at Gap Cove in Rockport. Both cards are from The Rotograph Company in New York and bear a 1905 copyright … Continue reading

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Gap Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1915

This view is looking from Straitsmouth Point across Gap Cove, with the Twin Lights of Thacher Island in the distance. The Straitsmouth Inn would have been a bit farther down the road to the left. The two shed-like buildings were … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Gap Head and Straitsmouth, 1888

This 1888 photograph is described as a view of Rockport Point with Straitsmouth Island in the background. This point is more commonly known as Gap Head or Straitsmouth Point. What is remarkable about this view is that it is before … Continue reading

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Old Cape Ann Sloop Sailing Through the Gap, circa 1925

This postcard shows a “Cape Ann sloop” sailing through the gap between Straitsmouth Island and Gap Head. The Straitsmouth Island lighthouse is visible in the background. The postcard was published by Rockport Photo Bureau and printed by The Albertype Co., … Continue reading

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