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Thatchers Twin Lights, From Turks Head Inn, c. 1910

This undated postcard shows a view of the Twin Lights of Thacher Island as seen from the Turk’s Head Inn, which formerly stood at the location of the present-day Cape Hedge Inn. The inn was originally constructed in 1888 or … Continue reading

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Family Photos of Long Beach in 1920 and 1936

Dave Matthews is a marketing, mergers and acquisitions consultant in Stowe, Vt., who has seen five generations of his family spend a portion of their summers on Long Beach, which straddles the Rockport/Gloucester line. Dave generously sent along these photos … 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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Clifford House, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1912

The longer I write this blog, the more I learn that seemingly every house in Rockport has a story to tell. The Clifford House — which still stands at 182 Granite St. in Pigeon Cove — is no exception. What … Continue reading

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The Stone Fireplace, Straitsmouth Inn, circa 1925

The Straitsmouth Inn stood on the tip of Gap Head, also known as Straitsmouth Point, from 1906 to 1958, when it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve. I’ve posted other views of the exterior of the inn, but … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1912

Here is a real-photo postcard view of the Straitsmouth Inn, which stood on the tip of Gap head from 1906 until it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve in 1958. For another view of the inn, see this … Continue reading

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Turks Head Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

As I’ve noted before, the Turk’s Head Inn was long considered Rockport’s finest resort. It stood at the location of the present-day Cape Hedge Inn, at the intersection of South Street and Thatcher Road in the area of town known … Continue reading

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