Tag Archives: Rockport Harbor

The Old Stone Wharves, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925

These two postcards show the exact same scene and come from the same publisher, but there are subtle differences between them. In particular, note the clouds — they are vastly different in the two views. The probable reason for this … Continue reading

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Outward Bound, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

Here is a sloop setting sail from Rockport Harbor around 1908. The postcard is postmarked Jul 20, 1908. It was published by The Rotograph Co., New York City, and printed in Germany. To the left you see the breakwater that … Continue reading

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Inner Harbor, Rockport, Real Photo Postcard, circa 1910

This real photo postcard is interesting not only for its view of the harbor, but also for its view of Bearskin Neck. As you can see, the ocean end of the Neck was relatively clear of buildings, compared to how … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: View of Rockport Harbor, 1882

I have so far generally restricted this blog to postcards from my own collection. However, in the course of surfing the Web for research, I often come across historical images of Rockport posted elsewhere. Rather than keep these finds to … Continue reading

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Motif No. 1, Off for the Battleship, Rockport, Mass., circa 1934

On this Memorial Day, here is a view of sailors departing from T-Wharf to return to their ship. I’ve posted other views of sailors arriving and departing — such as this from around 1907 and this also from 1907 — … Continue reading

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All Aboard for the War Ships, Rockport, Mass., circa 1907

As I’ve noted in several earlier posts, the annual summer visits to Rockport of the U.S. Navy’s North Atlantic Fleet were always a major event, with officers and sailors coming ashore for celebrations of every sort. But the visits were … Continue reading

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Harbor, Breakwater & Fleet, Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

Here is a circa 1906 view of T-Wharf and Motif No. 1 beyond it. The wooden structure on T-Wharf is the coal pocket where coal was stored. It was later replaced by a cold storage building. T-Wharf was built in … Continue reading

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Elevated View of the Town, Harbor and Bearskin Neck, c. 1920

In this view of Rockport, you can see the cold storage building that stood on T-Wharf from 1919 to 1923. (See this post for more information on that building and another view of it.) You can also see Motif No. … Continue reading

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Three ‘Fishermen’ of Cape Ann at the Old Wharf, Rockport, Mass., c. 1942

Note that the fishing shack you see here is not the famed Motif No. 1. Rather, it is the very similar shack that stood on the wharf now known as Tuna Wharf. You can see the two wharves with the … Continue reading

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Mending the Nets, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

In this spot today, on the harbor side of Bearskin Neck, you’re more likely to see lobster pots than fishing nets. But the scene has not otherwise changed all that much. This postcard was published by the Rockport Photo Bureau. … Continue reading

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