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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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View from Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

Last August, I put up a postcard showing a tennis court looking out towards Straitsmouth Island. I speculated that the tennis court was part of the old Straitsmouth Inn, on Gap Head Road off Marmion Way.  Now, here is another … Continue reading

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Live Saving Station, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

The U.S. Live Saving Station on Gap Cove in Rockport was built in 1889 and remains there today, now a private residence. Originally named the Gap Cove Station, the name was changed to Straitsmouth Station on July 1, 1902. It … Continue reading

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A Tennis Court View of Straitsmouth Island, circa 1919

I have to assume that this tennis court, with its clear and proximate view of Straitsmouth Island, was part of the old Straitsmouth Inn, out on Gap Head Road, off Marmion Way. But then I went down there and tried … Continue reading

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View of Straitsmouth Island, Rockport, Mass., circa 1914

In this unusual view, Straitsmouth Island and its lighthouse stand off in the distance, with a ship about to pass them by. If anyone has any idea of from where this was taken, I’d love to hear it. The perspective … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Defenders ‘Weetamoe’ and ‘Vanitie’ off Straitsmouth, 1932

In 1930, for the first time in America’s Cup competition, a universal rule was adopted for the design of eligible yachts, the J class. These J Class yachts had a waterline length of between 75 to 87 feet. Only 10 … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Island and Lighthouse, Rockport, Mass., 1905

Note the misspelling of Straitsmouth as “Straithmouth” on this 1905 postcard from the Rotograph Co. of New York City. That aside, this is a beautiful and serene view of the island and lighthouse. Compare this view of the lighthouse with this 1895 … Continue reading

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