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An Outing to Thacher Island, 1906

Hard to say whether this serious-looking group is enjoying what must have been a day trip to Thacher Island. It looks like they might have just finished lunch, as there seems to be some sort of pot on the ground … Continue reading

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Famous Twin Lights, Thatcher’s Island, 1905

This beautiful image of the Twin Lights on Thachers Island bears the inscription, “Copyright 1905, Martha H. Harvey, Annisquam.” I have another of Harvey’s images in a postcard from 1897 showing the Annisquam River. Note that the postcard also references … Continue reading

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At Paradise Cliff, Rockport, Mass., c. 1910

This real-photo postcard shows the view from Paradise Cliff along Eden Road in Rockport. In the distance is Thacher Island and its twin lighthouses, while a schooner passes between the island and the shore. As I explained in an earlier … Continue reading

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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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Cape Ann Light, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

This postcard offers a somewhat unusual view of the Twin Lights of Thacher Island. Closest of the two is the southern lighthouse, which today is owned by the town of Rockport. The chimney sticking up just to the left of … Continue reading

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Thatcher Island Lights from Turk’s Head Inn Piazza, c. 1918

As I’ve previously noted, the Turk’s Head Inn was long considered Rockport’s grandest hotel. No doubt, this view was part of its appeal. According to the caption, this picture is form the inn’s piazza, looking out over Loblolly Cove towards … 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. ┬áNow, here is another … Continue reading

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