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Map of Land’s End, Rockport, Mass., circa 1885

Here is a circa 1885 map showing the Land’s End section of Rockport, from Loblolly Cove on the left to Pebble Beach on the right. In the center of the map is the Turk’s Head Inn and winding along the … Continue reading

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Thatcher Light, Thatcher’s Island of Cape Ann, Mass., c. 1905

This postcard has an undivided back, which indicates it was produced sometime between 1901 and 1907. It shows the famous Twin Lights of Thacher Island. This card was published by The Metropolitan News Co., Boston, Mass., and printed in Germany.

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Haskell’s Camp and Loblolly, Rockport, Mass., c. 1925

I went driving around one day trying to find this view. As best as I can tell, this appears to be on Penzance Road, just about where it intersects with Eden Road. That is Loblolly Cove just beyond the cars, … Continue reading

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The Twin Lights, Thatchers Island, Rockport, Mass., c. 1910

Here is a view of the Twin Lights on Thacher Island, taken from the Rockport shoreline. The postcard is postmarked 1911, so the picture is likely to be at least a year older, if not even more. The postcard was … Continue reading

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Rockport, Mass., Thatcher’s Island, 1906

Like many old postcards of Thacher Island, this one misspells the name as “Thatcher’s.” This card is postmarked Sept. 3, 1906. It was published by the Hugh C. Leighton Co., Portland, Maine, and printed in Frankfort, Germany. For more about … Continue reading

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Thatchers Eastern Light, near Gloucester, Mass., 1910

Apart from identifying this as a lighthouse, the caption of this postcard gets none of its facts straight. This, of course, is one of the famous Twin Lights, located on Thacher Island, not “Thatchers.” It is generally referred to as … Continue reading

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