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Motif No. 1 and the Fish Boat, 1934

Motif No. 1, Rockport, 1934 Alice M. Curtis/©/Fredrik D. Bodin Motif No. 1 is the most famous fish shack in the world, constructed around the time of the American Civil War (exact year uncertain). Initially used for storing fishing gear, … Continue reading

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Saint Anthony’s-by-the-Sea

Saint Anthony’s Chapel, 1930 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin Saint Anthony’s Chapel was consecrated in 1925 and designed by renowned architect Edward T. P. Graham (1872–1964). Graham was considered the “dean of Boston architects,” and recognized for his mediaeval style Roman … Continue reading

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Plum Cove, Gloucester

Plum Cove Sunset, circa 1930 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin I’ve been saving this photograph for a year. It reminds me of Easter sunrise services I have attended, even though this is a sunset. It must have been chilly that … Continue reading

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Spring Outing at Cressys Beach, 1914

Cressys Beach, 1914 Alice M. Curtis/@Fredrik D. Bodin Spring has arrived, and  spring photos are in order. In this photograph, a school outing is underway at Cressys Beach. Young boys in ties and girls in long dresses and bonnets bask … Continue reading

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The Stone Sloop Albert Baldwin

Stone Sloop Albert Baldwin, 1934 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin I’ve been waiting fruitlessly for a Nor’easter snowstorm to post a winter photograph. It looks like tomorrow’s little storm could be my last opportunity, so I’m taking it. This is … Continue reading

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The Hotel on Pavilion Beach from Fred Bodin

The Pavilion Hotel, Gloucester, circa 1880 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin The Pavilion Hotel, built in 1849, was Gloucester’s first true resort hotel. It was located between Stacy Boulevard and Fort Square, on the edge of downtown. The Gloucester Telegraph … Continue reading

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Dog Bar Breakwater

Dog Bar Breakwater, circa 1906 (note lack of rip rap on the ocean side on right) Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin Dog Bar Breakwater extends nearly half a mile from the tip of Eastern Point across the entrance to Gloucester … Continue reading

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Cape Ann – a Farming Town

Goose Cove, circa 1890 Charle E. Dennison/ ©Fredrik D. Bodin Gloucester and Rockport have historically produced nearly everything they needed: Ships, anchors, tools, rope, lumber, granite, fish, produce, and milk. Our first farm was established in 1658 by James Babson, and was located … Continue reading

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The Castle on Salt Island

 Castle on Salt Island, 1919 Alice M. Curtis/ @Fredrik D. Bodin I encounter locals, and even Brier Neck residents whose homes overlook Salt Island, who don’t know about the castle that was situated there. Here’s the story: In the fall of … Continue reading

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