The Trestle Across Little Good Harbor Beach Gloucester

I found this postcard at a little shop in Beverly Farms. The Community Heritage Map, published in 1889, shows the trestle, but not a later map from the 1930′s. I wonder what it was used to transport–people, granite, fish? On the antique map, the trestle is labeled: Gloucester Street Railway on Trestle. It appears as though the trestle ran through what is now the Good Harbor Beach parking lot.

Community Heritage Map #11

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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3 Responses to The Trestle Across Little Good Harbor Beach Gloucester

  1. Fredrik Bodin says:

    NIce post card Kim. I have a few of it myself, and also a few small photo prints of the trolley tracks in the same location. The “street railway” was a trolley, and this one ran from downtown Gloucester to Long Beach. It’s cargo was people who wanted to visit Good Harbor and Long Beach – with its Pavillion and “shore dinners.” It does not appear on my 1884 City Atlas map.

  2. Kim Smith says:

    Thank you Fred for the great information–Pavillion and “shore dinners” sounds so lovely–and now we know it was built sometime between 1884 and 1889!

  3. Great postcard and great Mug Up this morning.. Thank you

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