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


  • 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.


  • 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!


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


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