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Rockport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Town Wharves

 
 
Town Wharves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
1. Town Wharves Marker
Inscription.
Town Wharves
First timber wharf built in 1743 to shelter fishing boats. In 1793 62 vessels of 5 to 10 tons were sighted in Rockport Harbor. From incorporation of Sandy Bay Pier Co. in 1811 wharves were rebuilt and extended of durable granite blocks with open joints to dissipate the action of the waves.
 
Location. 42° 39.52′ N, 70° 36.872′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Street (Massachusetts Route 127A) and Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the entrance of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club at the end of Rockport's T-Wharf. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution (here, next to this marker); Rockport World War I & II Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harvey Park (about 600 feet away); Bear Skin Neck (about 600 feet away); Old Stone Fort (about 800 feet away); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old First Parish Burying Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin Tarr House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockport.
 
Also see . . .
Town Wharves Marker at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
2. Town Wharves Marker at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club
 Sandy Bay Yacht Club. (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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