After Gloucester, during the same day, I was determined also to visit Rockport, another small town not so far.
Despite the nightmare of weather, despite I was completely socked I got another train to arrive there.
It was definitely better then Gloucester, and far more a tourist place for rich people with a Cottage on the Ocean’s rocks.
By the beginning of the 19th century, the first granite quarries were developed, and by the 1830s, Rockport granite was being shipped to cities and towns throughout the East Coast of the United States.
As the demand for its granite grew during the Industrial Revolution, the quarries of Rockport became a major source of the stone.
For many years, there were a large number of residents of Scandinavian descent, dating from the days when Finns and Swedes with stone working expertise made up a large part of the workforce at the quarries.
Rockport, today, still thrived as an artists colony which began years earlier due to its rocky ocean beaches, its quaint fishing shacks, a harbor filled with small, colorful fishing boats. A red fishing shack has for years been one of the most famous sites on Cape Ann, subject of hundreds of paintings and photos, then as it became well known.
Definetely I could have done better photos in Rockport but it was already a miracle to be able to open the camera few minutes without get it wet.
- the images have been realized using a digital SLR Canon 450D, wait to load completely the page before click on the photos, be aware that it can take several seconds -
- Rockport pictures / USA – portfolio © www.artphotoasia.net -