Gloucester Eastern Point Lighthouse
Gloucester Eastern Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Cape Ann, in northeastern Massachusetts. It stands perched on the rocks, keeping watch over the oldest seaport in America. Since 1616, the harbor has supported fishermen, whalers, and traders. Built in 1890, the current lighthouse stands 36 feet high.
The sun boldly makes its entrance with bright streaks of color, drawing the fishermen out to explore the calm water surrounding the coastal village harbor of Rockport, Massachusetts. The water is so smooth it appears to be a glass mirror beneath the anchored boats.
If you think the seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts looks familiar, even though you have never visited, it is probably one of two reasons. Motif #1 the quaint rustic red fishing shack in the harbor is the “most often-painted building in America.” If you have ever watched the move “The Proposal” the little Alaskan town was actually Rockport.
Motif #1 at Rockport, MA
Rockport, Massachusetts is our absolute favorite New England coastal town. This is the iconic view of Motif #1, a replica of “the most often-painted building in America.” Built in 1840, the original weathered red fishing shack on Bradley Wharf was destroyed in the blizzard of 1978. The exact replica was constructed that same year.
Night Softly Comes Calling
Night tip-toes into the harbor bathing it with soft blues and purple skies. Silence settles on the still water and anchored boats as if they too need a rest from the day. Just a few more seconds as the day takes its last breath before conceding to the night.
Lobster buoys and fish nets decorate the weathered exterior of this quaint fishing shack along the Massachusetts coast.
One of our favorite sea towns is Rockport, Massachusetts. We love strolling through the art shops and taking in the view of this little picturesque harbor. If the gentle ebb and flow of the sea calls to you, then we invite you to sit back and enjoy the view.