New – US chart of Rockport Harbor, MA

This chart is a 1902 edition of a chart which was first published in 1859.  It is one of a series of charts completed for the most comprehensive  survey of the US coast since the British lost control of the colonies in 1784.

The chart includes a great deal of hydrographic information which will undoubtedly be of interest to the modern-day sailor.  A good deal of land relief is include along with detail of individual houses, buildings and land division. 

By the way, here are some photographs of the town as it is today (at last – an excuse to bore the whole world with my holiday snaps!!), which qualifies as one of the prettiest places on the eastern seaboard. 

Out of interest – well to me anyway – is that Rockport was one of the last places in Massachusetts to allow alcohol.  Even today there are no pubs or bars (that I could find), although it is possible to drink with a meal.  I stayed in Newburyport that night..

This chart will be published in full on the Heritage Charts web-site: shortly.

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