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The Old Castle in Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts. Built in 1711.

Knowlton’s Corner by Alfred Wiggin

Alfred Wiggin was an itinerant artist who settled in Rockport in the 1840s. Primarily a portrait artist, Wiggin also captured several wonderful scenes from 19th century Rockport, including a beautifully detailed representation of the town’s bustling granite industry at Knowlton’s Corner at Granite and Beach Street. The museum also holds several of Wiggin’s portraits from the same era.

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Collage by Kathleen Valentine from the collection of the Sandy Bay Historical Society.