Carlton, Norwood & Co. built the magnificent four-masted bark FREDERICK BILLINGS at Rockport in 1885, and Capt. Isaac W. Sherman,
Marine salvage expert Capt. John I. Snow of Rockland had charge of moving the Thomas McCobb House, a 40’ x 45’ Federal-style house 85 miles by water from Phippsburg, Maine
Schooners used to winter in Rockport in the 1890s, and one of them appears from her coating of ice to have sunk
A hillside location allows gravity to help in moving blocks of ice downward
A narrow-gauge railroad ran between quarry and kiln for transporting limerock to the waterfront where it was heated over a wood fir
The original name of 150-acre Mirror Lake, at the southern base of Mt. Hosmer, was Oyster River Pond; the Oyster River rises in the lake and flows into the St. George’s River in Warren.
Witham’s Lobster Pounds was once a stable, probably a private one owned by a large estate nearby and possibly “Roxmont”, now the home of Down East Magazine.
Waiting Station, Oakland Park, Me This picture shows the waiting station at Oakland Park in Rockport for the Rockland, Thomaston and Camden railway or trolley system that ran from 1892 to 1931.