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Recorded History, Valuations, and "Cow Rights"
Evening, Pigeon Cove , engraving by Kruseman Van Elten, 1873 1 Permanent settlement of Cape Ann centering on the most
arable land where the Rte 128 rotary now sits led to the incorporation of
Gloucester in 1642. Distributions of common land slowly grew and ...
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Recorded History
Until the separate incorporation of Rockport in 1840 Halibut
Point had for two hundred years formed the northern tip Gloucester on Cape Ann.
Paths of inquiry for the early settlement and affairs of Halibut Point
therefore lie in records pertaining to the To...
Recorded History
Recorded History
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Tuxedo Birds
Razorbills "Any alcids?" comes the greeting from someone arriving
with spotting scope and Downeast parka at the Halibut Point parking lot as
you're trundling back from the shore with reddened cheeks, mittens, tripod and
telephoto lens. It's partly an inform...
Tuxedo Birds
Tuxedo Birds
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Shoreline Chic
The reliable spectacle of Harlequin Ducks makes Halibut
Point a destination for sightseers with binoculars. We're the southernmost accessible
point to admire their ornamentation and endurance. Birdwatchers come from near
and far to see Harlequins. The Harle...
Shoreline Chic
Shoreline Chic
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Shoreline Chic
The reliable spectacle of Harlequin Ducks makes Halibut
Point a destination for sightseers with binoculars. We're the southernmost accessible
point to admire their ornamentation and endurance. Birdwatchers come from near
and far to see Harlequins. The Harle...
Shoreline Chic
Shoreline Chic
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Farewell to Winter
This week we officially transited into Spring. It snowed again
this morning. The temperature has averaged below freezing in recent days, but I
want to muster a bit of affection in a farewell salute to winter. Nature did
provide some beautiful moments. Cream...
Farewell to Winter
Farewell to Winter
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Singing for Spring
Safety Officers at
the head of our street Feeling cabin-bound but with our Lane blocked by fallen
trees and wires Kay and I walked to Halibut Point during the most recent
northeaster. There were also pragmatic reasons to make the trek now. The Babson Farm
Q...
Singing for Spring
Singing for Spring
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Three Scoters and a Scaup
During fall and spring migrations waves of dark-colored
ducks fly past Halibut Point that to the distant or casual eye may appear to be
identical. Most likely they are scoters, three different types in which the
males' distinctive markings help keep the spe...
Three Scoters and a Scaup
Three Scoters and a Scaup
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A Gull's View of Seals
An airborne gull looks opportunistically at seals diving for fish in
the waters around Halibut Point.  Harbor seal On shore seals appear lumpy, unsuited to the submarine chase. Immersion transforms them for sleek sprints in the business
of fishing. In thei...
A Gull's View of Seals
A Gull's View of Seals
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