100 year Old Gloucester Postcards From Peter Dorsey

Peter writes-


I have a big box of old postcards, and I realize that a few of them are from Gloucester, Mass.  Perhaps your readers would like to see some of them. I’ll send you a few here. Maybe I can find some more in my big box. I’ll send them from time to time; if you like.  My father was born in a house near the cut in 1919, and his father worked as a scientist for Mr. Hammond (of the castle);so I have a historical attachment to Gloucester.

I always think its amazing to see the changes that occur in just 100 years, and am glad to have the chance to study old pictures and share them when I can.

I really enjoy Good Morning Gloucester!

Peter Dorsey


7 thoughts on “100 year Old Gloucester Postcards From Peter Dorsey

  1. The single story building on the left of the post card is the old Frank Taylor’s garage now owned by Mr. morse. The three story building in the foreground was last used a bowling alley owned by Mr. and Mrs John F. Alexander it burned down in the 1950s. The property is now part of Beacon Marine Basin.
    Anthony Marks


  2. BOWLING ALLEY!!, FLOATING RESTAURANT!! On the working waterfront–how great is that! Thank you Anthony for sharing that information and Peter for sharing the postcard!


  3. Cape anner it could very well be a flake yard as the property was once owned by Gorton’s. In later years it was Robinson Marine Basin untill 1946 when my grandparents bought it and renamed it Beacon Marine Basin.


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