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The Ruins of Misery Island

The large Island called Misery lying at the top of Salem Sound was once a popular summer resort- it once even had a casino on its premises. Its decline as a resort was caused in large part by a massive … Continue reading

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Highlights of exploring the North Shore by boat

Pictured below, the schooner Thomas E. Lannon on a summer afternoon, as she passes Eastern Point Light at the entrance to Gloucester Harbor: The “North Shore” of Massachusetts Bay is rocky, rough and uneven, but provides some stunning views and … Continue reading

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Cruising around Salem Sound: Baker’s Island Light & Misery Island

Baker’s Island Light, visible while entering Salem sound and heading toward Misery Island: This weekend, I made the hour long ride up to Salem Sound.┬áHaving passed by the area many times on trips to Gloucester, it was about time I … Continue reading

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