East Beach Bathers.
East Beach Bathers. From East Beach looking toward Gooseberry Island. Note the rolling surf line breaking at the bar between Gooseberry Island and Horseneck Point and no causeway. The dark rise on Gooseberry is supposedly a sheep shelter. According to the 1895 map of Westport, the two-story structure at Horseneck Point is Beach View Cottage; the single story structure is the Life Saving Station which still exists on that site. Note the bathing costumes on the women. The lobster trap and small tub suggest the gentlemen had a lobster dinner in mind.