Captain Pardon Cook of Westport

The best-known citizen of Westport is Paul Cuffe, a master mariner with African and Indian roots who rose to prominence as a captain, ship-builder, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for civil rights and school integration. Less well known is Pardon Cook, also an accomplished master mariner from Westport, who commanded more whaling voyages than any other […]

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Now and Then at Hix Bridge

The recent Now picture was taken at the top of the boat ramp at Hix Bridge. You will note the house on the right in the background on Drift Rd appears in both the Then and Now photos. The cape to the south of the first house in the Then photo is blocked by trees […]

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Photo Album

This collection of photo albums contains images of Horseneck Beach, East Beach, Main Road, and other areas of Westport MA, 1900 – 1940s. Surfside on East Beach   Saw mill on Sanford Road, Westport MA     An old uncovered shipwreck on Baker’s Beach, 1931. John W. Duffy Jr, left, Paul Duffy, right.   Unidentified […]

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The Seasider

A remarkably short-lived newspaper, March 1947 to August 1947, also remarkably costly at 25 cents per issue! Articles focus on concerns about traffic jams on Main Road, the dump at Horseneck Beach, and development of “Horseneck Village” by the Horseneck Beach Development Co. Plans for Horseneck included “leveling the dunes to make cottage sites and […]

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