1900Dorcas Foster opened a summer boarding house popular with artists.Location and Setting, Tourism

The Rockaway Hotel, East Gloucester, Mass., n.d., Sawyer Free Library, NOBLE Digital Heritage, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/s/gloucester/item/4531
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Foster’s father, William Rackliffe, along with his brother Geroge bought the land at the southern end of Rocky Neck from the Wonson family in 1850. Later, the boarding house became the Rockaway Hotel and by 1900 it was filled with prominent artists who summered in Gloucester.

“Rockaway Hotel Site.” Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail, 16 Jan. 2019, http://trail.rockyneckartcolony.org/index.php/rockaway-hotel-site/.
Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 13091
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