1919Fox Films produced a silent film finale on Salt Island.Arts and Culture, Film

Salt Island, Gloucester, Mass., Sawyer Free Library Postcard Collection, NOBLE Digital Heritage, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/s/gloucester/item/4736
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Considered a lost film, Bride 13 was a 15-part serial film where thirteen brides are kidnapped by pirates. For the film, a fake castle of wood and plaster was built on Salt Island. There were mishaps throughout filming, including the loss of the first set to a tornado and the near loss of a stunt man (in costume as a heroine) to a rouge hot air balloon used in the filming. As part of the film, the castle was blown up, though it took multiple attempts.

Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004.
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