1981Halibut Point became a state park.Government and Public Service, Location and Setting, State Government, Parks & Recreation

Halibut Point State Park Dedication, Governor Edward J. King in the foreground, November 25, 1981. James Mahoney, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 12318
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The 52-acre parcel that included a quarry was joined to the adjacent 12.5-acre property owned by the Trustees of the Reservations. The Trustees, the Department of Environmental Management, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Town of Rockport developed a plan for the site.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Planners investigate future of historic Halibut Point." April 29, 1981.
Gloucester Daily Times. "Planners investigate future of historic Halibut Point." April 29, 1981.
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