1884The Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors began a study proposing a continuous breakwater.Economy and Industry, Infrastructure, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Courtesy of Sandy Bay Historical Society, Sandy Bay Breakwater, Box 1
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The proposal was for a continuous breakwater 9,000 feet long divided into two branches that would make Rockport a “Harbor of Refuge” and a major port between Boston and Portland. Although the granite would have been provided locally, the project was deemed too expensive and was never completed.

Sandy Bay Historical Society, Sandy Bay Breakwater
Courtesy of Sandy Bay Historical Society, Sandy Bay Breakwater, Box 1
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