1841The breakwater in Pigeon Cove was destroyed in a storm.Economy and Industry, Infrastructure, Maritime & Fishing Industry

This map documents an early survey of potential breakwater sites at Sandy Bay off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Hartman Bache, Sandy-Bay, Mass., 1829, Map, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection, Boston Public Library, https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/wd376312f
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An October gale demolished the breakwater and fourteen of the sixteen vessels owned at Pigeon Cove.

Essex Institute, David F. Hayes. "The Role of the Finnish Immigrant in the History of Lanesville, Massachusetts, 1870-1957." V. 95, 1959.
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