1837The Breakwater in Sandy Bay was lengthened.Economy and Industry, Infrastructure, Maritime & Fishing Industry

A request of the Gloucester selectmen to call a meeting to discuss lengthening the breakwater, 1838. Courtesy of Gloucester City Archives, CC12, Box 49, FF B
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An old fort was taken down and the stone was used to lengthen the breakwater.

Swan, Marshall Wilbur Stephen. Town on Sandy Bay: A History of Rockport, Massachusetts. Published for the Town History Committee by Phoenix Pub, 1980. p. 103 Gloucester City Archives, CC12, Box 49, FF B
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