Little Harbor originally known as First Harbor

April 17, 2016

Little Harbor originally known as First Harbor

The true beauty and fury of the Atlantic Ocean are known only by the rugged individuals who have made their living from the sea. In the seventy-five years from the American Revolution to the middle of the nineteenth century, Marblehead, Massachusetts, experienced a golden age of fishing. For the next fifty years, the industry struggled, but from 1900 until the end of the twentieth century, one small anchorage made itself proud. From boat building to sail design, Little Harbor known as First Harbor produced creative men whose innovations helped shape marine history. Marblehead’s First Harbor:: The Rich History of a Small Fishing Port written by Hugh Peabody Bishop and Brenda Bishop Booma tells the story through the eyes of a Marblehead fisherman, drawn uncontrollably by his love for the sea. Today, the pristine waters of Little Harbor protected by Trustees of Reservation owned Crowninshield Island and Priest Island provide a mecca for human powered water sports, kayaking and kayak fishing. Little Harbor is located in Old Town surrounded by Fort Sewell, Burial Hill and Peaches Point. 15 miles north of Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts, Little Harbor and Old Town Marblehead are population destinations for Boston day-trips and attract visitors from around the globe.

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