Strong, powerful waves crash against a set of large rocks placed on the scenic coast of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. As waves collide against the rocks of the shoreline, a thin, white trail of sea-foam is left behind on the sand. Along the ocean horizon, a tall figure is visible in the distance and appears to be the Annisquam Lighthouse.
Cape Ann is a prominent, rocky cape that lies on the coast of Massachusetts. The region is comprised of four areas known as Essex, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Gloucester, which is arguably the most well-known of the four locations. The name of the cape was chosen by King Charles, who wished to the name the area after his mother, Queen Anne. Unfortunately, the quality of the land in Cape Ann was not suitable for farming, and so the first group of settlers quickly left the region in the 1620s. However, many returned in the 1640s and chose to make use of the area's seaside resources instead.
From the collection of Fred Bodin of Gloucester MA. Fred was a long time resident and well-known photographer of Gloucester and had one of the best private collections of New England nautical photographs in private hands. Fred was a photojournalist having graduated with this degree from Syracuse University and worked for Yankee Magazine. Fred passed away in 2016 and HIP purchased his collection from his estate.