With winds whipping at 40 mph+ I headed out for a ride around the cape looking for surf. What I ended up with was a few things abandoned! The first thing that caught my eye was the quarry walls in Rockport. The quarries dot Cape Ann, some as this one now used as the Town of Rockport water supply. The sun was starting to peek through the clouds and the colors were awesome. Later I headed over to Pigeon Cove to check out any wave action on the breakwater but with open access to the old Cape Ann Tool Company, I couldn't resist snooping around. Large forge hammers made engine blocks for many WWII Army tanks. Due to the sound of the hammers in operation, the locals dubbed it "The Boom Boom Factory"! The buildings has been sitting idle for 15-20 years while many proposals of it's use has been in dispute. While I was there the sounds of loose corrugated steel panels slamming in the wind gave the place a ghost like feel!
Living on the edge!
Lobster boats sit idle!
Abandoned Merc outboard!
Hard Hat Area!
Cape Ann Tool Company!
Nothing but memories!
More from inside!
Old truck cab!
Door and radiator!
Base of the smoke stack!
Crumbling sea wall!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!