August: Gloucester Harbor

Light has been rebuilt many times

The August Mystery Harbor is Gloucester Harbor in Gloucester, Mass. The shot was taken looking at the end of Dog Bar Breakwater and Dog Bar Light on Eastern Point. The breakwater is 2,200 feet long and was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers from 1894 to 1905. The light was constructed in 1905 and has been rebuilt many times since. I cruise past here frequently.

Rand Peck
Amherst, N.H.

It’s a frequent destination

The photo is of the end of the breakwater at Eastern Point Light in Gloucester Harbor. Lighthouse Cove is visible in the background. I recognized the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater. Gloucester Harbor is typically a weekly destination for the family and our 32’ Carver sedan, Miss Julie. Every weekend, we travel from her berth at Hatter’s Point Marina on the Merrimack (in Amesbury) to either Sandy Point on Plum Island, or the Annisquam River. Whenever we come into Gloucester Harbor [the Annisquam connects Annisquam Harbor, to the north, with Gloucester Harbor, to the south], the mini lighthouse is there, welcoming us back.

Dave Timmons
Methuen, Mass.


Outer harbor can be rolly

It’s Gloucester Harbor. The Eastern Point Yacht Club in the background is one of our favorite weekend destinations sailing from Hull, Mass. We love to walk the breakwater, swim in the beautiful saltwater pool, and have cocktails on the porch. Gloucester is a fascinating port and a good time. If you grab a mooring from EPYC, which is in one of the outer harbors, be prepared to roll around all night long.

Jacqueline Llewellyn
Hull, Mass.

It’s home to a great yacht club

This is recognizable as Eastern Point entering Gloucester’s outer harbors. The lighthouse on the jetty point is a giveaway. We’ve visited here often, and Eastern Point Yacht Club is a welcoming club. It’s a great place to stop when cruising to Maine and back.

Bob Miller
East Hampton, N.Y.