Eastern Point


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Eastern Point: A Nautical, Rustical and More or Less Sociable Chronicle of Gloucester’s Outer Shield and Inner Sanctum, 1606-1990

Revised and Updated By Joseph Garland

Published by The History Press © 1999

Hardcover – 538 pages

Gloucester’s Joe Garland descended from a long line of Eastern Pointers. His great-great grandfather, Thomas Niles, bought the entire four hundred acres for $5,000 in 1844, then spent the better part of his life defending it from his neighbors. After Nile’s death, his heirs sold the Point for development as a fashionable address for wealthy summer residents and a varied cast of sailors, artists, public figures, socialites and eccentrics. Hailed by critics, Eastern Point delighted readers for over a quarter century. Now Eastern Point returns as a companion volume to Garland’s The North Shore, which it inspired, revised with two more chapters bringing the story from 1950 to 1990.


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