The granite quarry at Halibut Point in Rockport, MA was operated from about 1840 to 1920. Now part of a State Park, its reflecting fresh waters blend with the hues of the Atlantic beyond the line of trees. Sailors shouted “Haul About” when they rounded this rocky point on Cape Ann, hence the name “Halibut Point.”
It was a perfect winter afternoon to search for photographs among the reddish granite boulders, fresh snow patches, and blue green waves, under the cobalt blue sky. Halibut Point in Rockport, MA is an elbow of land that juts out from Cape Ann. On a clear day like this one you can see stretches of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire coastlines and even a few islands in Down East Maine.