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A Classic North Shore of Massachusetts Scene

A scenic coastal North Shore scene: Motif #1 Red Fish Shack in Rockport, Mass.
Motif #1, Rockport, Mass.

Article, photo by Eric Hurwitz -- created for VisitingNewEngland.com on 5/31/2022 @newenglandinfo

The North Shore of Massachusetts abounds with classic New England coastal scenes but none, perhaps, so wonderfully familiar as the Motif #1 Red Fish Shack in Rockport, Mass.

A favorite of artists, tourists and locals, Motif #1 stands as one of America's most painted and photographed buildings. The ramshackle look of the building  -- framed by water, boats, lobster traps and other visually delightful seaside elements -- brings one instantly right into the heart of coastal New England.

Motif #1 Red Fish Shack -- Rockport, Mass. -- May 2022
Look at all those lobster traps!

Located at picturesque Bradley Wharf in the heart of downtown Rockport, Motif #1 is actually a replica of a former fishing shack. The original structure was built in 1840 but destroyed in the historic Blizzard of 1978. A building capturing the look of the first structure was created that same year. The look of this famed building looks so old and whethered -- a perfect fit for the historic environs of Rockport.

The famous Red Fish Shack (Motif #1) in Rockport, MA.
Peaceful and scenic.

While Motif #1 is certainly "gaze worthy," please don't put all your seashells in one travel basket as the rest of Rockport is pretty darn special, too. I recently wrote an article on visiting Rockport during the off season that showcases some of the wonderful qualities of this beautiful town. Enjoy this story and know that I have another one in the works, focusing on the tourist season!


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