Shore Road photos
This is a photo of the beginning of the Shore Road in the late 1800s. Wyer G. Sargent’s property was on the right and the grist mill was on the left.
In the 1800s, and in the years since, the Shore Road has been the site of many businesses. These included ship-building, a fish wharf, a boarding house, a salt-making business, a clam factory, sail making, wharfs for schooners and, later, steamships, and varied businesses catering to the boating public. Today there few remnants of all this activity.
The small building on the left at the curve in the Shore Road was where they stored the dynamite and other explosives used in the granite quarries or for other uses in the area. It was said that Wyer G. Sargent put it there so it wouldn’t damage his store or house if it blew up.
The powder house can be seen in the foreground. The houses on the distance, right to left, are Wyer Sargent’s, now Annie Conaway’s, Lydia Gower’s house before the carriage house became a residence, and the Keeman home, now Robert and Rada Starkey’s.
Shore Road showing the turn at Pleasant Cove. In addition to shore buildings straight ahead one can see the boarding house on the right through the trees.
In this photo George Grindal’s son Ernest who lived for years in “Snug Harbor” is driving the “jigger” owned by W. G. Sargent and Son.
The Shore Road is in the foreground.