History photo, Oct. 12

Oct 13, 2017

Friday, Oct. 13, 1972, the Samoset Hotel burns down in Rockport. The hotel had closed in 1969 after struggling financially. It was rebuilt following the fire and the new resort opened Sept. 9, 1974. The photos of the famous fire were taken by Raymond E. Gross and John Hammer of The Courier-Gazette.

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Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Oct 13, 2017 16:27

I remember! Sadly! But rebuilt it was and still a viable resort for the community to enjoy.

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