The antique capital of America


COLD IT IS
TED: SILENT MARSHES, FROZEN
FIELDS. THIS MAY NOT SEEM LIKE THE MOST
HAPPENIN PLACE, BUT LOOK AGAIN. NEXT-DOOR TO GLOUCESTER AND
ROCKPORT, ESSEX ENTICES NATURE
LOVERS AS WELL AS DISCERNING
ANTEATERS RELISHING A GOOD HUN
— ANTEATERS – ANTIQUERS
RELISHING A GOOD HUN>>SOME GREAT THINGS LANDED
HERE. I WANTED TO OPEN. TE THAT IS ALSO THE CASE WIT
THE WIDE ARRAY OF RESTAURANTS. ON OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
AND THEY OFFER ALL KINDS OF NEW
ENGLAND FAIR AND — FARE AND
SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE ESSEX
RIVER. STEPS AWAY, THE SHIPBUILDING
MUSEUM
IT TELLS THE STORY OF THEIR
BIGGEST CLAIM TO SHAME — CLAIM
TO FAME, WHEN THIS BAND 350
YEARS. IT IS THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF
WOODEN WHOLE VESSELS IN AMERICA. — HUL VESSELS IN AMERICA. I WENT TO ESSEX AND LOOKED AT
THE SHOPS. YOU WILL NOT FIND SHOPS LIKE
THIS. UPSCALE SHOPS. TE THE SHOP IS MUCH A
FIXTURE AS THE OWNE HIMSELF. THERE IS FURNITURE JEWELRY,
DISHWARE, AND ALL KINDS OF
THINGS. TREASURE HUNTERS SHOULD BE
CAREFUL WHERE THEY STEPPED. A LIFELONG COLLECTOR, HE WAS A
SPECIAL ED TEACHER FOR 17 YEA
BEFORE BUYING THE PROPERTY AND
BEGAN ABSORBING ANTIQUES. HOW MANY ITEMS ARE THERE?>>LITTLE THINGS, 100,000. BIGGER, THOUSAND RANGE
TED: DOWN THE STREET, A
DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE AT SPINDLER
ANTIQUES. 17TH CENTURY TO 20TH CENTURY. EUROPEAN, ENGLISH AMERICAN. TE ANDREW SPINDLER W
PURSUING A DOCTORATE WHEN HE
DECIDED HE DID NOT WANT TO BE A
PROFESSOR.>>I HAVE ALWA BEEN VISUAL AND
CREATIVE AND IT WAS A WAY TO
COMBINE ALL OF THE PASSIONS. IT IS REALLY HARD WORK. TE ELEGANT FURNITURE AND
ARTWORK ARE THE HALLMARKS,
INCLUDING THESE PRINTS BY A
GLOUCESTER BASED ART GUILD. THEY WERE ACTIVE FROM 1941 TO
1969. THEY WERE STARTED BY FAMOUS
CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITER AND
ILLUSTRATOR. SHE WROTE THE LITTLE HOUSE AND
KATIE IN THE BIG SNOW. TE SUMMER IS HIGH SEASON BUT
HIS BUSINESS IS JUST AS ACTIVE
IN THE WINTER.>>PEOPLE, AND GO FOR A WALK AND
EXPLORE THE SHOTS. — THE SHOPS. THE OCEAN VIEWS ARE JUST AS
BEAUTIFUL IN THE WINTER. TE ALSO OPEN YEAR-ROUND, THE
30 ACRE RESERVATION. DAVE RIVER IS WITH THE ESSEX
COUN GREENBELT ASSOCIATION,-
WHICH OWNS THE PROPERTY.ON,-
IT IS A SALT MARSH FARM
ORIGINALLY SETTLED IN THE 1600S
AND WAS FARMED FOR THE NEXT 300 YEARS UNTIL IT WAS OWNED BY ALAN
COX. TED: ALAN COX DONATED TH LAND
TO THE GREENBELT ASSOCIATION IN
THE 1970’S. THIS IS CALLED CLAM HOUSE
LANDING. IT STARTED WITH NATIVE AMERICANS
IN COLONIAL TIMES AND WAS USED
AS A LANDING PLACE. ESSEX IS WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR
SOFTSHELL CLAMS. COX RESERVATION AND THE GREAT
MARSH ARE WONDERFUL TO VISIT ALL
SEASON OF THE YEAR, WHETHER A
WARM CUP O CHOWDER OR TO WALK A
DOG OR TAKE STROLL, IS
PICTURESQUE AND BEAUTIFUL AND THERE IS PLENTY TO D

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