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As the demand for its high-grade granite grew during the Industrial Revolution, the quarries of Rockport became a major source of the stone.

A distinctive form of sloop was even developed to transport the granite to parts far and wide until the second decade of the 20th century.

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Samuel de Champlain named the peninsula "Cap Aux Isles" in 1605, and his expedition may have landed there briefly.The town remained dry for many years until 2005, when it was voted that alcohol could be served at restaurants, but liquor stores are still illegal. Designed by Aldro Hibbard and Anthony Thieme, with participation by the RAA, Board of Trade and townspeople "from high to low", the float was commissioned in June, completed by the end of September, and driven in daylight only, from Rockport to Chicago, in less than a week.On October 3, 1933, among 200 floats, it won first place in the historic float competition.A red fishing shack on Bradley Wharf in Rockport, known popularly as "Motif Number 1", has for years been one of the most famous sites on Cape Ann as the subject of hundreds of paintings and photographs, and is visited by aspiring artists & tourists alike from all over the world.Rockport is the home of the Rockport Art Association.