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Name Converse Point

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2004.018.009 - Print, Photographic

A Christmas Card on December 25, 1979 from June Converse (Mrs. Parker Converse) with a picture of the Bell Tower on Converse Point in Marion, Mass.

2005.007.003 - Tape, Audio

Interview with Peter Converse covering the following topics: Converse family history Converse Point history Second World War Marion to Bermuda race Marion summer community Peter Converse It is December the 5th, 1995, and this is Christina Kingston speaking with Peter Converse of the Moorings, Converse Road, Marion, MA as part of the Sippican Historical Society's - Oral History Project. Peter Converse: Well, what is now Converse Point began to my knowledge as Charles Neck, which was King Charles of the Indians. The Blakes were the family who bought it and in the early charts and in fact up through the war, it was called Blake's Point. The charts now call it Converse Point. Intervie

Image of 2016.038.012 - Newspaper

2016.038.012 - Newspaper

"Peering into the past" is about The Moorings located at the tip of Converse Point formally called Charles Neck.

Image of 2004.018.001 - postcard

2004.018.001 - postcard

Entrance gate to Converse Point estate of Harry E. Converse, Marion, Mass., about 1900

Image of 2004.018.002 - postcard

2004.018.002 - postcard

The Converse Point estate of Harry E. Converse, Marion, Mass., about 1900

Image of 2004.018.003 - postcard

2004.018.003 - postcard

The original Converse Point estate of Col. Harry E. Converse, Marion, Mass., about 1900. 32 rooms. This house was torn down in 1930's and a new house was built

Image of 2004.018.004 - postcard

2004.018.004 - postcard

The original Converse Point estate and wharf of Col. Harry E. Converse, Marion, Mass., about 1902. 40 rooms. This house was torn down in 1924 and a new house was built for his son, Parker Converse.

Image of 2004.018.005 - postcard

2004.018.005 - postcard

The original Converse Point estate and wharf of Col. Harry E. Converse, Marion, Mass.,in late 1800's. 40 rooms. This house was torn down in 1924 and a new house was built for his son, Parker Converse, and a house was built for Mrs. Butler, daughter of Harry and sister of Parker. This is looking South on Buzzards Bay.

Image of 2005.011.005 - Print, Photographic

2005.011.005 - Print, Photographic

Wisner, John H., Jr. house

Image of 2005.011.125 - Print, Photographic

2005.011.125 - Print, Photographic

Converse Point, the Moorings. Built in 1890's, pulled down and smaller present house built.

Image of 2008.001.046 - Digital photograph

2008.001.046 - Digital photograph

Sippican Harbor & Waterfront - An aerial view of Sippican Harbor from the 1970s. From this perspective, Marion's longtime attractions for mariners of all kinds can be easily appreciated. The protected harbor offers moorings for 1,700 craft-940 of them in the Inner Harbor-plus easy access to fishing and sailing on Buzzards Bay. Much of Marion's 25 miles of coastline is rocky, but several sandy beaches have been created for sunning and swimming. Bird Island, swept on multiple occasions by hurricanes, is visible as only a speck off Butler's Point at left. Ram Island sets astride the mouth of the harbor at center, with Little Island below and to its right. Converse Point, formerly Charles Neck,

Image of 2008.001.225 - Digital photograph

2008.001.225 - Digital photograph

Hurricanes - The house still standing here is at 9 Weanno Street on Converse Point. The piles of debris surrounding the structure suggest that other homes in the area were not so lucky to survive this intact. The tidal surge was estimated to be between twelve and fifteen feet above normal, and winds averaged 60 mph, with substantially higher gusts. Overall, Marion lost 89 buildings, with 187 partially destroyed. The Board of Assessors estimated the replacement value of private property at $2,340,860. Insurance underwriters estimated damage to boats at $100,000. Marion suffered no loss of life in the storm, despite the extent of the calamity. 2nd & 3rd digital photographs - "Hurrican wreck

Image of 2010.023.001 - Print, Photographic

2010.023.001 - Print, Photographic

A color photograph taken of Planting Island and Converse Point taken from Allen's Point.

Image of 2010.023.002 - Print, Photographic

2010.023.002 - Print, Photographic

A color photograph, aerial view, of Allen's Point taken in 1987, identified as # C16.

Image of 2010.023.003 - Print, Photographic

2010.023.003 - Print, Photographic

A color photograph, aerial view. of the inner Sippican harbor showing Ram Island, Little Neck, Meadow Island, Allen's Point, taken in 1987, identified as E5.

Image of 2016.018.001 - Print, Photographic

2016.018.001 - Print, Photographic

A black and white photograph of "The Moorings" which belonged to the Converse family. It was built in the 1890's and torn down in the 1930's.