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...Welcome to Brant Rock, Green Harbor and Ocean Bluff in beautiful South Coastal Marshfield. A mostly nostalgic look at three seacoast villages.....ENJOY YOUR VISIT!...
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Painting by Bill Lane - click on photo to see more

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POSTMARK 1943

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Welcome to Brant Rock, Green Harbor and Ocean Bluff in beautiful Marshfield, Massachusetts. Enjoy the photos and postcards, say hello in the guestbook or join the discussion forum! Don't miss the history page and check out the links and restaurant menus! Enjoy your visit.......

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Winslow Homer - "Woman on the Beach" - Marshfield - 1874
In the late 1860s and early 1870s, Winslow Homer appears to have visited his aunt and uncle who owned a home in Marshfield on more than one occasion. He appears to have liked the beach and used it in both oil and watercolor paintings started between 1872 and 1875. This watercolor features one of the figures seen in a larger painting entitled On the Beach, Three are Company but Two are None.
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Marshfield's hidden treasure: Irish heritage

MARSHFIELD, Mass. Boston
may get most of the attention as a haven for the Irish, but a small coastal town on the South Shore has the real bragging rights when it comes to Hibernians.

According to U-S Census Bureau figures, Marshfield is the most Irish town of the most Irish state in the nation.

While Boston is always thought of as the hub of Irish heritage, the city is only 16 percent Irish. In Marshfield, just about half of the residents claim Irish heritage.

The percentage Irish across Plymouth County is just over 31 percent -- the highest in Massachusetts, which leads the U-S with about one-quarter of residents claiming Irish heritage.

Yet despite its Irish tendencies, the town has no Irish pubs and no St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press.
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Storm Photo by Jackster 2006

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Early 1900s Photo of Brant Rock

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Postmark 1905

GREEN HARBOR is both a harbor and a village. The Green Harbor River separates  Brant Rock from Green Harbor. At one time a canal was dredged from the mouth of the river to Duxbury Harbor that is  now called the Cut River. The village was once destroyed by a great fire. To the south of Green Harbor lies Duxbury Beach which is connected to mainland Duxbury by the Powder Point Bridge. The Myles Standish Monument is clearly visible from  most points in Green Harbor. Inland sits the village of Cedarcrest which hosted a popular summer camp for many years.

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Green Harbor, MA - Captain's Log

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Postmark 1914
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Fun at Green Harbor Beach! - 1948
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BRANT ROCK is named after the large rock that protrudes from the shore now connected by a stone jetty. It was originally an island separated by "marshfields" and was connected to the west when the dyke road was built. The Esplanade connects the dyke road to the island and still often floods during a storm. The first transatlantic radio transmission was sent from Brant Rock. It was once the home to several fine hotels and still hosts some very fine restaurants and a sandy beach. Fishing off of Brant Rock remains a favorite pastime.

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Postmark 1961

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OCEAN BLUFF - lies north of Brant Rock and has miles of sandy beach along the open ocean known as Sunrise Beach. It is difficult to know where Ocean Bluff , Fieldston and Rexhame begin and end. Ocean Bluff provides the northern route along the sea to Brant Rock.  Ocean bluff was once the home to many fine estates had a gambling casino! The Great Fire of April 21, 1941 started near the junction of Plymouth Ave and Ocean Street in Fieldston and continued on to Samoset Ave in Ocean Bluff destroying 446 homes, 12 stores, two hotels/casinos and the Post Office.

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Postmark - 1915
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