Doc and the boat captain at the Rockport Harbor after our return from Thacher Island.
The red fishing shack in the background is one of the most painted buildings in the area. It was originally used to store fishing gear and now represents the town's love for the fishing community. It was so loved that when a snow storm on February 6,1978, destroyed the building the town rebuilt it. Many of the local artists have painted this building known as "Motif Number One" and the building has forever become a symbol of the towns link to fishing and the sea.
In 1933, an exact scale replica of Motif Number One was loaded on a truck chassis and driven to Chicago and enter in the American Legion Convention parade. It was so well done that it beat out 199 other floats from around the country and won first place!