Ogunquit Heritage Museum is proud to announce their tour of the cove taking you back to the turn of the last century and before. Learn about some of Ogunquit’s illustrious teahouses, The Dan Sing Fan and the Whistling Oyster, and their storied histories. Some of the restaurants are highlighted and what their structures were before they became a restaurant. Barnacle Billy’s was Ansel Hutchins fish shack before 1908 when Hamilton Easter Field bought it to build a garage and a forum for his Thursday night talks.
The Cove was the center for two schools of art — Hamilton Easter Field’sSummer School of Graphic Art opened in 1911 and Charles Woodbury’sWoodbury School of Drawing and Painting, opened in 1898. These schools and the artists changed the trajectory of Ogunquit.
The many fishermen and their quirky personalities are brought to life in fun anecdotes.
Get information on the many bridges over the years and the various dredgings of the cove.Did you know as a result of the second dredging there was a gold rush?The tour offers many insights into the history of Perkins Cove, and is accompanied by a brochure showing 19 wonderful vintage photographs.