Annisquam's location on Cape Ann
Annisquam is a small waterfront neighborhood in the city of Gloucester, on the North Shore of Massachusetts. It is a few miles across Cape Ann from downtown Gloucester.
History [ edit ]
The name "Annisquam" comes from an
Algonquian term meaning "top of the rock, containing <wanashque>, "on top of", and <-ompsk>, "rock". The first [1 ] European settlement in Annisquam was established in 1631. In the late 19th-century, it was home to both granite quarrying and an artist colony, which attracted painters including George Loftus Noyes and Margaret Fitzhugh Browne.
Annisquam is primarily a residential neighborhood. Its only businesses include a
restaurant and marina, a small hotel, a real estate company, a library and the Annisquam Yacht Club, founded in 1896. Because of its small size, historic architecture and secluded geography, Annisquam remains a popular summer resort.
At the mouth of the
Annisquam River on Ipswich Bay is Annisquam Harbor Light, perhaps the village's most historic edifice. The lighthouse has been in the same spot since 1801, having undergone significant repairs in 1850.
The movie Good Son was shooting there. Macaulay Culkin acted in this movie.
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Coordinates: 42°39′30″N 70°40′38″W / 42.65833°N 70.67722°W