Thursday, November 22, 2018

Photographing Plymouth Harbor

Plymouth Harbor photo by mbgphoto

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of Review This.  Today's post is a bit of history and photography from the site of the first Thanksgiving.

Plymouth Massachusetts is a delightful harbor town on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. It is located 40 miles south of Boston.  I'd like to share some of my photos of the harbor with you but first let's review a bit of the history of this historic town.  

History of Plymouth

The colony of Plymouth (first called Plimouth) was established in late 1620 when the Mayflower landed in this area on the shores of Cape Cod Bay.  These early settlers from England were called Pilgrims and had embarked on the new country to escape the religious beliefs of the Church of England.  

They landed in Cape Cod in December and were not prepared to handle the harsh New England winters.  Their first year was very rough and they survived with the help of friendly Indians.  After surviving the first year they had a celebration to thank God for protecting them during the first year.  This celebration is considered the First Thanksgiving Feast.

Photograph of Plymouth Harbor Today

As I walked along this historic harbor I was struck by all the little everyday features of this small town.  Yes, there are the tourist attractions like Plymouth Rock (really only a rock engraved with 1620) and other sites of interest throughout the town, but I wanted to concentrate my photography on the features of the harbor and the docks.

Here are a few of the photos the depict the harbor on the June afternoon when I visited.  It includes a replica paddleboat for tourists along with items that represent the lobster trade that is popular today.

paddleboat in Plymouth Harbor photo by mbgphoto

rocking chairs in Plymouth Harbor photo by mbgphoto

dock in Plymouth Harbor photo by mbgphoto

unique deck chairs in Plymouth Harbor photo by mbgphoto

lobster statue in Plymouth Harbor photo by mbgphoto

boating in Plymouth Harbor photo by mbgphoto

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  1. Plymouth is definitely an appropriate place to "visit" or revisit on Thanksgiving Day! As always, your photos are beautiful and clear. I laughed out loud when I got to the picture of the lobster. A great way to start the day. Happy Thanksgiving Mary Beth, and to all of our staff and readers. May you all be greatly blessed!

  2. So nice to see the historical Plymouth Harbor on Thanksgiving Day. Your photography is so crisp and clear and beautifully captured. You are very gifted and I'd like to say thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures you have captured with us! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. What an appropriate tie-in with Thanksgiving! I have been to Plimoth Plantation, and I've seen and photographed the Mayflower replica and Plymouth Rock. I didn't see much else in the harbor. I'd like to revisit Plymouth when I have more time to spend if I ever get the opportunity. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. The perfect place to visit via your wonderful photos for this Thanksgiving holiday time. Thanks, Mary Beth, for sharing this lovely spot with us.

  5. Such a gorgeous spot. Your photos are lovely as usual. Visiting an area and thinking about all that came before and how it shaped today is fascinating and a passion of mine. It's like traveling through time.

  6. Beautiful. I could sit there all day. It reminds me of a favorite spot on Ocean City... but on a bigger scale. Thank you for the tour.


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