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Rainbow over Ten Pound Island Lighthouse with
Eastern Point on the far shore.

IN 1845 CHARLES FOX HOVEY, a wealthy merchant, purchased a high bluff overlooking Gloucester Harbor and proceeded to erect an elegant Tuscan villa. The similarities between Cape Ann and Tuscany had inspired Mr. Hovey. Besides the same latitude these sites share extraordinary natural beauty, a climate tempered by ocean currents and the glowing peachy-amber light that creates a Mecca for artists.

This property is a portrait of a time when new American tycoons created stunning private homes to display their wealth and good taste.

Across Hovey House's panoramic view of the harbor, boats of every description glide like swans as guests sip breakfast coffee on the awning covered verandah.

Did you see "The Perfect Storm"? You may recall George Clooney at the helm of the "Andrea Gale" as she set out on that fateful voyage, musing, "There's nothing like heading out on a fishing voyage, past Ten Pound Island and the lighthouse, with Gloucester Harbor receding behind." That's our view!

All the pictures on this page were taken from the grounds of the Hovey House.


Boats line up for the Blessing of the Fleet
during Gloucester's Annual St. Peter's Fiesta.

The Mayflower II and a schooner in Gloucester's outer harbor.

The above picture, taken by Peter Van Ness from a boat in the harbor, shows
Hovey House's spectacular location overlooking
the famour Gloucester Harbor and Leonard Craske's "Man at the Wheel" statue.

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