Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Monday, April 9, 2012

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


For all you skeptics out there, this is a white horse that lives in White Horse Beach.*

Low tide.

A summer cottage.

Spring - forsythia in bloom.

And magnolia blossoms - another sure sign of spring.

And the light on Bartlett Pond lingers later and later with each passing day, hinting at the warmth of summer to come.

*According to a Wicked Local Plymouth story, in 1998 The Boston Globe wrote this in reply to a Plymouth reader: "According to Frank Gallant's geographic book, "A Place Called Peculiar," White Horse Beach was named for an incident in 1778. Local legend says that a young woman named Helen met her death after riding a white horse into the surf one August night either as a suicide or while, searching for her lover, Roland Doane. His ship, the privateer General Arnold, had gone aground and broken up in Plymouth Bay. She had nursed him back to health, but her father, a doctor, disapproved and had run the sailor off his land. Helen's ghost reportedly sometimes appears on the granite boulder called White Horse Rock."

4 comments:

  1. Hi Joe,
    My Name Is George W Wood I am 75 years young and was born in Plymouth, and lived on taylor ave White Horse Beech as a Child. The whit horse now in someone's yard was once in the wsindow of the White Horse Beech Hotel, across the street from the rock. I have a poem written by Timothy Otis Pain and published by E.H. Emerson who owned the Emerson beech Post office just up the street from the hotel next to a bowling ally now the post office.

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    1. George, Thanks for your comment. What a great piece of history - thank you for sharing it.

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  2. What was Helen's last name? I would love to see a painting or photograph of her & her horse.

    Grew up on that beach & at my Grampy's home during summers while he was with us. WHB is my special place. Love it so much..
    Erin

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    1. Thanks for commenting. Sorry, but I don't know Helen's name.

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