3d Cliff links, photos, miscellaneous

For On a Cliff: A History of Third Cliff in Scituate, Massachusetts

Talks about Third Cliff, click here

About the author, click here.

Third Cliff and Rivermoor in Scituate, my old website with historical information and photos

Continuation sheet for Form B for 141 Driftway, Scituate. A recent example of my documentation work. You can find the Form B for this fascinating old house in the MACRIS database.

"Rivermoor, the early years. 1900-1918." A Google map with layers showing growth of housing. Click here.


Video interview (two parts) with residents, Oct. 2001

Video 1: https://youtu.be/aYfaYpQruxI

Video 2: https://youtu.be/B_g_udgWv0w

Eagle on tree at southern point of Third Cliff. Courtesy of Jackie Braga,


Ernest Hodgson, American pioneer of portable houses, had a portable house on Third Cliff.

See chapter 12 of the book, and this short video with Hodgson's grandson,
"Discovering Hidden Treasures on Cape Cod: Hodgson Houses," here.

IMG_20211201_0015-detail, Sand - Gravel operations from 3d Cliff point.jpg

Can you guess what this is?

Detail of family photo, courtesy of Don Corey, taken about 1975 from southern point of Third Cliff. View of Colman Hills, with Boston Sand & Gravel operations at docks along brook leading to North River, at high tide. Conveyor belt (shown in center of photo) brought sand from Colman Hills over the Driftway to barges waiting at company docks. See additional images in chapter 2 of the book.

"... remembering how the big freshwater bottomless pond on the BSG site was a big attraction even for a town blessed with many beaches. People would either rinse off the salt water off of them or spend the day in the much calmer waters of the pond."

     -- Francis Murphy, 1/1/22 email, former resident of Second Cliff, Third Cliff, and Minot Beach

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