Welcome to Rockport
That's about all that remains of this industrial history, however. A century ago, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Fitz Henry Lane and other acclaimed artists came to Rockport's rugged shores, inspired by the hearty fisherfolk who wrested a hard-won but satisfying living from the sea. Today Rockport earns a crust from the tourists who come to look at the artists. The artists themselves have long since given up looking for hearty fisherfolk because the descendants of the fishers are all running boutiques and B&Bs.