In the early 20th Century, Samuel Goodhue operated a canoe rental business on the Ipswich River at the end of Peatfield St in the area known as Pole Alley.

At the turn of the 20th Century, Samuel Goodhue operated a canoe rental business along the Ipswich River at the end of Peatfield St.

Goodhue's pier is long-gone, but the location is still a popular spot for launching kayaks.
Goodhue’s pier is long gone, but the the white house above the pier building still stands, and the location is a public boat launch.
Photo by George Dexter, around the turn of the 20th Century.
The location of Goodhue's pier is shown on the 1910 Ipswich map.
The location of Goodhue’s pier is shown on the 1910 Ipswich map.
The former location of Goodhue's pier and present day canoe landing.
The former location of Goodhue’s pier and present day canoe landing.

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