In the late 1800s, Osterville emerged as a destination. People would arrive by stagecoach and train to stay at the many inns and lodges around this coastal village. West Bay Inn and East Bay Lodge became social gathering spots where people would stay for weeks or months. Churches, family markets, and the library lined Main Street. In 1914, the Crosby family designed a special racing class of boatsthe Wianno Seniors. The Wianno Senior Knockabouts were commissioned by the wealthy families that founded the exclusive clubs Seapuit, Wianno, and Oyster Harbors; Wianno and Oyster Harbors are still known for their golf courses and are enjoyed by residents and visitors today.
About the Author
Jennifer Morgan Williams has a bachelor of arts in English from Wellesley College and a master of arts in journalism from UMass Dartmouth. She is the executive director of the Osterville Historical Museum, where she has collected most of the postcards, in addition to those in her personal collection. She lives in Osterville with her husband, John, and their four children.
Table of Contents
1 The Village 9
2 The Churches 25
3 East Bay Lodge 31
4 West Bay Inn 43
5 Crosby House and More 53
6 The Wianno Yacht Club and Bathing Pavilion 61
7 The Cotocheset House and the Wianno Club 71
8 The Oyster Harbors Club and the Seapuit Club 81
9 The Crosby Boatyards and Boats by the Sea 97
10 Homes Around Osterville 119