THE STORY of the PAQUACHUCK
THE PAQUACHUCK INN IS A TREASURE INTACT FROM THE WHALING AND SHIP BUILDING ERA which made Westport Point prosperous in the early 1800s. Built by the Cory family in 1827, of hand-hewn timbers and local stone, the Cory store served for many years as ships chandler, sail loft, post office, customs house and general store. The whaleship Kate Cory was built on this site and launched from the adjoining wharf in 1856.
In the early 1950s the building was purchased by George and Millie Reis. It was christened “Paquachuck”, an Indian word meaning “cleared hill”, by neighbor Susanne Paull, and operated as an inn and restaurant for twenty years. In the late 1980s it was reopened as a bed & breakfast, continuing its tradition of service to the local community. The Paquachuck Inn is located on Westport’s busy Town Dock, home to an active commercial fishing community with a long, rich sea faring tradition.
Though quiet and peaceful, it is never dull down on the Point. This riverside location and our own small dock and landing permits guests to arrive by car or by boat, and make it an ideal destination for sports fishermen as well as sailors and weary travelers, as it always has.
The Main Road itself is an historic district, and the Paquachuck Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We are pleased to reopen the Paquachuck Inn, as a bed and breakfast for the community of Westport. We hope to recapture its place as a center for town activities, offering rooms to guests and providing space for your family gatherings, private parties, wedding events and a private, intimate setting for corporate seminars and meetings.
This movie explores the history of Westport Point, MA, the site of the Paquachuck Inn.