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This seaside picture is taken in Houghs Neck (pronounced Howes Neck). This area, one of Quincy's 3 peninsulas, was a single farm until the late 1800s and then became a cottage community before the highway to Cape Cod was built. At one time it was the flounder fishing capital of the world before the ocean waters became too polluted to sustain the fish stock. Now this densely populated area is considered "God's country" by the locals called "Neckers" who live here year round. The interior blue color of the dinghy caught my eye. The island in the background is Raccoon Island.