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Provincetown History Snippet: World War I

Provincetown History Snippet: World War I

A contingent of anti-submarine boats was stationed at the Provincetown Naval Base for the duration of the First World War—to the very vocal distress of townspeople, who complained that the submarine activity was interfering with the weir fishing going on in the...

Provincetown History Snippet: Gosnold and Cape Cod

Provincetown History Snippet: Gosnold and Cape Cod

On May 15, 1602, English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold dropped anchor in a broad harbor he called “Shoal Hope,” meaning “shallow harbor”; we call it Provincetown. (Ironically, it’s one of the world’s deepest natural harbors; what did Gosnold know?) While he and four...

Provincetown History Snippet: The Maine Sea Captain’s Artist Son

Provincetown History Snippet: The Maine Sea Captain’s Artist Son

Charles W. Hawthorne was the son of a Maine sea captain who arrived in Provincetown in 1899 after studying painting in New York; he was attracted to the light. Living here was cheaper than New York: fishermen’s wives and widows were renting rooms and sheds for minimal...

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