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Cape Air Celebrates 25 Years
September 12, 2014
When Cape Air employees gather this month for a beach party in Provincetown to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, company founder and CEO Dan Wolf ...
Provincetown's Whaling Heritage
May 28, 2014
The story of American whaling is an epic story of adventure, courage, invention, and global economics. It is a story told, without equal, on the ...
Chatham Bars Inn Turns 100
May 14, 2014
One hundred years ago, the Chatham Bars Inn was known for providing the most luxurious lodging on Cape Cod. Today it still is. That is ...
A Step Back in Time in Downtown Chatham
April 15, 2014
The Chatham Wayside Inn has been a defining presence in downtown Chatham for more than 150 years. The current owners of the historic building are ...
The Cape Cod Canal Celebrates 100 Years
April 11, 2014
There is no more iconic image on Cape Cod than the two bridges crossing the Cape Cod Canal, so it comes as no surprise that ...
Make Memories by Celebrating the Town of Sandwich 375 Anniversary
April 02, 2014
This is the summer that you should visit Sandwich, Cape Cod! The 375 Anniversary of the town will provide you and your family with memories ...
Sandwich 375th Pulls out all the Stops
March 26, 2014
From hot air balloons to parades and performances, the town of Sandwich is celebrating its 375th anniversary in high style this year! There are 35 ...
Celebrating a Centennial: The Cape Cod Canal
March 24, 2014
For most visitors, the first glimpse of Cape Cod comes while driving over the Bourne or Sagamore Bridges with the Cape Cod Canal rushing beneath ...
A Bird’s Eye View
March 19, 2014
Read on as notable locals share thoughts on iconic Lower and Outer Cape landmarks!George E. Price, Jr., superintendent of the Cape Cod National Seashore, on ...
Visions of Vintage Vehicles
March 31, 2011
The American dream comes in all shapes and sizes - some tangible, others ethereal; some ephemeral, others enduring, and every summer on the Cape there ...
Cape Cod's Notable Historic Locals
March 31, 2011
In Hyannis Port: America's CamelotThe seaside village of Hyannis Port, a tiny hamlet south of much larger Hyannis, attracted America’s most famous political family, the ...
Cape Cod National Seashore Turns 50
March 31, 2011
A major milestone in the preservation and celebration of Cape Cod takes place this year; the Cape Cod National Seashore, which stretches over nearly 44,000 ...
A Room With Some History
March 10, 2011
From rustic cabins in the woods and weathered beachfront cottages to luxurious condominiums and four-star hotels with all the amenities, Cape Cod has an abundance ...
Nineteenth Century Courtship on Cape Cod
June 30, 2010
     Although most bed and breakfast inns on Cape Cod have been transformed to meet the needs of 21st century travelers, many of these ...
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Commemorates the Monument’s 100th Anniversary
May 24, 2010
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) will be a hub of activity during the 2010 summer tourist season as it presents a series of special events and programming ...
The Evolving Cape
February 19, 2009
Before the Cape was considered a vacation playground, or the pursuit of pleasure was an accepted principle, people came to the Cape for religion, renewal ...
Legacy Lodging - Discovering Cape Cod Inns
February 19, 2009
Visits to Cape Cod have been chronicled since the Pilgrims first touched land in Provincetown and settled in Plymouth, exploring much of the Cape on ...
Daytrip to Plymouth
February 19, 2009
Cape Cod is the perfect place to stay and discover not only the natural beauty and culture throughout this peninsula, but the continuing story of ...
Daytrip to Quincy
February 19, 2009
Cape Cod is the perfect place to stay and discover not only the natural beauty and culture throughout this peninsula, but the continuing story of ...
Same-Sex Marriage on Cape Cod
February 19, 2009
Courtesy of Sarah MusumeciOn the heels of the momentous 2004 decision which legalized same sex marriage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (not civil unions or ...
Pirates Of The Cape
February 25, 2008
Many who have spent time on a beach have surely given in to thoughts of the possibility of unearthing buried pirate treasure. For one Cape ...
The Massachusetts Cultural Coast
February 25, 2008
Within a short distance of the coastal beauty of Cape Cod and the Islands lies the continuing story of the region’s history and culture. This ...
51 Things to Do on the Cape & Islands
February 25, 2008
The biggest draw for visitors to the Cape and Islands is undoubtedly the water. Many come simply to bask in the sun and play in ...
Ye Olde Ghosts of Olde Yarmouthport
September 01, 2006
Forgive me, dear reader, for using a cliché, but it was a dark and stormy night—in Yarmouthport. Main Street, the picturesque time tunnel that is ...
This is Cape Cod
May 01, 2006
It was England’s Bartholomew Gosnold who gave the Cape its name after the plentiful cod he found here in 1602. And, of course, everyone knows ...
The Nantucket Whaling Museum
September 01, 2005
Positioning the ribs of a whale skeleton; The Nantucket Historical Association’s Whaling Museum at 13 Broad Street.   The Nantucket Whaling Museum reopened this past ...
These are the Islands: Snapshots of a Gentler Age
May 01, 2005
Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Born of the same glacier, these windswept refuges harbor towns, villages and open spaces that have seemingly defied the ravages of ...