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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 24 Point Street – $1.565M

24 Point Street #5 is a two bedroom three bathroom home with 1,414 square feet.  It is part of the charming and much loved Westwinds Condo Association. It is being marketed by our firm for $1,565,000.


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MLS COPY: This single family home was just completed in 2009 yet it fits perfectly in its neighborhood of antique capes and cottages in the far West End. Thoughtful design and quality construction are evident throughout as the owner kept a watchful eye on every detail. It is part of the sought after Westwinds association and enjoys full benefits of the pool, gardens and beach access on Comercial St. Open plan first floor with doors all around leading to decks, patios and gardens. There is an enclosed 3 season front porch, half bath and an outside shower on this level. An efficient gas fireplace lends a cozy feel. There are two bedrooms each with ensuite baths on the second floor. The master has a beautiful oversize shower and a private balcony that is a perfect spot for summer reading. Full basement, central air and parking. Pets for owners and weekly rental are permitted.


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Provincetown Trophy Sale Of The Week – 3 Telegraph Hill

3 Telegraph Hill is a three bedroom four bath home with 3,289 square feet.  It is one of only 8 coveted homes on The Hill. It just sold for $1.752M with a list price of $1.950M


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MLS COPY: Privacy and luxury atop one of the highest peaks in town … this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is but one of 8 homes in the exclusive Telegraph Hill Road neighborhood. This property has now been upgraded to the highest quality with renovated en suite bathrooms, beautiful stained Grade A oak floors, a custom kitchen with stainless counter tops and viking appliances. The second floor open design of kitchen, dining and living is perfect for entertaining, complete with French doors to a large deck, wood fireplace and sweeping views out to the dunes and the Pilgrim Monument. A lower driveway enters into a 2 car garage which includes ample storage and a fully equipped professional gym. Large, light and spacious bedrooms run from the grand foyer entrance. Certainly a very special West End home and just a short hop into town or the beach!


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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – Beachside Studio – 45 Commercial Street #14

45 Commercial Street #14 is a beautifully updated waterfront studio in the West End. It has 300 square feet and is being marketed for $349K. A wonderful opportunity to own a beachside condo!


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MLS COPY: Perfect West End Waterfront studio. Beautifully renovated 2nd floor condo with partial water views from the deck and corner window. Nicely updated granite kitchen and a tile bath compliment the open floor plan. Light filled with 3 exposures and large sleeping alcove. New mini split AC/heat. Huge common deck right on the water with beach access. Perfect weekend getaway or a great rental property. Association permits pet for owners, weekly rentals allowed. Common laundry! Well managed association. Off-site parking.


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Studio’s are a popular real estate category in Provincetown. They afford buyers at an entry level price point to buy on or much nearer the water than they would otherwise be able to do. Studios that are further from the water are even more affordable.

There are currently 8 studios on the market priced from $264K to $445K, and from 194 square feet to 450 square feet.

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Cape Cod’s 15 Least Expensive Waterfront Homes

Another great curbed comparison by Jazmine. Affordable waterfront living!


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‘Tis the season for daydreaming about the summer. Here are Cape Cod’s least expensive waterfront single-family listings, one for each of Barnstable’s 15 towns, with asking prices between $199,900 and $1,200,000.

Cape Cod’s Least Pricey Waterfront Pads
Kicking off on Little Buttermilk Bay, here’s a 3BR, 1BA offered for the first time since it was built in 1976. First listed in July for $499,900, the ask is now down to $449,000.
“Classic lakefront cottage with 100 feet of private waterfront on Peter’s Pond – swimming, boating, fishing – all yours to enjoy!” The 3BR, 2BA sits on .83 acres and is asking $349K.
“Tiny House Nation Cape Cod Style” sits on .31 acres on Jenkins Pond. The 464sf one-bedroom, one-bath has a “history of summer/winter rentals” and is asking $235K.
This cozy cottage overlooks Cataquin Pond and features access to a beach on John’s Pond. The 546sf two-bedroom, one-bath was built in 1950 and is yours for $199,900.
Meet a “real old cottage directly on Lake Wequaquet with deck and seasonal dock.” Asking price for the 624sf two-bedroom with a half-bath and outdoor shower is $395,000.
“Beautiful views of James Pond” from this four-bedroom four-bath on .21 acres. The nine room house was built in 1962 and is asking $349,900.
Located on Southern Simmons Pond, this 3BR, 2.5BA Colonial sits on 1.5 acres with “a peek of the pond through the tree canopy!” The 2,104sf house hit the market in July asking $475K but five slices have brought the ask to $450K.
This 3BR, 2.5BA comes with 400ft of frontage on Walker’s Pond. The .85 acre spread has been bouncing around the market since 2008 when it was asking $875K. An October chop brought the ask down to $559K and earlier this month, the listing finally went into contract.
“Live at the water’s edge on beautiful Sand Lake in this expanded Cape with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.” The .28 acre spread includes flower and veggie gardens, a waterfront deck, balcony, and garage. Asking price is $359K.
Behold, an eco-friendly Contemporary on Emery Pond. The 2BR, 2BA has a dock, multiple decks, a bonus room in the loft, and a “brick patio with mature Japanese Garden with Koi pond and stone walls.” The .4 acre spread last changed hands in March 2014 for $365K and flipped back onto the market five months later asking $615K. Five chops later, the pond pad is hoping for $549K.
Set on .6 acres overlooking Cedar Pond, this two-bedroom features a wrap-around deck, a two-car garage, and a fireplace. Asking price is $349K.
Here’s an “adorable two bedroom bungalow on over an acre of land abutting conservation and your own pond. Built in 1963, the Homepath property, aka foreclosure, listed in June for $329,900 and is now hoping for $289,900.
“Location-location-location! Rich with history and charm, this centrally-located antique has the best views of Duck Creek in town. Originally the *Customs House* where boats documented their goods, it is currently used as a gallery and private residence.” Asking price is $895K.
“Part of Truro’s history! This ocean front compound on 3.3 acres in the National Seashore was built in 1892 and has been owned by the same family since.” The property has been searching for a buyer since 2010 when it listed for $2.5 million. In June, the ask was down to $1.2 million and it seems that 127 South Pamet Road has finally found a buyer.
Finally, to PTown. This Contemporary Cape on Shank Painter Pond features a lower level master suite, top floor guest suite, and a main level with a fireplace, tricked-out kitchen, and an office alcove with a view. Yours for $879K.
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Cape Cod’s Most Beautiful Homes For Sale in 2015!

Great post by Jazmine at Curbed,com.


Feast Your Eyes on Cape Cod’s Most Beautiful Homes For Sale In 2015


It’s the end of December and thus, time to make up a bunch of awards for the best, worst and most absurd things that happened in Cape & Islands’ real estate, architecture and neighborhoods. Here now, your 2015 Curbed Awards.

The first round of Curbed Awards goes to listings that had us swooning all year. From the oldest house for sale on Cape Cod to sleek new construction, these gorgeous Gambrels, cool Contemporaries, classic Capes, and awe-inspiring adaptive reuse are 15 of the most beautiful homes for sale in 2015.



From 1945-66, this Provincetown property was home to the abstract expressionist painter Hans Hofmann’s art school and studio. These days, the 1,737-square-foot space is a rather incredible two bedroom, one bath condo. Built in 1820, the unit features original flooring and aship-timber constructed gallery around the hearth. The West End stunner hit the market in November for $1,750,000 and is now in contract.



One town over, this picture-perfect 1930s beach bungalow in Truro overlooks Cape Cod Bay and sits on an “historically accruing beach.” The three bedroom, two bath is asking $1,300,000, knotty pine and farmer’s porch included.



Also in Truro, this upside-down Contemporary was designed by architect Maryann Thompson and built in 2007. The Corn Hill 3BR, 3BA in 1,953 square feet an “expansive deck with lovely tree top views with peeks of the bay” and listed in March for $1.4 million.



Back to Provincetown, this historic East End boathouse is, like so many good things, small and expensive. The 418 square-foot listing on Provincetown Harbor features one bedroom, parking for two, lush gardens, and a gorgeous beach for $1,595,000.



This rather lovely 285-year-old was originally the Jonathan Higgins House, but is more recently known as the Margaret Stanger House for the “former owner and author of the well-known book, That Quail Robert.” Set on .54 acres, the restored 4BR, 3BA antique is “a perfect blend of old and new” with four fireplaces, a garden room, “renovated kitchen with black honed granite counter tops, gleaming wood floors throughout the house, a blend of original & refurbished from old barn wood, exposed beams believed to be taken from an old ship wreck.” Alas, good looks weren’t enough to keep the PriceChopper away and after listing in September for $825K, the Orleans abode is now hoping for $779K.



Back to the Outer Cape, this sleek Wellfleet new-build hit the market in September looking for $649K. The three bedroom with a second floor “Cube room” and polished terrazzo countertops in the kitchen with beach sand and stones from Newcomb Hollow Beach is now asking $589K.



Set high on a Provincetown dune, this three-bedroom by the award-winning architects of Hariri & Hariri, sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri, “was designed to reflect the architecture of the Gropius anchor home.” The three-bedroom, three-bath with views galore hit the market in November for $3,399,000.



Located on Centerville’s historic Main Street, this 4,400 square-foot shingle-style was built in 1995 around a Victorian windmill and has walkability to the library, numerous shops, and “three pristine, sandy ocean beaches on Nantucket Sound.” The rather lovely six-bedroom overlooks a “bucolic pond and 100+ year old gardens” designed by the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, and also has its own swimming pool. Asking price is $1,595,000.



Built in 2007, this 4,347 square-foot Gambrel overlooks Barnstable Harbor and includes 5BR, 5.5BA, a beautiful kitchen, built-ins all over, multiple porches, two fireplaces, and a tricked-out laundry room. The .58 acre spread offers deeded access to the harbor and walkability to Barnstable Village for $2,500,000.



Also in Barnstable Village, this barn “was originally part of a 300 acre dairy farm built by Captain Daniel Bacon in 1832″ and was moved to its current location in the 1970s where it was converted into a 4,312 square-foot single family home. Set on historic Route 6A, the four bedroom post & beam offers views of Cape Cod Bay from a very cool third floor cupola and is asking $850K.



Designed in 1953 by interior designer-turned architect-turned academic Serge Chermayeffthis Truro 3BR, 2BA features soaring ceilings, a new(ish) kitchen, and two screened-in porches. Set on 3.6 “serene acres in the Cape Cod National Seashore with views of the pond and the sea,” the midcentury gem is “within easy walking distance to both a gorgeous swimming pond and the Atlantic Ocean.”



Finally, to the oldest house for sale on Cape Cod. This Sandwich three-bedroom overlooking Shawme Pond dates to 1639 and features original detail galore such as multiple fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Outside, the .25 acre property includes a private dock and professional landscaping. In addition, the “classic New England village” locale means there is walkability to “shops, restaurants, Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich Boardwalk and Heritage Museums.” Asking price for the 376-year-old is $575,000.

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Response To The New York Times Article About Provincetown In The Off Season

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It’s a slow real estate week so I just had to repost this fb comment that Rob Anderson wrote in response to The New York Times Article. It hits every single high point about our incredible little town in the off season. A must read!





Owner/Operator of Canteen and Happy Camper – Provincetown

In response to a December 20, 2015 article in The New York Times by Katharine Q. Seelye

“When others get angry, they scream, they fight, they protest. I write. Here goes. It’s long, I know. I’m sorry. But I hope, by the end, it illustrates an important point. Thanks for indulging me:

A Question of Focus

Six years ago, a reporter from The New York Times traveled to Provincetown in the beginning of January and declared in the newspaper of record that “even in winter, Provincetown shines.” While reporter Matt Gross found himself “stunned” by the relative silence of Commercial Street — and, honestly, who hasn’t? — after poking around our little village, he found a town not in desolation, but “hibernation”: quiet but lively, with guest houses offering “bargain” deals, restaurants serving “fantastic” fare, galleries showing “legendary” art, and stores offering “jaunty” goods. In fact, by spending time at the tip of Cape Cod in the winter, Gross seemed to have gained a new appreciation of the place, to have found something special and unique and unexpected. He stumbled upon “a land of quiet bargains, where simpler pleasures emerge from the frenzy of summertime.”

Today, the paper returns to our town during the same time of year. But what Gross had seen as a “laid-back scene” six years ago, Katharine Seelye now labels a “deserted,” “hallowing out” “Potemkin village.” In Seelye’s Provincetown, stillness is emptiness, quietness is vacantness, and resiliency is desperation. Seelye took that same drive down deserted Commercial Street — but then opted out of the pesky “poking around” part. “There are the store facades and about five people,” as she quotes one resident as saying. The images accompanying the piece drive home Seelye’s view of our town as one in distress: a clichéd picture of a boarded up second home; a clichéd picture of a gray, weary looking resident; a cliché picture of two men playing pool in an empty-looking bar. (Look, I get it: I spent 10 years in the halls of newspapers and opinion magazines. Writers pick an argument and drive it home. But that only works when the argument is solid, and that takes real work and real reporting to ensure. Not clichés.)

Ostensibly, Seelye’s article is a news item about a measure our selectman passed last week that lowers taxes on year round residents and raises those on second homeowners. If you were to only read this article and not actually visit our town and talk to the folks here — which, of course, covers the vast majority of New York Times readers — you’d walk away thinking two things: that this is the talk of the town, and that this is the only thing we are doing in Provincetown to combat the negative effects of living in a seasonal economy. And, to be sure, I’m sure second homeowners are spending a lot of time talking about it.

But it is so far from what is actually happening on the ground here. As a restaurant owner and active participant in the life of our town, I’m fortunate to be able to interact with a lot of people day in and day out. I can say that over the past week, not one person has brought up the tax issue in the course of conversation. It’s just not that big of a deal. It’s not a game changer.

Here *is* what I have heard, and here’s what I have seen this winter:

Business is up in Provincetown. One business owner who has operated here in town for decades recently told me that he’s had the busiest December weekends he’s ever had. Weekends in particular are lively. In addition, a town that usually closes in the late fall, is making its first push to stay open until January. There’s life around here. That push convinced my partner and I to keep our restaurant open for an extra month this year. Not only that, we decided to go full out and put on a holiday market in December and January this year (more on that later). Guesthouses are reporting high booking rates. We have fireworks, a polar bear plunge, and great shows to look forward to in a few weeks.

This year, a new town manager, David B. Panagore, is breathing new life into our city government. I am only speaking from the outside, but he seems to have energized his (already hard working) staff. He’s emphasizing action and new ideas, decorum and respect, ingenuity over despair. There’s a sense of hope and optimism for the first time in a long time. In addition, we have an energetic board of selectmen who are actively trying to solve our town’s problems, coming up with new solutions instead of accepting the status quo as the only option.

Provincetown 365, a group of energetic, hard working citizens, just turned one year old. In 12 months, the group restored a beloved piece of art on our pier, re-focused our town’s conversation about housing, nudged along new forms of transportation to our town, re-imagined our streets, brought about new zoning bylaws, and, more importantly, gave people hope that things can change and get done around here if we just put our minds to it. It has started conversations that are bound to snowball and emerge as new plans of action.

We have an emerging economy of young entrepreneurs and leaders in the Outer Cape. Over the past few years, more and more young people have opened up businesses in town, and in Truro: Chequessett Chocolate, Salty Market, The Canteen/ Happy Camper, Pop+Dutch, B.xclusive, Mayflower Trolley, Kiss and Makeup Provincetown, KoHi Coffee Company, Salt House Inn/ Eben House, Nor’East Beer Garden (I’m missing many: sorry). One of our own, Julian Cyr, is running for state senate. At the holiday market here at the Canteen, we brought together a handful of young local artisans and entrepreneurs who live in town and are looking to grow their businesses: Cook’s Organics, Bleat Media, 2of2, Breakwater Goods. We have an amazing young theater troupe in the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble. We have amazing young fellows at the Fine Arts Work Center. If you don’t see all of this vibrant energy, you’re not looking very hard.

In general, people are thinking productively and proactively about how to fix our town’s ills. There’s talk of re-opening our high school. More and more people are thinking about housing — for our community, for our workers, for our homeless population. The governor’s office visited town just last week. Tom Donegan is focusing town on drug abuse and addiction. We’re talking about broadband. We’re talking about the soul and future of our town.

Last, I want to touch upon something that I can’t prove with examples and statistics, but I believe it to be true. This winter, there is a feeling of community and goodwill around town that I haven’t felt before. I felt it most palpably at our holiday market over the past two weekends. Every slice of Provincetown showed up and mingled: wide-eyed kids meeting Santa; seniors happy to share a glass of wine and a tale or two; school kids singing carols; hipsters hanging out on a lazy Sunday; locals enjoying the chance to share time together after a busy season; tourists from up Cape and Boston looking for gifts; fishermen and their families; teenagers just looking for something to do; shop owners happy to have something different to eat; folks who haven’t celebrated the holidays in years, cracking the tiniest of smiles. I saw this Provincetown — and I felt it. It felt warm and hopeful and optimistic. It felt diverse and resilient and strong. Everyone mingled together because they wanted to mingle together. We want to be a community. We want to know each other and support each other. Not bicker about each other online, or fret about each other’s tax breaks.

Any of this would have been a great opportunity for a newspaper to write a story about a quirky, vibrant community making things work in new exciting ways on the Outer Cape. About the many of us working day in and day out trying hard to cultivate the karass. (Google it.) About a new set of ideas and leaders. Instead, we get an article focused on a small new law. Taxes. Controversy. Neighbors against neighbors. A flyby.

Over the next few days, months, years, we as a community get to chose what to focus on, too. Let’s be mindful and spend our time and energy wisely. Let’s write our own intricate, complicated and beautiful story for ourselves, instead of letting this one define us down

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$950,000 On The Cape

Another of my favorite curbed comparisons by Jazmine!

What $950,000 Buys You On The Cape

It’s time once again for Curbed Comparisons, where we break down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in eight different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. This week, listings for around $950,000.

[22 Hamblin Point Road, Waquoit via Kinlin Grover Real Estate]

Here now, eight Cape Cod properties asking around$950,000 – year-round, single families, condos, new construction, gorgeous views, close to the beach, on the links, recently renovated, all decked out, recently PriceChopped, move-in ready, and ready to rent – with a little something for everyone.

 What $950K Buys on Cape Cod
Kicking off in Bourne with a new seaside village by way of Cataumet. The development will include 15 architect-designed luxury townhouses “steps away to a full service marina,& acres of conservation land + miles of woodland trails around the picturesque cranberry bogs and Red Brook Pond.” Yours for $950,000.
This rather stately spread in Waquoit was built in 2004 and weighs in at 3,500 square feet. The 3BR, 2.5BA sits on .74 acres and comes with access to an association dock with a boat slip. Asking price is $949,000.
Located in The Ridge Club, this custom-built 4BR, 6BA Contemporary “overlooks the pond and signature island 17th & 16th greens” and is asking $949,900. The house has 4,336sq of tricked-out space including a “finished lower level with game area, home theater, exercise room, and 1000+ bottle wine room; two-car plus golf garage.”
Custom built in 2003, this four bedroom with two full and two half baths sits on 1.82 acres of professionally landscaped grounds “bordering over 60 acres of Barnstable Conservation.” Asking price for the 4,212sf residence is $949,000.
First listed in May for $1,100,000, this 3BR, 2BA with access to a private beach on Cape Cod Bay was chopped down in September down to $949,000.
Unit B is a penthouse condo “overlooking idyllic Chatham Village.” The 2BR, 2.5BA can be accessed via elevator and has 1,853sf, central air, and two off-street parking spaces. Asking price is $950,000.
“Just a four minute walk to your deeded private association beach,” this 3BR, 3BA Contemporary has a rooftop widow’s walk, plus decks off both the first and second levels. Asking price is $949,000.
Finally, to PTown. The new construction 2BR, 2.5BA eco-friendly condo is surounded by native Cape Cod vegetation and has a ” Star Plus energy level which “exceeds the new MA stretch energy code.” The 1,600-square-footer is asking $949,000.
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What $900K Buys You On The Cape

Another great post from Jazmine at Curbed.Com

What $900,000 Buys You on Cape Cod Right Now

It’s time once again for Curbed Comparisons, where we break down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in eight different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. This week, listings for around $900,000.

Here now, eight Cape Cod properties asking around$900,000 – year-round, single families, condos, on Cape Cod Bay, with an auto barn, with gorgeous views, bulldozer bait, recently expanded, all decked out, recently PriceChopped, move-in ready, and ready to rent – with a little something for everyone.

What $900K Buys on Cape Cod
Kicking off in Bourne with a 4BR, 3BA on Sagamore Beach. Built in 1963, the 4,273sf house on Cape Cod Bay has a “great rental history” and a wrap around deck with gorgeous views. First listed in 2014 for $1,199,000, the beachfront listing is now hoping for $899,900.
Land ho! There are currently two houses on this waterfront lot with the potential for replacements “or combine and build six bedroom home.” The “boater’s paradise near Waquoit Bay” has deep water access to Nantucket Sound is asking $899,000.
“You can built at least one more house on it!” Yup, this 4.81 acre spread with a 3BR house and separate entrance guest quarters has room to grow. In addition, there’s an in-ground Gunite pool, a large deck, gazebo, tree house, and a detached auto barn. Asking price is $899,000.
Built in 1950 as a small bungalow, the house was expanded in 2008 and is now a one-level 2,511sf with 4BR, 3BA. Located “less than a mile to Red River Beach,” the .79 acre property is asking $899,000.
This 1950s Cape with a wisteria-covered entrance is located in the Harbor Coves community and comes with access to a private association beach on Crow’s Pond. Asking price for the 3BR, 2BA is $899,000.
“Location, location, location!!! This wonderful colonial is set on a private one acre lot just seven tenths mile from fabulous Nauset Beach.” The 4BR, 4BA was built in 1980 and is asking $900,000.
Built in 1996, this 4BR, 3BA is “just a short stroll down a sandy lane to one of two private association beaches.” The .95 acre spread is asking $899,900.
Finally, to PTown and an East End penthouse condo with 2BR, 2BA. The rather lovely 1,754sf duplex features two exclusive use decks, bay views, two parking spaces, and deeded beach access. Yours for $899,000.
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19th Century Birds Eye View of Provincetown

Intriguing image from the late 1800’s, posted originally by Ryan Curley in 2014.


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Provincetown in the late 19th century was a prosperous fishing village and an important harbor of refuge for ships traveling between the ports of Boston and New York. Prior to the Cape Cod Canal’s opening in 1914 Provincetown’s deep water harbor was vital to the East Coasts seaborne trade. Steamships bringing tourist shared space at Provincetown’s numerous wharfs with fishing schooners and other shipping.  By the late 1800s Provincetown was already known as an artist’s colony.  In the image above Long Point is seen wrapping along the lower right with long point lighthouse at its tip.  The circular constructions off of the point are fish weirs which were used to trap fish. The square earthen berms on Long point are the remains of the Long Point (artillery) Battery that was constructed during the civil war and acquired the moniker “Fort Useless” or “Fort Ridiculous” among local residents, and proof that Cape Cod’s biting sense of humor has deep roots. The other buildings on the point are the Cape Cod Oil Works a whale and fish oil processing factory. What is known today as MacMillan Warf was then known as Railroad Wharf as the railroad ran directly out onto it.  The Pilgrim Monument had not yet been built and the town was situated around the harbor with its waters being the main though fare with transportation provided by the residents’ boats and skiffs, the roads were mostly after thoughts, so you can blame the harbor the next time you get stuck on one of Provincetown’s notoriously narrow streets. In the background you can see Hatches Harbor, Race Point and the Race Point Light.

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