Wellfleet:: A Cape Cod Village

Wellfleet:: A Cape Cod Village

by Daniel Lombardo
     
 

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Wellfleet is among the most picturesque villages on Cape Cod. Its rich history weaves a tale of sailors and boatbuilders, travelers and artists, and even ghosts and pirates. Here, in the pages of Wellfleet, trace the story of this fascinating village, from the old Congregational church steeple, which still tolls the hours according to ships' bells, to Billingsgate,

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Wellfleet is among the most picturesque villages on Cape Cod. Its rich history weaves a tale of sailors and boatbuilders, travelers and artists, and even ghosts and pirates. Here, in the pages of Wellfleet, trace the story of this fascinating village, from the old Congregational church steeple, which still tolls the hours according to ships' bells, to Billingsgate, the lost island whose lighthouse and village were swallowed by the sea. Wellfleet's history is undeniably tied to the sea. Of the many shipwrecks off Wellfleet's shores, the most famous is the wreck of the Whydah--the pirate ship captained by "Black Sam" Bellamy. It sank in a storm in 1717, and artifacts from the ship now form a museum. Ruins of Marconi's wireless station, where the first transatlantic communication was made, are still visible on the dunes of Marconi Beach. The fishing boats still leave the harbor every morning as their predecessors did, and the remains of the old wharves, the shipbuilders' shops, the customs house, and the lighthouse can still be seen today in a town transformed into a thriving artists' community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439627341
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/03/2000
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
802,685
File size:
48 MB
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Meet the Author

Daniel Lombardo is a historian, writer, and author of several best-selling Arcadia books. Here, he has worked with the Wellfleet Historical Society and local residents to present the irresistible stories of this classic Cape Cod village. Join him as he illustrates the history of Wellfleet with beautiful images and tales of old Cape Cod.

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