Discover Cape Cod

Discover Cape Cod

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Overview

Shipwrecks, pirates, wars, and revolutions...27 stories you never knew about the Cape.

Discover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring Cape Cod a rich, educational experience. From the naming of Martha’s Vineyard to the formation of the National Seashore, this book explores four centuries of colonial, maritime, architectural, and economic history in a collection of 27 short stories. Learn about an English sailor who named many the Cape’s major landmarks and how a humble fruit saved the region from economic depression. Read a story about a legendary pirate’s treasure lost in a furious storm just off the coast of Wellfleet and discover sites where important economic and technological “firsts” took place.

Author, Shawnie Kelley shares her passion for the Cape in a well-researched book of stories and suggestions for how to become immersed in region’s fascinating history. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is both educational and entertaining, encouraging travelers to actively Discover Cape Cod through its rich historic and cultural offerings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990323600
Publisher: Wanderlust Travel Press
Publication date: 11/16/2015
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 1,192,666
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
An Island for Fair Martha
Gosnold's Hope & Elizabeth's Isle
Champlain's Kettle Controversy
The Mayflower Compact
In The Footsteps Of Pilgrims
First Encounters
Bourne Free Enterprise
The Lands of Nawsett
Legend of the Whydah
The Fight For Falmouth
Jeremiah's Gutter: Cape Cod's First "Canal"
America's Wonderberry
Falmouth Under Fire
Keeping the British At Bay
A Sailor and An Emperor
Sandwich Glass: On the Cutting Edge
Nantucket Burning: The Great Fire of 1846
A Whale of a Home
The French Connection
Connecting the World
Cutting the Canal
Assault in American Waters
A Bridge is Re-Bourne
Graveyard of the Atlantic
Down By The Seashore
Ghost Ship Rising
Lighting the Way: Highland Light
Cape Cod Trivia
Discovering Cape Cod
Bibliography & Sources
Index

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