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Cape Cod’s Wood End Lighthouse

By Mary Moran Wood End Lighthouse From the 1820’s to the 1860’s, two great lighthouses were the only navigational aids warning ships passing by of the strong and dangerous waters surrounding the outer most town of Cape Cod; Provincetown. Although the two standing lighthouse’s (Race Point and Long Point) proved to be decent aids for navigating the waters,…

Wings Neck Lighthouse

By Mary Moran The Wing’s Neck Lighthouse, located in Pocasset, a small village in Bourne, Massachusetts, is a beautiful historic structure that dates back to 1849. Although the grounds are not open to the public, one can catch a glimpse of the lighthouse from the water. The lighthouse and keeper’s house is now a rental property where…

Cape Cod Scallop Festival

47th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Festival By Mary Moran Photography by P.L. O’Connell The year was 1969 and the local fisherman from the town of Bourne and surrounding areas came together and decided to hold a Scallop Festival in order to entice more tourists to the area and also hold a fun, celebration-like event, that was suitable for…

Cape Cod’s Race Point Lighthouse

By Mary Moram Race Point Light Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, at the very tip of Cape Cod, lies the small but lively town of Provincetown. This town, located on famous Race Point Beach, is the home to the Race Point Lighthouse Station. Before the Cape Cod Canal was built, traveling vessels had to sail around…

The Captain Edward Penniman House

Edward Penniman was a native of Eastham, Massachusetts. He was born in 1831 and at the age of eleven he began his sailing career. His ship’s voyage sailed to the treacherous waters of the Grand Banks. To this day the Grand Banks area is known as a plentiful fishing grounds. It is located off the…

Chatham Lighthouse

Cape Cod’s Chatham Lighthouse By Mary Moran Chatham, a town located in the southeastern area of Cape Cod, known as the lower Cape, is approximately an hour’s drive from The Palmer House Inn. The area around the lighthouse was once heavily populated with maritime traffic. However, the waters in Chatham harbor are extremely treacherous for…

Provincetown Cape Cod

Playing in P-town By Mary Moran Provincetown, located at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, is a small town with a whole lot of character. Taking a day trip to Provincetown will certainly not disappoint, because there are many interesting options when it comes to activities, both during the day and evening. You may…

Nobska Lighthouse

Nobska Lighthouse, the Bright Light of Woods Hole By Mary Moran Originally called “Nobsque” Light, the Nobska Lighthouse is located at the entrance to Woods Hole Harbor in beautiful Falmouth, Massachusetts. It was built  as a navigation guide for vessels traveling through the busy Vineyard Sound on their way to and from the neighboring islands and…