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And What a Summer It Was!

July 27, 2016 10:28 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir This place had only ever been about fish. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe came to the Outer Cape for decades because of its plentiful fishing grounds, and, later, Yankee whaling captains and Portuguese fisherman claimed it as their own: fish gave the Cape its name—and Provincetown its [...]

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Nice and Naughty – Nauticon Returns to Provincetown

May 18, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There are two rules at Nauticon: have fun and don’t be stupid. Words to live by, really. Words that should be added to the “Welcome to Provincetown” sign.  That being said, it’s the welcoming attitude of the Cape tip that attracted Nauticon to Provincetown in the first [...]

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The Wonder of Provincetown’s Whales

April 20, 2016 11:35 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin If you’ve ever been on a whale watch, you know the thrill of catching a glimpse of cavorting whales, preceded by a bubbling circle of froth and, if you’re lucky, culminating in a leap above the waters. These momentary glimpses of just a portion of these [...]

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Then and Now: Sea Monsters and Provincetown

October 28, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches On a beautiful summer day the leviathan surfaced just off Long Point in Provincetown, not far from the lighthouse and the entrance to the harbor. The creature was massive.  A woman enjoying a sunny day at the beach, far from the crowds of Commercial Street, was the [...]

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Preserving Trans History

October 14, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

A Look at the Transgender Archives by Steve Desroches To know where you’re going you need to know where you’ve been. Acquiring, preserving, and interpreting history is vital to any culture or society.  It’s an important part of visibility as well as being able to provide context for current events.  [...]

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They’ve Got Balls

August 19, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

The Brewster Men’s Tennis Club and the Carnival Parade by Steve Desroches       As the 2011 Carnival Parade passed down Commercial Street, throngs of people were delighted by the wide array of floats featuring scantily clad men and women dancing to the pulsing disco beats and throwing Mardi [...]

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