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  • Cape Cod GPS Waypoints: Places w/ Maps Latitude & Longitude Coordinates
    GPS latitude & longitude coordinates for thousands of places on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Search by type or place name. View results in list or map format.
  • Town of Mashpee MA Overview & Map
    The Town of Mashpee is the fastest growing municipality in Massachusetts. Along with the Martha’s Vineyard Town of Gay Head, it is also unique as one of the remaining homes of the Wampanoag Nation,…
  • Town of Harwich MA Overview & Map
    The Town of Harwich is a resort and residential community located on the south side of the Cape, with an extensive shoreline on Nantucket Sound. Harwich is a large town and enjoys the distinction of…
  • Town of Dennis MA Overview & Map
    Dennis, named an All American Town in 1978, combines its traditional New England heritage with modern day conveniences. Once famous for its
  • Town of Chatham MA Overview & Map
    Chatham a substantial old town and home to one of the largest fishing fleets on the Cape, was settled in 1656 by a handful of Pilgrims, whose surnames still dominate the town’s census list. At…
  • Town of Brewster MA Overview & Map
    Brewster is an historic sea captains’ town located on the bay side of Cape Cod. Established in 1803, the town encompasses approximately twenty three square miles, including over 325 acres of beach…
  • Town of Bourne MA Overview & Map
    The Town of Bourne is a medium-sized rural community at the gateway to Cape Cod. Bourne contains the famous Cape Cod canal…
  • Town of Barnstable MA Overview & Map
    Barnstable is the largest town both in population and area. It covers approximately 74 square miles of territory. It extends clear across the Cape from North to South. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the…
  • Gaynor & Dent Consignments South Dennis
    “Consignments shops are hot these days, and there is always another take on the model,” says proprietress Deb Ehnstrom. “Gaynor & Dent Consignments has unique antiques, collectibles,…
  • Ferry to Nantucket Island
    Take the ferry from Hyannis or Harwich to Nantucket Island. Three companies offer high speed passenger ferries and one offers year round vehicle ferry services to Nantucket.
  • Rockwell Kent and the Cape Cinema Mural
    Dennis’ Cape Cinema is an Art Deco jewel, nested inside a reserved New England facade.
  • Bassett’s Wild Animal Farm
    Bassett’s Wild Animal Farm in Brewster was one of the more unique Cape Cod attractions featuring many different types of animals, some native to the area and some exotic. The farm has changed…
  • Cape Cod Scenic Tours
    Welcome to Cape Cod Scenic Tours! Cape Cod Scenic Tours, based in the mid Cape, specializing in sightseeing tours throughout Cape Cod. Our sightseeing tours are fun filled and leave each visitor…
  • Sagamore Cemetery Haunting
    In a small quiet Sagamore cemetery dwells an unknown force also known as ghosts. It has been rumored to be haunted for as long as anyone can remember. The strong scent of cigar smoke can be smelled…
  • Worthington Murder Case: Cape Cod in the Spotlight
    The story of the murder of fashion writer Christa Worthington has been unfolding since January 6, 2002 when her body was found at her cottage in Truro. A black garbage collector, Christopher McCowen,…
  • Town of Falmouth MA Overview & Map
    Falmouth is the second largest town in the county in land area and is a very attractive and modern place. Falmouth likely has one of the longest coastlines in Massachusetts. Consequently, there is a…
  • Town of Eastham MA Overview & Map
    Located in the lower Cape area, the town is bounded on two sides by land and on the other sides by water, the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay. Once heavily forested, the stands of oak and pine were…
  • Elizabeth Islands (Gosnold, Massachusetts)
    The Elizabeth Islands, located northwest of Martha’s Vineyard and southeast of New Bedford, were discovered in 1602 by
  • Nomans Land Island (aka Nomansland Island)
    This little mentioned 628 acre island a few miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard was discovered in 1602 by
  • Fishing Spots: Smuggler’s Beach Fishing Pier South Yarmouth
    At the mouth of Bass River, on the west or Yarmouth side, there is a fishing pier at Smuggler’s Beach (aka Bass River Beach). From about 9 am to 4 pm this is a paid beach parking area during the…
  • Strange Discovery
    When they first arrived at Provincetown, the Pilgrims did a fair amount of exploring the Cape. One day some of the Pilgrims wandering on Cape Cod noticed a heap of sand. Curiosity led their steps to…
  • Fishing Spots: Parker’s River Rt. 28 Yarmouth
    Parker’s River is a popular fishing spot in Yarmouth. There is plenty of parking and a fishing pier on the North side of the Route 28 bridge. You can catch flounder, fluke, striped bass, small…
  • When The Cape Salted America
    During the War of the Revolution, salt for American tables was nearly as scarce as hens’ teeth. To an imaginative Cape Codder named “Sleepy” John Sears, a sea captain hailing from…
  • The Crew of 102
    One hundred and two men, the crew of a pirate ship, were once buried on the beach at Welifleet. They were the crew of the Whydah, a ship of about 200 tons. It was armed with twenty-three guns…
  • Highland Light
    Cape Cod, or Highland Light at Truro, can be seen on a starry night forty-five miles out to sea. It towers eighty feet above a cliff which is one hundred and forty feet high. This cliff, precipitous…
  • Fishing Spots: Bass River Bridge Rt. 28
    The Bass River Bridge is one of the most well known fishing spots in the Mid-Cape area. The Bass River Bridge separates the towns of Dennis and Yarmouth on Route 28 in the South Yarmouth/West Dennis…
  • Bass River Fish Market & Seafood Restaurant
    An empty lot is all that remains of the Bass River Fish Market & Seafood Restaurant. Years ago, when I was commercial fishing we used to sell fish there once in a while.
  • The Norse Wall
    Thorwald Ericson, Leif Ericson’s brother, was said to be exploring the coast of Cape Cod about 1,000 years ago, when his ship was driven ashore at Provincetown in a terrible storm, in which the…
  • Captain Kidd’s Pirate Treasure
    Captain Kidd, according to local tradition, buried his gold at Money Head on Hog Island in Pleasant Bay, off Orleans.
  • Nauset’s Big Boulder
    As you drive out to Nauset Light, keep an eye open for Nauset’s Big Boulder. You will spy it roosting in a grove of trees to your right. Wonder how it got there?
  • Fishing Spots: Scargo Lake Dennis, MA
    Scargo Lake in Dennis is the only regularly stocked trout pond in the Town of Dennis. I grew up near here and spent many Spring days here fishing for trout and smallmouth bass.
  • Sea Chest Gift Shop, Rt. 28, West Yarmouth
    Years ago, the Sea Chest Gift Shop was a Cape Cod landmark. The building is still there and is easy to spot. It is the only one around that is shaped like a pirate’s treasure chest. The treasure…
  • Player’s Pharmacy, Rt. 6A, East Dennis
    I worked at Player’s Pharmacy for a few years when I was in high school. The Dubins were great people to work for. I especially enjoyed talking to Phil Dubin the eldest of the family, who bought…
  • Barefoot Trader, Rt. 28, West Yarmouth
    Remember the Barefoot Trader? I remember it well from when I was a youngster. They had the big “Easter Island” head out front with the torch lit on top. There are now factory outlets where…
  • Billingsgate Lightkeeper Paid $5 A Week
    On May 7, 1822, Congress appropriated $2,000 for a lighthouse to be constructed on Billingsgate Island, Wellfleet. The keeper of the light was Abijah Gill. He wrote bitterly a few years later that:…
  • A Fine Cleere Pond
    Between North Truro and Pond Village lies a little valley. Here we are informed by the historians of the Pilgrim Fathers, an armed force of the Pilgrims, under Captain Miles Standish, spent their second…
  • The Water and the Rock
    Before the Pilgrims laid their eyes and put their feet on historic Plymouth Rock, they drank their first New World water from what is now called Pilgrim Spring, in Truro.
  • Shiverick’s Shipyard
    Asa Shiverick and his sons built many fine clipper ships in the famous shipyard, now marked only by a plaque…
  • Sandwich Has Oldest House
    Sandwich is a lovely Cape town, with shaded streets and well kept homes. Be certain and observe the view of the church spires as you pass along Route 6A and better yet take the bypass into the center…
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
    The Nantucket Historical Association’s Whaling Museum is a must see for anyone going to Nantucket. The museum features the restored 1847 candle factory, an 1849 Fresnel Lens used in Sankaty Head…
  • Chatham Fish Pier
    Looking for an interesting thing to do in Chatham? Visit the Chatham Fish Pier. The members of the fishing fleet make their run each suitable day to the fishing grounds from 3 to 100 miles off Chatham.…
  • Heavy Maritime Travel Cape Pogue Lighthouse
    In the single year 1854, the keeper of the Cape Pogue Lighthouse (located on Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard) reported that 20,156 vessels passed Cape Cod (no doubt some of these were…
  • Pave Paws Radar Station at Otis AFB
    The radar, developed by Raytheon, is used primarily to detect and track sea-launched (SLBM) and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). PAVE PAWS radars are located at Cape Cod Air Force Station,…
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