Reminders Of Whaling Days
It is said that one hundred and fifty sea captains lived in Dennis in 1837; and Brewster in 1850, boasted of having more skippers than any other port in the country.
Reminders of the old shipping and whaling days are found in all the picturesque little villages along the north shore of the Cape. Conch shells brought back from the West Indies, and clam and scallop shells from the Cape itself, border gardens and pathways. Sometimes the jaw of a huge whale forms an archway; and old dories holding colorful flowers and trailing vines are seen in many dooryards. Old ships figureheads stand in front of many of the village shops, and the weather vanes atop most old barns are codfish.
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