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Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an arm-shaped peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts[1] and forming the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. The Cape's small town character and beachfront brings heavy tourism during the summer months. Cape Cod may refer to: Cape Cod, a cape in Massachusetts Cape Cod (house), an architectural style Cape Cod Potato Chips, a brand of potato chips Category: ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States. ...


Although the Cape was originally connected to the mainland, the Cape Cod Canal, which opened in 1914, technically transformed Cape Cod into a large island (though it is not normally referred to as such). Three bridges span the canal from the Massachusetts mainland to the Cape. Vehicles can cross onto the Cape via the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge; the other is the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge. The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway traversing the narrow neck of land that anchors Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts. ... The Sagamore Bridge carries U.S. Highway 6 across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the rest of Massachusetts, USA. Most traffic approaching from the north follows Massachusetts Route 3, which ends at US 6, just north of the bridge, and provides freeway connections from Boston and Interstate... The Bourne Bridge carries Massachusetts Route 28 across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the rest of Massachusetts, USA. Most traffic approaching from the north follows Massachusetts Route 25, which ends at Route 28, just north of the bridge, and provides freeway connections from Interstate 495 and Interstate... Cape Cod Canal - Railroad Bridge The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge, a vertical lift bridge in Bourne, Massachusetts near Buzzards Bay, carries railroad traffic across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the rest of Massachusetts, USA. The bridge was constructed beginning in 1933 by the Public Works Administration...

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Geographic and political divisions

Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space.
Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space.[2]

Cape Cod comprises almost all of Barnstable County. Two of the county's fifteen towns (Bourne and Sandwich) include land on the mainland, "off-Cape", side of the canal. The towns of Plymouth and Wareham, in adjacent Plymouth County, are geologically part of Cape Cod but not located on the peninsula, and the 1914 completion of the Cape Cod Canal separated them from the towns on the Cape proper. "Cape Codders," or people who live on "the Cape," generally refer to all land on the mainland side of the canal as "off-Cape." Download high resolution version (640x640, 149 KB)Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA - April 1997 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Cape Cod Cape Cod Bay Categories: NASA images ... Download high resolution version (640x640, 149 KB)Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA - April 1997 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Cape Cod Cape Cod Bay Categories: NASA images ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1620 Incorporated (town) 1670 Government [1]  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Manager Mark Sylvia Area  - Total 134. ... Wareham is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


Cape Cod consists of four portions:

  • The Upper Cape is the section of Cape Cod closest to the mainland. This portion of the Cape includes the towns of Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, and Mashpee. While part of the town of Barnstable is located on the Upper Cape, it is more commonly considered to be in the Mid-Cape area. Falmouth is the home of the famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and several other research organizations, and is also the most-used ferry connection to Martha's Vineyard. Falmouth is composed of several separate villages, including East Falmouth, Falmouth Village, Hatchville, North Falmouth, Teaticket, Waquoit, West Falmouth, and Woods Hole, as well as several smaller hamlets that are incorporated into their larger neighbors (e.g., Davisville, Falmouth Heights, Quissett, Sippewissett, and others).[3]
  • The Mid-Cape includes the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The Mid-Cape area features many beautiful beaches, including warm-water beaches along Nantucket Sound, e.g. Kalmus Beach in Hyannis, which gets its name from one of the inventors of Technicolor, Herbert Kalmus. This popular windsurfing destination was bequeathed to the town of Barnstable by Dr. Kalmus on condition that it not be developed, possibly one of the first instances of open-space preservation in the US. The Mid-Cape is also the commercial and industrial center of the region. There are seven villages in Barnstable, including Barnstable Village, Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, and West Barnstable, as well as several smaller hamlets that are incorporated into their larger neighbors (e.g., Craigville, Cummaquid, Hyannisport, Santuit, Wianno, and others).[4] There are three villages in Yarmouth: South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth and Yarmouthport.
Stage Harbor lighthouse, Chatham, MA.
Stage Harbor lighthouse, Chatham, MA.
  • The Lower Cape is the narrower portion of the cape, where it bends sharply to the north. This section includes the towns of Harwich, Brewster, Chatham, and Orleans.
  • The Outer Cape is the outermost part, containing the towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and [[Provincetown, Massachusetts|Provincetown and Orleans.]. This area includes the Cape Cod National Seashore and is home to some of the most popular beaches in America such as Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach in Eastham. Stephen Leatherman aka "Dr. Beach" recently named Coast Guard Beach the 5th best beach in America for 2007.[5]

The large area of water spanning from Plymouth to Provincetown, bordered to the north by Massachusetts Bay and enclosed by Cape Cod, is Cape Cod Bay; west of Cape Cod is Buzzards Bay. To the south lie Nantucket Sound; Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard (both large islands); and the mostly privately owned Elizabeth Islands in the town of Gosnold, of which the most populated is Cuttyhunk. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1884 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  52. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1639 Government type Open town meeting Area    - Town  44. ... Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable Settled 1660 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Administrator Robert Whritenour Area  - Town  54. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1660 Incorporated 1870 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  27. ... The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... East Falmouth is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... North Falmouth is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... Teaticket is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... West Falmouth is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... Woods Hole is a census-designated place and village within the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, near the island of Marthas Vineyard, and is the site of three famous scientific institutions: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1638 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - Town    Manager John C. Klimm Area  - City  76. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1639 Incorporated 1639 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  28. ... Nickname: none Official website: http://www. ... Nantucket Sound is a roughly triangular area of the Atlantic Ocean offshore from the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... A windsurfer with modern gear tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing jibe (downwind turn) close to shore in Maui, Hawaii. ... Barnstable is also the name of one of the villages within the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Cotuit is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. ... Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis Statue of Iyannough, in downtown Hyannis. ... Marstons Mills is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Osterville is a village in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... West Barnstable is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Lighthouse_chatham. ... Image File history File links Lighthouse_chatham. ... Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable County Settled 1670 Incorporated 1694 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Leader Town Administrator Area  - Town  33. ... Settled: 1656 â€“ Incorporated: 1803 Zip Code(s): 02631 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Seal of Chatham, MA Chatham is a town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. ...   Settled: 1693 â€“ Incorporated: 1797 Zip Code(s): 02653 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Eastham is a town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1724 â€“ Incorporated: 1775 Zip Code(s): 02667 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1700 â€“ Incorporated: 1709 Zip Code(s): 02666 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... The Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), created on August 7th, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, encompasses 43,500 acres (176 km²) of ponds, woods and beachfront on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Stephen Leatherman, nicknamed Dr. Beach, is the director of the Florida International University coastal research lab. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1620 Incorporated (town) 1670 Government [1]  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Manager Mark Sylvia Area  - Total 134. ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ... Cape Cod Bay is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Map of Buzzards Bay. ... Nantucket Sound is a roughly triangular area of the Atlantic Ocean offshore from the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Nantucket County Settled 1641 Incorporated 1671 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  105. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... The Elizabeth Islands, off the coast of Massachusetts The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands extending southwest from the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the United States. ... Gosnold is a town located in Dukes County, Massachusetts. ... An aerial view of the island Cuttyhunk Island is the outermost of the Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts, located between Buzzards Bay to the north and Vineyard Sound to the south. ...


Geology

"East of America, there stands in the open Atlantic the last fragment of an ancient and vanished land. Worn by the breakers and the rains, and disintegrated by the wind, it still stands bold." - Henry Beston, from his book The Outermost House Author of The Outermost House, written in 1925. ... The Outermost House by naturalist writer Henry Beston is a book published in 1928 by Doubleday and Doran and is now published by Henry Holt and Company in New York. ...

Dunes on Sandy Neck, forming part of the Cape's barrier beach, helping to prevent erosion

Cape Cod forms a continuous archipelagic region with a thin line of islands stretching toward New York, historically known by naturalists as the Outer Lands. This continuity is due to the fact that the islands and Cape are all terminal glacial moraines laid down some 16,000 to 20,000 years ago. Image File history File linksMetadata Ccnatsea. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ccnatsea. ... The Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), created on August 7th, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, encompasses 43,500 acres (176 km²) of ponds, woods and beachfront on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ... The Mergui Archipelago The Archipelago Sea, situated between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland, the largest archipelago in the world by the number of islands. ... The Outer Lands The Outer Lands is a term denoting the prominent archipelagic region off of the southern coast of New England in the United States. ... This article is about geological phenomena. ...


Most of Cape Cod's geological history involves the advance and retreat of the Laurentide ice sheet in the late Pleistocene geological era and the subsequent changes in sea level. Using radiocarbon dating techniques, researchers have determined that around 23,000 years ago, the ice sheet reached its maximum southward advance over North America, and then started to retreat. By about 18,000 years ago, the ice sheet had retreated past Cape Cod. By roughly 15,000 years ago, it had retreated past southern New England. When so much of Earth's water was locked up in massive ice sheets, the sea level was lower. The Laurentide ice sheet was a massive sheet of ice that covered hundreds of thousands of square miles, including most of Canada and a large portion of the northern United States, between ~ 90,000 and ~ 18,000 years before the present day. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... Radiocarbon dating is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring isotope carbon-14 (14C) to determine the age of carbonaceous materials up to about 60,000 years. ...


As the ice began to melt, the sea began to rise. Initially, sea level rose quickly, about 15 meters (50 feet) per 1,000 years, but then the rate declined. On Cape Cod, sea level rose roughly 3 meters (11 feet) per millennium between 6,000 and 2,000 years ago. After that, it continued to rise at about 1 meter (3 feet) per millennium. By 6,000 years ago, the sea level was high enough to start eroding the glacial deposits that the vanished continental ice sheet had left on Cape Cod. The water transported the eroded deposits north and south along the outer Cape's shoreline. Those reworked sediments that moved north went to the tip of Cape Cod.


Provincetown Spit, at the northern end of the Cape, consists largely of marine deposits, transported from farther up the shore. Sediments that moved south created the islands and shoals of Monomoy. So while other parts of the Cape have dwindled from the action of the waves, these parts of the Cape have grown. Also, many "kettle ponds" — clear, cold lakes — were formed on Cape Cod as a result of the receding glacier. Kettle lakes in Siberia, adjacent to the Gulf of Ob (image right). ...


This process continues today. Due to its position jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape and islands are subject to massive erosion. Geologists say that, due to erosion, the Cape will be completely submerged by the sea in thousands of years.[6] This erosion causes the washout of beaches and the destruction of the barrier islands; for example, the ocean broke through the barrier island at Chatham during Hurricane Bob in 1991, allowing waves and storm surges to hit the coast with no obstruction. Consequently, the sediment and sand from the beaches is being washed away and deposited elsewhere. While this destroys land in some places, it creates land elsewhere, most noticeably in marshes where sediment is deposited by waters running through them. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 1991. ...


Climate

Cape Cod has a temperate marine climate. Although the weather is typically more moderate than inland locations, there have been occasions where Cape Cod has dealt with the brunt of extreme weather situations (such as the Blizzard of 2005 and Hurricane Bob). Because of the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, temperatures are typically a few degrees cooler in the summer and a few degrees warmer in the winter. A common misconception is the climate is influenced largely by the warm Gulf Stream current, however that current turns eastward off the coast of Virginia and the waters off the Cape are more influenced by the cold Canadian Labrador Current. The Cape's climate is also notorious for a delayed spring season, being surrounded by an ocean which is still cold from the winter; however, it is also known for an exceptionally mild fall season (Indian Summer), thanks to the ocean remaining warm from the summer. The highest temperature ever recorded on Cape Cod was 104 °F (40 °C) in Provincetown[2], and the lowest temperature ever was -12 °F (-24 °C) in Barnstable.[3] Abandoned cars line Route 6A in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, one of the hardest hit areas, receiving as much as 40 inches of snow during the Blizzard of 2005. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 1991. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... The Labrador Current is a cold current in the north Atlantic Ocean which flows from the Arctic Ocean south along the coast of Labrador and passes around Newfoundland, continuing south along the east coast of Nova Scotia. ... An Indian summer day Indian summer is a name given to a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn, not long before winter. ...


The water surrounding Cape Cod moderates winter temperatures enough to extend the USDA hardiness zone 7 to its northernmost limit in eastern North America.[4] Consequently, many plant species typically found in more southerly latitudes grow there, including Camellias, Ilex opaca, Albizia julibrissin, and Araucaria araucana. Temperature scale of hardiness zones, showing the average annual minimum temperature boundaries for the zones A hardiness zone is a geographically-defined zone in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by temperature hardiness, or ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. ... Camellia Categories: Stub | Flowers ... Binomial name Ilex opaca American holly (Ilex opaca) is a small to medium broadleaved evergreen tree in the family Aquifoliaceae. ... Binomial name Albizia julibrissin (Willd. ... Binomial name (Molina) K. Koch Araucaria araucana (Pehuén or Monkey-puzzle) is the hardiest species in the conifer genus Araucaria. ...


Precipitation on Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is the lowest in New England region , averaging slightly less than 40 inches a year (most parts of New England average 42-46 inches). This is due to storm systems which move across western areas, building up in mountainous regions, and dissipating before reaching the coast where the land has leveled out. The region does not experience a greater number of sunny days however, as the number of cloudy days is the same as inland locales, in addition to increased fog. Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... For other uses, see Fog (disambiguation). ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °F
(°C)
35.7
(2.1)
36.5
(2.5)
43.2
(6.2)
53.1
(11.7)
62.5
(16.9)
74.3
(23.5)
79.5
(26.3)
80.0
(26.7)
77.1
(25.2)
65.1
(18.4)
54.6
(12.6)
41.8
(5.4)
58.5
(14.7)
Avg low °F
(°C)
22.4
(-5.3)
23.0
(-5.0)
29.6
(-1.3)
36.9
(2.7)
47.7
(8.7)
58.3
(14.6)
66.6
(19.2)
68.5
(20.3)
60.0
(15.5)
49.9
(9.9)
39.1
(3.9)
28.0
(-2.2)
44.1
(6.7)
Rainfall in inches
(millimeters)
3.86
(98.0)
2.97
(75.4)
3.74
(95.8)
3.62
(90.4)
3.29
(80.3)
3.02
(74.2)
2.45
(62.2)
2.56
(67.6)
2.94
(75.9)
3.34
(81.3)
3.57
(90.7)
3.65
(92.7)
39.01
(990.85)

Native population

Cape Cod has been the home of the Wampanoag tribe of Native American people for many centuries. They survived off the sea and were accomplished farmers. They understood the principles of sustainable forest management, and were known to light controlled fires to keep the underbrush in check. They helped the Pilgrims who arrived in Fall 1620, to survive at their new Plymouth Colony. The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in the Wampanoag language) are a Native American people. ... http://www. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... It has been suggested that American Tree Farm System be merged into this article or section. ... Firing the woods in a South Carolina forest with a custom made igniter mounted on an all terrain vehicle. ... This article is about a particular group of seventeenth-century European colonists of North America. ... Seal of Plymouth Colony Map of Plymouth Colony showing town locations Capital Plymouth Language(s) English Religion Puritan, Separatist Government Monarchy Legislature General Court History  - Established 1620  - First Thanksgiving 1621  - Pequot War 1637  - King Philips War 1675–1676  - Part of the Dominion of New England 1686–1688  - Disestablished 1691...


The Natives eventually lost their lands through purchase and expropriation by the British colonists. Currently, there are no Indian reservations on Cape Cod. The documentary Natives of the Narrowland (1993, narrated by actress Julie Harris) shows the history of the Wampanoag people's through the lens of Cape Cod archaeological sites. In 1974, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Inc. was formed to articulate the concerns of those with Native American ancestry. The federal government was petitioned in 1975 and again in 1990 for official recognition of the Mashpee Wampanoag as a "tribe". In May 2007, the Wampanoag tribe was finally federally recognized as a tribe.[7] The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in the Wampanoag language) are a Native American people. ... This article is about Native Americans. ... Actress Julie Harris photo taken by Carl Van Vechten 1952 Julie Harris (born Julia Ann Harris on December 2, 1925 in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan) is an American actress. ...


History

Cape Cod was a landmark for early explorers, possibly the "Promontory of Vinland" mentioned by the Norse voyagers (985-1025). Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 approached it from the south, and Esteban Gómez the next year called it Cape St. James. Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602 gave it the name that survives. Samuel de Champlain charted its sand-silted harbors in 1606 and Henry Hudson landed there in 1609. Captain John Smith noted it on his map of 1614 and at last the Pilgrims entered the "Cape Harbor" and--contrary to the popular myth of Plymouth Rock--made their first landing near present-day Provincetown on November 11, 1620. Nearby, in what is now Eastham, they had their first encounter with Native Americans. For the historical novel by George Mackay Brown, which depicts Leif Eiríkssons voyage, see Vinland (novel). ... Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. ... Esteban Gómez, also known as Estevan Gomez (c. ... Bartholomew Gosnold (1572 - August 22, 1607) was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer. ... Statue symbolizing Samuel de Champlain in Ottawa. ... No portrait of Hudson is known to be in existence. ... Statue at Jamestown VA, photo Aug 2007 Captain/Sir John Smith (1580–June 21, 1631), was an English soldier, sailor, and author. ... This article is about a particular group of seventeenth-century European colonists of North America. ... Plymouth Rock, described by some as the most disappointing landmark in America because of its small size and poor visitor access. ... Nickname: Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts U.S. Census Map Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable Settled 1700 Incorporated 1727 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town    Manager Sharon Lynn Area  - Total 17. ... Eastham is a town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ...

Hyannis Harbor on Nantucket Sound.
Hyannis Harbor on Nantucket Sound.

Cape Cod was among the first places settled by Europeans in North America. Aside from Barnstable (1638), Sandwich (1636) and Yarmouth (1639) the Cape's fifteen towns developed slowly. The final town to be established on the Cape was Mashpee in 1880. Provincetown was a group of huts until the 18th century. A channel from Massachusetts Bay to Buzzards Bay is shown on Southack's map of 1717, but the present Cape Cod Canal had a troubled development from 1870 to 1914. The Federal government purchased it in 1928. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 572 KB) Summary Harbor of Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 572 KB) Summary Harbor of Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1638 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - Town    Manager John C. Klimm Area  - City  76. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1639 Government type Open town meeting Area    - Town  44. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1639 Incorporated 1639 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  28. ... Mashpee is a town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Provincetown is a town located at the tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ... Map of Buzzards Bay. ... The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway traversing the narrow neck of land that anchors Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts. ...


Thanks to its early settlement and intensive land use, by the time Henry Thoreau saw Cape Cod during his four visits over 1849 to 1857, its vegetation was depauperate and trees were scarce. As all heating was by wood, and it took 10 to 20 cords (40 to 80 m³) of wood to heat a home, most of Cape Cod was cleared early on. Other areas were planted to crops familiar to the English but unsuited to Cape Cod's thin, glacially derived soils. For instance, much of Eastham was planted to wheat. Burning of woodlands was common to release nutrients into the soil. Improper and intensive farming led to erosion and the loss of topsoil. Dunes on the outer Cape became more common and many harbors filled in with eroded soils. By 1800, most of Cape Cod's firewood came by boat from Maine. The paucity of vegetation was worsened by the Merino sheep and wool "mania" that reached its peak in New England around 1840. The early industrial revolution, which occurred through much of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, bypassed Cape Cod due to a lack of significant water power in the area, and as a result, combined with its geographic position, the Cape developed as a large fishing and whaling center. After 1860 and the opening of the West, agricultural abandonment began on the Cape so that by 1950 it had more forests than at any time since the 18th century. Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862; born David Henry Thoreau) was a noted American author and philosopher who is most famous for Walden, his essay on civil disobedience, and his call for the preservation of wilderness. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the breed of sheep. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Cape Cod became a summer haven for harried urbanites beginning at the end of the nineteenth century as improved rail transportation made the towns of the Upper Cape, like Bourne and Falmouth, accessible to Bostonians. At the beginning of the twentieth century many large, shingled "cottages" were built along Buzzards Bay for the Northeastern mercantile elite. The relaxed summer environment offered by Cape Cod was brought to the attention of the whole nation by writers including Joseph C. Lincoln, who published countless short stories about Cape Cod folks in popular magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and the Delineator. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1884 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  52. ... Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable Settled 1660 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Administrator Robert Whritenour Area  - Town  54. ... Buzzards Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the state of Massachusetts. ... Joseph Crosby Lincoln, (born February 13, 1870 in Brewster, Massachusetts died March 10, 1944 in Winter Park, Florida) was an American author of novels, poems, and short stories, many set in a fictionalized Cape Cod. ... There have been many publications called the Saturday Evening Post; several were/are local British newspapers. ...


Guglielmo Marconi made the first transatlantic wireless transmission originating in the United States from Cape Cod, at Wellfleet. The beach he made the first wireless transmission from is now known as Marconi Beach. He then built upon this success in 1914 by opening the maritime wireless station WCC in Chatham, which had a hand in the communications of Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes, Admiral Byrd, and the Hindenburg. He chose this site due to Chatham's vantage point on the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded on three sides by water. Walter Cronkite narrrated a 17 minute documentary in 2005 about the history of the Chatham Station. For the inventor of radio,Marconi see the competing claims in history of radio and the invention of radio. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, author and womens rights advocate. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ... Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, USN (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an pioneering polar explorer and famous aviator. ... Hindenburg may refer to: Persons: Paul von Hindenburg (1847 – 1934), German general in World War I and president of Germany (1925 – 1934) Oskar von Hindenburg (1883 – 1960), son of the former Carl Hindenburg (1741–1808), mathematician Hindenburg, Japanese comic writer Places (all named after Paul von Hindenburg): Hindenburg (Altmark) in... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ...


Much of the East-facing Atlantic seacoast of Cape Cod consists of wide, sandy beaches. In 1961, a significant portion of this coastline—already slated for housing subdivisions—was made a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore by President John F. Kennedy, and thus is protected from development. Large portions are open to the public, including the "Marconi Site" in Wellfleet, a park built around the site of the first two-way transoceanic radio transmission (by Theodore Roosevelt using Guglielmo Marconi's equipment). The Atlantic Ocean, not including Arctic and Antarctic regions. ... The Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), created on August 7th, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, encompasses 43,500 acres (176 km²) of ponds, woods and beachfront on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Settled: 1724 â€“ Incorporated: 1775 Zip Code(s): 02667 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... For other persons named Theodore Roosevelt, see Theodore Roosevelt (disambiguation). ... For the inventor of radio,Marconi see the competing claims in history of radio and the invention of radio. ...


Lighthouses of Cape Cod

"Lighthouses, from ancient times, have fascinated members of the human race. There is something about a lighted beacon that suggests hope and trust and appeals to the better instincts of mankind." - Edward Rowe Snow Edward Rowe Snow (1902-1982) was an American author and historian from Winthrop, Massachusetts. ...


Due to its constantly moving and dangerous shoals, since very early in its history Cape Cod's shores have featured beacons which warn ships of the danger. There are numerous working lighthouses on Cape Cod and the Islands, including Highland Light, Nauset Light, Chatham Light, Race Point Light, and Nobska Light, operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, which are frequently photographed symbols of Cape Cod. Others include: Eddystone Lighthouse, one of the first wavewashed lighthouses For other uses, see Lighthouse (disambiguation). ... Highland Light (Cape Cod Light) is a historical lighthouse located in Truro, Massachusetts within the Cape Cod National Seashore. ... Nauset Light is a lighthouse located in Eastham, Massachusetts. ... Chatham Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Massachusetts, New England, USA. In 1808 the first set of lights were constructed on the bluff named James Head to act as a set of range lights for the shifting shoals of the Chatham Harbor entrance. ... Cape Cod National Seashore Race Point Light Station, featured in Maritime History of Massachusetts--A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary Race Point Lighthouse. ... Nobska Light, or Nobsque Light, is a lighthouse located at the division between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on the southwestern tip of Cape Cod. ...


Upper Cape: Wings Neck


Mid Cape: Sandy Neck, South Hyannis, Lewis Bay, Bishop and Clerks, Monomoy, Bass River, Stage Harbor


Outer Cape: Wood End, Long Point, Pamet, Mayo Beach, Billingsgate, Three Sisters, Nauset


Transportation

Cape Cod is connected to the mainland by a pair of canal-spanning highway bridges from Bourne and Sagamore that were constructed in the 1930s, and a vertical-lift railroad bridge. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1884 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  52. ... Sagamore is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ...


The entire Cape is roughly bisected lengthwise by U.S. Route 6, locally known as the Mid-Cape Highway and officially as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST California US-395 INY 0. ...


Commercial air service to Cape Cod operates out of Barnstable Municipal Airport and Provincetown Municipal Airport. Several bus lines service the Cape. There are ferry connections from Boston to Provincetown and from Plymouth to Provincetown, as well as from Hyannis to the islands. Barnstable Municipal Airport (IATA:HYA, ICAO:KHYA) is an airport located in Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Provincetown Municipal Airport (IATA: PVC, ICAO: KPVC) is a public airport located just northwest of Provincetown, Massachusetts at the very end of Cape Cod. ... Boston redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1620 Incorporated (town) 1670 Government [1]  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Manager Mark Sylvia Area  - Total 134. ...


Cape Cod has a public transportation network comprising buses operated by three different companies, a rail line, taxis and paratransit services. Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. ...


Bus

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority(CCRTA opperates a public bus system called the Breeze, which covers almost the entire Cape. They have three year round long distance route, The Sealine which runs on the Western half of Cape Cod between Hyannis and Falmouth, The H20, which runs on the Eastern half of Cape Cod, from Hyannis to Orleans, and the Flex, which traverses the Outer Cape, from Orleans to Provincetown. The Flex permits off route drop offs and pickups of up to 3/4 miles for an increased fare. Additionally there are two Barnstable/ Hyannis local routes that also run year round. In the Summer, there are additional local routes that run in Falmouth/Woods Hole (WOOSH), Provincetown, and Yarmouth, as well as a free beach shuttle in Hyannis. CCRTA also operates the B-Bus paratransit service. Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, or CCRTA opperates a system of seasonal and year-round fixed and flexible route bus services around Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ...


Long distance bus service is operated by Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway, with regular service to Boston and Logan Airport, as well as less frequent service to Provincetown. Bonanza Bus Lines also runs a long distance service to Providence, T.F. Green Airport, and New York City. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... FAA diagram of Logan Airport Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S., with 22 million passengers a year using its 43 airlines. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ... Providence may mean: Divine Providence Providence College in Rhode Island, USA Providence, television series Providence, a 1977 film Providence, a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves Providence, 1970s-era Providence may also refer to: Providence, Rhode Island (in Providence County) Providence, Alabama Providence, Kentucky Providence, New York It is also the... T. F. Green Airport is an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, near Providence. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Rail

Regular passenger rail service through Cape Cod ended in 1959. In 1978, the tracks east of South Dennis were abandoned and replaced with the very popular bicycle trail, known as the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Another bike trail, the Shining Sea Bikeway, was built over tracks between Woods Hole and Falmouth in 1975; construction to extend this path to North Falmouth over 6.3 miles of inactive rail bed began in April 2008[8]. Active freight service remains in the Upper Cape area in Sandwich in Bourne, largely due to a trash transfer station located at Massachusetts Military Reservation. In 1986, Amtrak ran a seasonal service in the summer from New York City to Hyannis called the Cape Codder. Since its demise in 1996, there have been periodic discussions about reinstating passenger rail service from Boston to reduce car traffic to and from the Cape, with officials in Bourne seeking to extend MBTA's commuter service from Middleboro to Buzzards Bay[9]. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Cape Codder used the Northeast Corridor to Attleboro, Massachusetts, where it split to reach Cape Cod. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ...


Cape Cod Central Railroad operates passenger train service on Cape Cod. The service is primarily tourist oriented and includes a dinner train. The scenic route between Downtown Hyannis and the Cape Cod Canal is about 2½ hours round trip. The Cape Cod Central Railroad is an excursion railroad in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ... The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway traversing the narrow neck of land that anchors Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts. ...


Taxi

Taxicabs are plentiful, with several different companies operating out of different parts of the Cape. Fares for a trip between Downtown Hyannis and Barnstable Village can be as high as $20-$25.


Tourism

Tourists flock to Cape Cod for its beaches.
Tourists flock to Cape Cod for its beaches.

Although Cape Cod has a year-round population of about 230,000, it experiences a tourist season each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day, as the New England cold gives way to a brief but comfortable summer. Many businesses are specifically targeted to summer visitors, and close during the 8 to 9 months of the "off season." In the late 20th century, tourists and owners of second homes began visiting the Cape more and more in the spring and fall, softening the definition of the high season and expanding it somewhat. Some particularly well-known Cape products and industries include cranberries, shellfish (particularly oysters and clams) and lobstering. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1320 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Cod Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1320 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Cod Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... “Cranberries” redirects here. ... Cooked mussels Shellfish is a term used to describe shelled molluscs and crustaceans used as food. ... The name oyster is used for a number of different groups of mollusks which grow for the most part in marine or brackish water. ... A traditional Maine lobster boat, used to haul and maintain the lobster traps. ...


Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, also berths several whale watching fleets who patrol the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Most fleets guarantee a whale sighting (mostly humpback, finback, and sei whales), and one is the only federally certified operation qualified to rescue whales. Provincetown has also long been known as an art colony, attracting writers and artists. Many hotels and resorts are friendly to or cater to gay and lesbian tourists and it is known as a gay mecca in the summer.[10] Provincetown is a town located at the tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... This article is about the animal. ...


Cape Cod is popular for its outdoor activities like beach walking, biking, boating, fishing, go-karts, golfing, kayaking, miniature golf, and unique shopping. There are 27 public, daily-fee golf courses and 15 private courses on Cape Cod.[11] Bed and breakfasts or vacation houses are often used for lodging.


Sports

The Cape has nine amateur baseball franchises playing within Barnstable County in the Cape Cod Baseball League. The Wareham Gatemen also play in the Cape Cod Baseball League in nearby Wareham, Massachusetts in Plymouth County. The league has been in existence since 1885. Teams in the league are the Bourne Braves, Brewster Whitecaps, Chatham Athletics, Cotuit Kettleers, Falmouth Commodores, Harwich Mariners, Hyannis Mets, Orleans Cardinals, Wareham Gatemen and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Pro ball scouts frequent the games in the summer, looking for stars of the future. Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) is a baseball league located on Cape Cod in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, in which many college baseball stars play during the summer. ... Wareham is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... The Bourne Braves are an amateur baseball team based in Bourne, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the leagues Western Division. ... The Brewster Whitecaps are an amateur baseball team based in Brewster, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the leagues Eastern Division. ... The Chatham Athletics, more commonly referred to as the Chatham As, are a team in the Cape Cod Baseball League. ... The Cotuit Kettleers are an amateur baseball team based in Cotuit, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the leagues Western Division. ... The Falmouth Commodores are a team in the Cape Cod Baseball League. ... The Harwich Mariners are an amateur baseball team based in Harwich, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the leagues Eastern Division. ... The Hyannis Mets are an amateur baseball team based in Hyannis, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the leagues Western Division. ... The Orleans Cardinals are a team in the Cape Cod Baseball League. ... The Wareham Gatemen are an amateur baseball team based in Wareham, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the leagues Western Division. ... The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, or Y-D Red Sox, are a team in the Cape Cod Baseball League. ...


The Cape also is home to the Cape Cod Frenzy, a team in the American Basketball Association. The Cape Cod Frenzy is an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts that played from 2004 to 2006 as the Boston Frenzy. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ...


Pro Soccer is alive on Cape Cod with the Cape Cod Crusaders playing in the Premier Development League (PDL) soccer based in Hyannis. In addition, a summer Cape Cod Adult Soccer League (CCASL) is active in several towns on the Cape. Cape Cod Crusaders are an American soccer team, founded in 1994. ...


The end of each summer is marked with the running of the world famous Falmouth road race which is held on the 3rd Saturday in August. It draws ~10,000 runners to the Cape and showcases the finest runners in the world (mainly for the large purse that the race is able to offer).


The race is 7.2 miles long, which is a non standard distance in any acceptable form of measurement. The reason for the unusual distance is that the man who thought the race up (Tommy Leonard) was a bartender who wanted a race along the coast from one bar (The Cap'n Kidd in Woods Hole) to another (The Brothers Four in Falmouth Heights). While the bar in Falmouth heights is no longer there, the race still starts at the front door of the Cap'n Kidd in Woods Hole and now finishes at the beach in Falmouth Heights.


Islands off Cape Cod

Like Cape Cod itself, the islands south of Cape Cod have turned from being whaling and trading areas to resort destinations for the Northeast, attracting old, wealthy families, celebrities, and prosperous tourists alike. The islands include Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, as well as the Elizabeth Island Chain, which includes the Forbes family-owned Naushon Island, which was purchased by John Murray Forbes with profits from opium dealing in the China trade during the Opium War. The only accessible Elizabeth Island is the southernmost one in the chain, Cuttyhunk, with its humble year-round population of 52 people. Several prominent families have established compounds or estates on the larger islands, making these Cape Cod offshore islands some of the wealthiest resorts in the Northeast, yet they retain much of the early merchant trading and whaling culture. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Nantucket County Settled 1641 Incorporated 1671 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  105. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... The Elizabeth Islands, off the coast of Massachusetts The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands extending southwest from the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the United States. ... This article is about the Forbes family related to US Senator John Kerry. ... The Elizabeth Islands, off the coast of Massachusetts Naushon Island, part of the Elizabeth Islands, is seven miles (11 km) long, just off (SW of) Cape Cod, and four statute miles (6 km) NW of Marthas Vineyard. ... John Murray Forbes John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 - October 12, 1898), one of three brothers sent by their uncle to Canton, amassed a fortune in the opium trade and China trade during the Opium Wars. ... This article is about the drug. ... There were two Opium Wars between Britain and China. ... An aerial view of the island Cuttyhunk Island is the outermost of the Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts, located between Buzzards Bay to the north and Vineyard Sound to the south. ...


References

  1. ^ Several islands off Cape Cod proper—Monomoy Island, Monomoscoy Island, Popponesset Island, and Seconsett Island—are also in Barnstable County, being part of municipalities with land on the Cape.
  2. ^ Provincetown Spit, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. NASA Earth Observatory. Retrieved on 2006-05-02.
  3. ^ http://www.falmouthchamber.com/documents/FalmouthVillages.pdf?PHPSESSID=6160630e0f83d1300dfa091e432e78c8 Falmouth Chamber of Commerce (Accessed: December 21, 2006). Falmouth: A Pleasing Octet of Villages. Press kit.
  4. ^ http://www.town.barnstable.ma.us/InformationSystems/GIS/VILLAGES.PDF Barnstable, Massachusetts GIS Maps (Accessed: December 21, 2006 E911 Map - Town of Barnstable.
  5. ^ Leatherman, Stephen. DrBeach.org - America's Best Beaches 2007. Dr.Beach.Org. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  6. ^ Oldale, Robert N. Coastal Erosion on Cape Cod: Some Questions and Answers. WoodsHole.er.usgs.gov. Retrieved on 2007-11-30.
  7. ^ Stephanie Vosk. "Wampanoag tribe wins recognition", Cape Cod Times, 2007-05-25. Retrieved on 2007-06-05. 
  8. ^ Reckford, Laura. Lawrence-Lynch Will Build Bike Path, Falmouth Enterprise, retrieved 2008-04-04]
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  10. ^ Provincetown- Hotels, Guest Houses, and Inns (2006) Pink Choice, retrieved 6/10/2007Provincetown lodging
  11. ^ Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, retrieved 6/10/2007golf courses

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