Exhibit Covers Provincetown’s Whaling History

During the Charles W. Morgan’s recent tour of the Cape and Islands and points beyond, Stephen Borkowski had the rare opportunity to sail aboard the historic wooden whaling vessel as a reward for the commitment he has shown to the study of Provincetown’s history. Borkowski, a member of the Provincetown Historical Commission, had been on the ship before, having visited…

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Journalist had a Dramatic Start

In his travels around the globe as a correspondent for CBS News, Seth Doane has covered stories in South America, Africa, and beautiful Bali, Indonesia. What’s better? The 1996 Harwich High School graduate is currently on a two-year assignment in Beijing, China and when the weather is nice, he bikes to the company’s news office in the city’s diplomatic region.

Before…

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Chatham Bars Inn – 100 Years of Luxury

When the Chatham Bars Inn opened for business in June of 1914, the new resort was the picture of luxury. Situated high on a bluff overlooking Aunt Lydia’s Cove—and the Atlantic beyond—the inn offered farm-fresh ingredients in the dining room, and soundproofed plastered walls and running water in the guestrooms—luxuries of the time. The grounds also featured two pools—one freshwater,…

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Along the Water

Every summer, millions of migratory fish make their way through the Cape Cod Canal, chasing their next meal. In hot pursuit, thousands of fishermen from around the region descend upon the 100-year-old waterway and cast their lines from April to November, when the striped bass run. Anglers may hook anything in the canal, from a bluefish to a tautog, but…

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One Marvelous Anniversary

Written into his contract for the construction of the Cape Cod Canal, August Belmont was also tasked with building two passenger bridges that would span the new waterway—one in Bourne, one in Sagamore—and a railroad bridge in Buzzards Bay. During the project’s buildout from 1909 to 1914, railroad lines that had run along the north side of the canal site,…

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A Page from Real Life

Sara Hoagland Hunter has worked as a journalist and a teacher in her career as well as a documentary film producer and a writer of both songs and children’s books. Her varied professional background reflects a deep and genuine interest in humanity, a sentiment that permeates her fiction.

“I think the common thread is a desire to share good ideas with…

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A Permanent Legacy

Every year, millions of people visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, paying respects to the late president whose office on Pennsylvania Avenue was just a few miles away, across the Potomac River.Kennedy’s grave famously features an eternal flame, which is set within a circular stone and surrounded by flat, lightly colored stones that are arranged…

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As She Sees It

Valerie Leri’s home studio glows with beams of sunlight streaming in from several windows. The sun’s warming effect, however, is not the only brightness illuminating the residence: the artist’s many paintings adorning the walls—and her own cheerful positive attitude—rival the sun’s effects. The goal this artist sets for each painting is to capture and communicate the positive and upbeat emotions…

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We’re 35 and Going Strong!

This year Cape Cod LIFE Publications celebrates its 35th anniversary. In 1979, Brian Shortsleeve, our publisher, had an idea for a magazine he thought readers and advertisers would like, one featuring compelling stories of the people, places, history—and food!—of Cape Cod and the Islands. The magazine would also display stunning images of the scenic region, from Nobska Light to Nauset…

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It’s Really Going to be Grand

There is a certain sense of pride that comes with the designation “Oldest town on Cape Cod” and the citizens of Sandwich take very seriously the obligation of honoring and commemorating their quintessential town’s history. From the old town hall, to the picturesque Dexter Grist Mill, to the iconic boardwalk, Sandwich residents are careful to preserve the historic integrity that…

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