Author: Brian Shortsleeve

Brian Shortsleeve is the owner, publisher, and founder of Cape Cod Life Publications. His personal column, “Gunkholing,” has appeared in all issues of Cape Cod LIFE since the very first issue in 1979.

Brian Shortsleeve

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Gunk’holing: The Changing Coast Line 

gunk’holing is the art of getting a boat into any small shallow cove, forbidden to boats of deeper draft and…

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Gunk’holing: Letter From A Friend

I have been friends with Nancy and Brian Donohoe for about 50 years. Nancy’s daughter Heidi and her great-grandmother are…

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Gunkholing: Memories are Made of This

This August issue of Cape Cod LIFE, focusing on “Old Cape Cod” will help many of us remember our earliest…

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Gunkholing: LIFE is a Feast

This issue of Cape Cod Life, “July“ is devoted largely to cover the dining business on the Cape & Islands.…

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Gunkholing: Best of Cape Cod & the Islands

Now for 32 years Cape Cod Life has been publishing an annual issue reporting our readers’ opinions, by ballot, on…

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Gunkholing: Home Is Where the Hearth Is

When I was in grammar school in Elmira, New York, my father used to build a fire in our living…

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Gunkholing: New Year, New View

Publisher Brian Shortsleeve reminisces on the various moves throughout his life.

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Gunkholing: Celebrate the Holidays on the Cape & Islands

‘Tis the season to give thanks and celebrate. Starting the day before Thanksgiving, celebrate the Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim…

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Gunkholing: Bill Zammer 1945-2021

It has been just over a year since our good friend Bill Zammer passed away. For those of you who may not recognize the name behind the corporation Cape Cod Restaurants, Inc., you most certainly must be familiar with the successful restaurants that Bill built across the Cape …

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Gunkholing: “Olde Cape Cod”

In our August issue, in recent years we have done our best to capture “Olde Cape Cod.” The cover photo…

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Gunkholing: Cuttyhunk

When I began publishing Cape Cod Life 43 years ago, photography was a hobby of mine. I enjoyed photographing locations…

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Gunkholing: Photos by Joshua Shortsleeve

We have just introduced a new section in our online shop under our Photography Prints: Photos by Joshua Shortsleeve.

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Gunkholing: The “Head of The Bay” in the Off-Season

Now living in the area known as “The Head of the Bay,” meaning Buzzards Bay, has proved to be wonderfully eye opening for Publisher Brian Shortsleeve.

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Gunkholing: An Off-Season Getaway

Join the Shortsleeves as they enjoy three nights on Martha’s Vineyard during the off-season!

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Gunkholing: A Special Memory

In this holiday issue of Cape Cod Life I would like to share with you my column from the holidays…

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Gunkholing: From “The Foot of Buzzards Bay” To “The Head of The Bay”

About 40 years ago I first sailed into Buzzards Bay. I had gone to Roanoke, Virginia to buy a center-cockpit,…

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Gunkholing: Cape Cod Life Takes Us There

In the first issue of Cape Cod LIFE magazine, in 1979, I wrote, “We hope to do photo journalistic justice…

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Gunkholing: The Tides Tell the Whole Story

We include the phases of the moon in the Cape Cod Life Seascapes Calendar because the phases of the moon…

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