Author: Ellen Albanese

Ellen Albanese is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Waquoit. Ellen has written many feature articles for Cape Cod LIFE, including stories about the “target ship” in Cape Cod Bay, the 1996 moves of Nauset and Highland Light, and the 1939 grounding of the Lutzen—a.k.a. the “blueberry boat”—off Nauset Beach.

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A Sign of the Times

Cape & Islands artisans keep the tradition of quarterboards alive Photos courtesy of Dan Driscoll Once used to identify sailing…

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Homes of the Modern House Trust

The mid-century modern homes of the Outer Cape, including those designed by architect Charlie Zehnder, are both imaginative and iconic…

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Recalling the Fireworks

For 25 years, the SS James Longstreet was used as a “target ship” in Cape Cod Bay The SS James…

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This holiday party never ends!

Monty’s of Provincetown sparkles with dazzling Christmas ornaments, Yuletide nostalgia, and holiday cheer all throughout the year He grew up poor…

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Presidential visits to Cape Cod and the Islands

From Grant to Obama, Presidents have been traveling to the region since the 1870s When the President of the United…

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It’s been 20 years since Highland and Nauset Light were moved back from eroding cliffs It’s a familiar story: Perched…

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A brief history of the cranberry—Cape Cod’s most important fruit

The Pilgrims were quick to embrace the versatile red berry Native Americans called sasumuneash, and American whalers and mariners used…

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Mashpee Wampanoag are Reviving A Long-Lost Language

Local tribe learning to speak the words of their ancestors It started with a vision. In 1993—some 14 years before federal…

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One Man’s Trash is this Man’s Treasure

At Chatham’s Atlantic Workshop, Scott Feen transforms lobster pots, boat rudders, and pretty much anything else into custom furnishings and…

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Savoring 35 years of Local Flavor- Cape Cod Potato Chips

Cape Cod Potato Chips celebrates a big anniversary in 2015 Move over, JFK Museum. Give way, harbor cruises. One of…

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Remembering the Lutzen

Recalling the freighter that went aground in a heavy fog off Chatham in 1939 In February of 1939, Lewis W.…

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From Canvas to Gingerbread

The sweet history of a Martha’s Vineyard neighborhood. Step into the historic “campground” in the Martha’s Vineyard town of Oak…

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