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Artwork by Delaney Gosse

She wrote of oceans and whales and other tales

By Sarah A. O'Brien / January 26, 2016

Young Edgartown girl kept a journal while traveling with her family on a three-year whaling expedition   Never underestimate the power of a girl with a journal and a story to tell; her words may one day make history. In October of 1868, Edgartown’s Laura Jernegan…

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Artwork by Nick Glaser 2016 Annual Guide

Finding poetry in the commonplace

By Catherine Aviles / January 26, 2016

Edward Hopper’s interpretive paintings of everyday scenes continue to influence—and inspire—today Edward Hopper saw Cape Cod as no one else did. The iconic American artist (1882-1967), who was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1956, may be most famous for his 1…

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Artwork by Marissa Freeman 2016 Annual Guide

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

By Ellen Albanese / January 25, 2016

The Pilgrims were quick to embrace the versatile red berry Native Americans called sasumuneash, and American whalers and mariners used the fruit to prevent scurvy. But the newcomers thought the small, pink blossoms that appear in the spring resembled the head and bill of a&h…

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Artwork by Marcus Dalpe

The fascinating story of Fernbrook

By Ann Luongo / January 25, 2016

Historic Centerville inn has ties to Hollywood, the Oval Office and more!      Built in 1881, the Fernbrook estate in Centerville has had its share of noteworthy owners and guests over the years. Famous visitors to the stunning property on Main Street have included Walt…

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Artwork by Emily Gedney

Prisoners on the peninsula

By Matt Taylor / January 25, 2016

During World War II, Cape Cod had a busy POW camp The raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima, the D-Day invasion at Normandy, and the horrific German concentration camps are just a few of the images and stories many Americans think of when…

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Nick Glaser Artwork 2016 Annual guide

CAPE COD LIFE’s 2016 student art contest–winners, details, and a slideshow

By Matthew J. Gill / January 25, 2016

Inspired by the entries we received last year, we decided to host another art contest to help us illustrate the six local history articles in this issue, our 2016 Annual Guide. The contest was open to all high school students on the Cape and Islands—and…

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Artwork by Joe Annis

A real-life blockbuster

By Matthew J. Gill / December 10, 2015

Author Nathaniel Philbrick discusses the disaster of the whale ship Essex—and the new film bringing the story to life In the 2015 Warner Bros. film In the Heart of the Sea, Chris Hemsworth and other actors portray crewmembers of an early 19th-century whale ship in…

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