Annual Life 2015

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Cape Cod Past and Present

By Matthew J. Gill / April 7, 2015

A Series of 17 photos – one for each Cape town & the Islands – showcasing scenes from yesterday and today. In planning this Past & Present photography project, Dan Cutrona, one of our ace freelancers, suggested we ask Charles Sternaimolo to take on the&he…

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Homeport – Centerville

By JP Pochron / April 2, 2015

In an era dominated by shipping, many captains called this Barnstable village home. Thedy Crosby had signed on to a ship due to sail out of Centerville. The ship lay anchored in the harbor waiting for one crewmember. Thedy had changed his mind. He did…

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The Cape’s Best Public Relations Officer

By Nancy White / April 2, 2015

Joseph Lincoln’s prolific writing boosted Cape Cod tourism a century ago Wake up. Reach for a legal pad and pencil. Write. In the days before computers, word processors and spell check, this was the simple process early 20th-century author Joseph Crosby Lincoln followe…

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The Wreck of the Andrea Doria

By Chris White / February 25, 2015

A legendary ship, a monumental collision, and a miraculous rescue operation off the coast of nantucket. Since the Sparrowhawk sank off Orleans in 1626, the Cape and Islands have seemingly crooned siren songs to thousands of ships, luring them to destruction in their shifting…

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There’s history — and mystery — beneath the waters off Wellfleet

By Liam Russo / February 24, 2015

The fascinating story of Billingsgate Island. There is simplicity in the beauty of Wellfleet. The town is full of rich history, and there’s an authentic nature about those who have lived in this small community on the far reaches of Cape Cod. Looking out over…

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From Canvas to Gingerbread

By Ellen Albanese / February 23, 2015

The sweet history of a Martha’s Vineyard neighborhood. Step into the historic “campground” in the Martha’s Vineyard town of Oak Bluffs, and the bustle and glitz of this resort island fall away. In season, tourists amble along the shaded paths, ogling the famous “gi…

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Manry on a Mission

By Matthew J. Gill / February 17, 2015

Remembering one sailor’s epic journey from Falmouth, MA to Falmouth, UK When Robert Manry arrived on Cape Cod in the spring of 1965, his visit began like that of countless other tourists drawn to the region. On May 25, he and his wife, Virginia, and…

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Annual Guide 2015

Drawing on a Large Talent Pool

By Matthew J. Gill / February 10, 2015

Six articles, Nine schools, 138 entries, and a one-of-a-kind art contest We were not sure this would work. When Cape Cod LIFE art director, Jen Dow, proposed we host a contest, in which we would ask students at every Cape and Islands high school to…

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