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Homeport – Centerville

 

In an era dominated by shipping, many captains called this Barnstable village home.

Photo courtesy of Centerville Historical Museum

By the 1820s, the center of the village shifted to the sea as maritime trade became a vital part of Cape Cod life.

Growth coincided with the success of the coastal and deep water trade. Young boys from the village got an early start in the shipping business—often as cooks’ helpers.

In an era dominated by shipping, many captains called this Barnstable village home.

Photo courtesy of Centerville Historical Museum

In an era dominated by shipping, many captains called this Barnstable village home.

Photo courtesy of Centerville Historical Museum



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