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Lost Ports of Cape Cod
Once upon a time, all village ports on Cape Cod were thriving, industrial working waterfronts. Merchant schooners & clipper ships sailed in and out of the Harwiches, Hyannis and Yarmouth ports (to mention a mere few), trading goods, servicing passengers, disembarking on global voyages, or coming home from travel on the high seas. The evolution of transportation, navigation, communication & production severely effected the Cape’s commercial activity from and on the ocean. The bustling harbors that once contributed to an Atlantic world economy have morphed into much different seascapes today.
Alas! Cape Cod Maritime Museum has found the Lost Ports of Cape Cod in a fine art exhibit slated to open in conjunction with Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Fall for Arts 2012. The Lost Ports exhibit shows daily working waterfronts of 18th & 19th century Cape Cod through exquisite oil paintings by local artist Kenneth Evans, who uncovers a distant imagined place that was once outside our windows.
|Where||Cape Cod Maritime Museum 135 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Museum Admission: Adults $5, Students & Seniors $4, Children under 7 FREE, & Members are FREE|
More About Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Cape Cod Maritime Museum is on a spectacular piece of land right on Barnstable Harbor. It features exhibits on boat building, shipwrecks and maritime artifacts. On display is the hull of the Sparrow-Hawk, which sank off Cape Cod in 1626, bringing settlers to the new colony.
The museum partners with local schools to promote and share the maritime experience. The featured exhibits change regularly. Information about the schedule is on the museum's informative website. It offers classes in boat design, half-model making, ship in a bottle making and boat building.
The museum offers sailboat rides on the Sarah, the museum-built replica of the 1886 Crosby catboat, for reasonable single and family rates for a one-and-a-half-hour sail. The Sarah is slipped right at the museum site on the harbor.
Supporting the museum through membership starts at $35. The gift shop is small but packed with interesting souvenirs, maritime curios and books.
Other events here
- The Art of the Catboat Daily, 10:00 am–4:00 pm