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.