2010 Population: 2,942
Provincetown grew very slowly during the 18th century and its population fluctuated with the price of fish. Farming was of secondary importance and aside from the fishing industry, there were only some salt works and one mill. After the Revolution, the town boomed and its population rose 276.6% between 1790 and 1830. Despite its relative lack of good farm land, by the middle of the 19th century, Provincetown had developed as the prime maritime, fishing and commercial center of the Cape. The Civil War, which destroyed so much New England business, only provided more markets for Provincetown's fish. Portuguese sailors, picked up by American ships in the Azores and Cape Verde Islands to fill out their crews, came to Provincetown to live and additional Portuguese immigrants had moved to town by the 19th century to work on the whaling boats and coastal fishing vessels. In 1875, there were 25 coastwise and 36 ocean vessels operating in town, more than any community in the state including Boston. Provincetown was a bustling place with all of the ancillary maritime businesses operating, such as ship chandlers, shipwrights, sail makers, caulkers, riggers and blacksmiths.
378 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA
phone: (508) 487-0383
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|60% OFF an Antique Whale Tooth Heart-Shaped Necklace from Black Whale Gallery in Hyannis|
Saturday April 18, 2015
|YOU PAY $18.00 VALUE $45.00 YOU SAVE 60%!Today?s Cape Cod Daily Deal is 60% OFF an Antique Whale Tooth Heart-Shaped Pendent on a 18? silver chain at Black Whale Gallery on Main Street in Hyannis.
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Renowned scrimshaw artist Nancy Lyon has expanded and moved her retail business from the artists shanties at Bismore Park to a new location on Main St. in Hyannis.
The gallery carries Nancy’s scrimshaw, etchings, note cards, and painting work. She also features an eclectic collection of work from other local artists. Fine photography from Roberta Anslow (another shanty artist) and Amy Addison is featured. She also has a line of Nantucket baskets handcrafted by Larry Brewster (member of Nantucket Basket Makers Assoc.) and Janice Card. Sailors Valentines created by Gail Condit add another nautical touch to the gallery. Pewter jewelry crafted by Wellfleet artist Jeff Mitchell and beautiful stained glass by Provincetown artist Chris Pearson brighten up the shop. Another shanty artist, Christine Esperson, has a line of her pottery in the gallery along with some fine silver, stone, and beaded jewelry by Tristine Herb.
The gallery carries its own line of handmade soaps and gift baskets. Anyone that appreciates the artistry of our incredibly talented local artists will find something for their taste at the Black Whale Gallery.
Normal hours are 10-5, Mondays through Saturdays, with evening hours during the Summer season. If you?re looking for unique gifts for special people, the Black Whale Gallery has something for you!
To redeem, bring your gift card into Black Whale Gallery at 493 Main Street in Hyannis to pick up your necklace. Check out this deal »|