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.
Provincetown's Most Unusual Restaurant!
Located in the Heart of Provincetown, Napi's has been an Outer Cape tradition for 49 years!
Whether indulging in a house classic, an innovative original, or keeping it casual with a juicy burger, Napi's chefs create something for everyone.
We’re honored to feature some of the original dishes including the award winning Portuguese Kale Soup, New England Clam Chowder, and some other Mediterranean favorites.
Our dining rooms provide a visual feast of significant local art and craftsmanship.
7 Freeman St., Provincetown, MA
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|Breaking: Large structure fire reported in Provincetown|
Wednesday November 22, 2023
|PROVINCETOWN ? Firefighters are battling a major fire in Provincetown. The call at the White Dory Bay condos at 616 Commercial St. Flames and smoke were visible and mutual aid from as far away as Hyannis was responding to the scene. By 2 PM the heavy fire had been knocked down with crews checking for [?]
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