Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shipwrecks on South Wellfleet’s Shore

One of the most poignant graves in the South Wellfleet Cemetery is that of the unknown sailors buried there. To me, this marker stands for all the suffering sailors, found and lost, who did not make it past Cape Cod’s … Continue reading

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The Lifesaving Service on Wellfleet’s Atlantic Shore

The Atlantic shore along Cape Cod is known as the “graveyard of ships” — many accounts estimate that 3,000 or more shipwrecks occurred there.   The treacherous shoals along the Cape coast were well known by mariners and avoided when possible. … Continue reading

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