Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

PROVINCETOWN — The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown will turn 100 on August 5th, 2010.

The statuesque, 252-foot granite Pilgrim Monument was completed in 1910 to commemorate the Pilgrims' first landing in America Nov. 21, 1620, in Provincetown. The Pilgrims also signed the Mayflower Compact, an early declaration of self-governance, in Provincetown harbor.

Back 100 years ago, the monument's dedication on August 5th 1910, was a national revelation. Three years earlier President Theodore Roosevelt had arrived to help lay down the first cornerstone and kick off the construction. Then with the monument's completion in 1910, bleachers were built around the base to seat 3,000 people. A U.S. Navy fleet sailed into the harbor. President William H. Taft arrived on the presidential yacht Mayflower and anchored roughly where the original Mayflower was thought to have anchored. Taft addressed the crowd after an introduction by Governor Eben Draper. At the end of the ceremony, a young Mayflower descendant unveiled a commemorative plaque on the monument. Afterward, the partying went late into the night with a dinner for 500 people and a ball at town hall.

Lots of people — including Governor Deval Patrick will be here for the celebration but not President Obama even though he was invited.

What: 100th anniversary of the Pilgrim Monument Dedication
Where: Pilgrim Monument, High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown
When: Aug. 5
Schedule: 10 a.m. - Parade on Commercial Street;

1 p.m. - 100th anniversary and rededication ceremony at Pilgrim Monument with Gov. Deval Patrick (free);
7:30 p.m. - Closing ceremony and concert at Pilgrim Monument ($20 entry fee);
9 p.m. - Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor

For more information: or call 508-487-1310.

Looking for a place to stay? Try the beautiful historic Inn, The Revere Guest House

Friday, May 14, 2010

Films at Whaler’s Wharf Cinema May 14-20, 2010 to benefit PIFF’s Capital Campaign to purchase the Whaler’s Wharf Cinema



Sat & Sun: ANIMATED 4 & 8pm; LIVE ACTION 6pm
Mon - Thurs: LIVE ACTION 5:30pm, ANIMATED 7:30pm


“French Roast” - Fabrice O. Joubert (FRANCE, 8 mins);
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” - Nicky Phelan and Darragh
O’Connell (IRELAND, 6 mins) ; “The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama
y la Muerte)” - Javier Recio Gracia (SPAIN, 8 mins) Produced by
Antonio Banderas; “Logorama” - Nicolas Schmerkin (ARGENTINA,
16 mins) - featuring the voices of director David Fincher and screenwriter
Andrew Kevin Walker ; “A Matter of Loaf and Death” - Nick
Park (UNITED KINGDOM, 30 mins) (Runtime 101 min);

“The Door” Juanita Wilson and James Flynn (IRELAND, 17 mins)
“Instead of Abracadabra” Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
(SWEDEN, 22 mins); “Kavi” Gregg Helvey (USA/INDIA, 19 mins)
“Miracle Fish” Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey (AUSTRALIA, 17 mins) ;
“The New Tenants” Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson (DENMARK/
USA, 20 mins) - starring Law and Order: Criminal Intent’s Vincent
D’Onofrio (Runtime 101 min)

When you come to Provincetown you must stay at the most fantastic Bed and Breakfast: The historic and award winning Revere Guest House

Sunday, April 11, 2010

British warship HMS Somerset III resurfaces off Cape Cod - The Boston Globe

The wreck of the British warship HMS Somerset III, which was guarding Boston Harbor the night Paul Revere slipped by on his legendary journey to Lexington in 1775, has resurfaced in the shifting sands off Cape Cod.

Federal park officials, saying they may have only a limited window of opportunity, are seizing the moment and having the wreck “digitally preserved’’ using three-dimensional imaging technology.

“We know the wreck is going to disappear again under the sand, and it may not resurface again in our lifetimes,’’ said William P. Burke, the historian at the Cape Cod National Seashore, noting that the last time any part of the Somerset had been sighted was 37 years ago.

“Somewhere down the road, if someone’s researching the Somerset, or the effects of ocean currents on shipwrecks, or anything like that, they will have this record,’’ he said. “We’re in the forever business. We’re looking at tomorrow, but we’re also looking ahead indefinitely.’’

The Somerset fought in the American Revolution and had a crew of more than 400. In 1775, Paul Revere slipped past the ship before beginning his ride to Lexington to warn the colonials that the British were on the move. In his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,’’ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called it “a phantom ship, with each mast and spar/Across the moon like a prison bar.’’ The ship sank on Nov. 2, 1778, off the Cape.

Come to Provincetown to see this ship from the Revolutionary War. You can stay at one of the most Distinctive Inns in Provincetown, The Revere Guest House. One of the most favorite Inns at the tip of Cape Cod.