Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2021

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Page 96 of 131 95 mile down shore to view the wreck. Eldia was the largest ship to run aground on Cape Cod since the 280-foot Swedish freighter Monica came ashore near Provincetown in February of 1960. The large crowds viewing Eldia provided an off-season financial boon to many local busi- nesses. After Donjon Marine received title to the ship as payment for their services it was taken to a Rhode Island scrap yard. Later it was moved to a second scrap yard in Staten Island, NY where it was cut up. Today, these historic shipwrecks hold a spe- cial significance to Cape Cod and its culture rooted in American battles, whaling, fishing and trade. When in the area, visitors are en- couraged to learn more about these shipwrecks at various museums across the Cape. A great re- source for additional information on shipwreck exhibits at local museums is The Cape Cod Mu- seum Trail, a free online guide with the latest of- ferings from Cape Cod's museums at-a-glance: • A painting depicts what maritime life was like circa 1717 when the Whydah Galley wrecked off the coast of Wellfleet, Cape Cod. Photo courtesy of Whydah Pirate Museum The Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG36500 crew rescued 32 sailors from the tanker Pendleton in 1952. The lifeboat is on display at Rock Harbor in Orleans.

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