After Joseph Alves and Irene (Raymond) Alves got out of the retail milk business at Galeforce Farm, they got into the tourist business with the Galeforce Ranch Colony Motel and Cottages on this site. “Set your course for Provincetown and the Galeforce at any season” a 1966 brochure declared. “The finest cargo of vacation advantages ever assembled. Our motel offers the best scenic view of any Provincetown motel.” Their son and daughter-in-law, Raymond Alves and Carole Alves, sold the property in 1986 to Lorraine Wilson Hendrickson of Yarmouth, who developed the 15-unit Galeforce Village condominium in three polygonal giants — giant by Provincetown standards, anyway.
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