Yes, there is a mechanic on Mechanic Street. His name is Peter Robert Cook (pictured) and he once ran the Provincetown Mechanics shop at 238 Bradford, in a building that is now the Provincetown Theater. He was the co-producer and co-director, with Paul deRuyter, of the 2010 documentary Dad … I Wanna Go Fishin, which tells the story of Cook, who fished aboard Little Infant and Barbara Lee, and that of his father, Joseph Cook. The film, which had its premiere at the Provincetown International Film Festival, combines home movies from the ’50s and ’70s with contemporary footage. Peter’s voice narrates the scenes. The house has been in the Cook family’s hands since 1945.
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