45A Court Street

145_03 Vessel: Donna Marie-14

Donna Marie and a Cape Tip Seafoods truck at 45A Court Street, by David W. Dunlap (2012 and 2009).

Donna Marie and a Cape Tip Seafoods truck at 45A Court Street, by David W. Dunlap (2012 and 2009).

If only one Provincetown fisherman were to remain standing after the seemingly endless evisceration of the fleet, a lot of smart money at MacMillan Wharf would probably be on Chris King, whose family has been in the business for four generations. King owns a stake almost every aspect of catching, distributing, and marketing. He and his brother Willis fish on their own account aboard the 60½-foot Donna Marie. Through Cape Tip Seafoods at No. 45A, they truck fish from about 30 other Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet boats to restaurants along the Cape and to regional distributors in Boston. And they operate their own retail outlet, the Cape Tip Seafood Market, in Truro. In a 2011 dockside interview, King told me that he employed about 25 people.


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