Delft Haven, the prettiest tourist cottage colony in town, was begun around 1934 by Ralph S. Carpenter, the retired general manager of the Caribbean Sugar Company of Cuba, who lived at 11 Commercial Street. He named the project for the harbor town in Holland from which the Pilgrims had set sail. Carpenter was among the first hosts to try catering to tourists with amenities. “The rest of the world enjoys a bath once in a while,” he said in 1937. “More than anything else, the town needs bathrooms and better beds.” Delft Haven sits astride the road, with one complex at 7 Commercial Street and another at 10 Commercial Street, and is very conscientiously maintained.