8 Atwood Avenue

Spot a white-on-blue plaque showing a house aboard a scow — as there is in this wonderful example of the three-quarter Cape — and you’re in the presence of a building that was floated over to town from Long Point, an 1818 settlement established on the thin finger of land that separates Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown harbor. Fish were once abundant in nearby waters, but by the late 1860s, the settlement was moribund. Almost 40 structures were salvaged, however, and floated over to Provincetown exactly as the plaque suggests, including this one and two nearby: 10 Atwood Avenue and 12 Atwood Avenue.

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