The 19th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days will be celebrated from May 13th - June 10th, 2012 2012 across the Cape, and include a wide and diverse array of nautical activities. “We are proud to be a part of this special celebration that pays homage to our region's rich maritime traditions,” said Wendy Northcross, CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.
Cape Cod Maritime Days is sponsored by: Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Commission and Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.
Nearly 75 events are expected to be held during the 2012 Cape Cod Maritime Days, from lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits and lectures on maritime lore to boat-building exhibits and kayaking excursions. The month-long event will culminate the weekend of June 9th & 10th with the 11th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Festival on the Hyannis waterfront.
With 559.6 miles of coastline, the sea has been the defining essence of Cape Cod since the Pilgrims dropped the Mayflower's anchor in Provincetown Harbor in 1620. Not only is the Cape home to two town fishing fleets, but also scores of sailboats, schooners, yachts and commercial fishing vessels. Hundreds of sunken ships lost in gales and nor'easters lie like ghosts along shoals in Cape 's surrounding waters. Whaling and sea captains have hailed from the Cape, and their monument homes grace the Old King's Highway and other Cape byways. Today, whale watching excursions depart from Barnstable and Provincetown harbors for Stellwagen Bank, one of the world's finest whale feeding grounds.
For more information, visit: www.ecapechamber.com/MaritimeDays/