December 20, 2016
New England Boating TV: Provincetown, MA, Now Live Online
Don’t miss this episode of New England Boating TV, when NEBO visits funky, fun and festive Provincetown Harbor. The adventure begins in Boston, where co-host Parker Kelley and the NEBO crew launches their C260 Pursuit with the team at Bosun’s Marine, which held its first-ever customer “Rendezvous” in P-town.
After departing from Charlestown, the NEBO Pursuit and 6 other boats head across Cape Cod Bay to meet up with the rest of the fleet in Provincetown. After checking in at the newly refurbished Provincetown Marina around noon, Parker chats with owners Chuck and Ann Lagasse about the marina’s amenities and improvements, which include concrete floating docks, a gas dock, a Captain’s Lounge with big-screen televisions, a fire pit, and much more. The marina offers 60 slips and more than 100 moorings, and can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet.
Also featured is a meal at tourist favorite The Lobster Pot on Commercial Street, and a look at the downtown area, which is packed with galleries, jewelry stores, nautical shops, boutiques and restaurants. Within steps of the harbor, a visiting boater can get an ice cream, buy a boa, get a tattoo, a piercing, a massage, a tarot card reading or see a show.
The episode continues with Parker’s visit to the Pilgrim Monument. This iconic mariner’s landmark was built in the early 1900’s to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing in Provincetown Harbor of the Mayflower Compact. The monument stands over 250 feet tall and offers amazing views at the top. Parker talks with Executive Director John McDonagh about the tower, which is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. At the base of the tower is the Provincetown Museum, which features exhibits and items that describe the town’s rich maritime history.
More adventure unfolds when Parker takes a trip to the Cape Cod National Seashore with Art’s Dune Tours for a look at the Cape’s majestic sand dunes and dune shacks, where artists and writers like Eugene O’Neil once stayed and worked. After the tour, Parker and the other Bosun’s Rendezvous guests enjoy an evening clam bake consisting of lobsters, steamers, corn on the cob and chowder.
Of course, no episode on P-town would be complete without some fishing, and NEBO fills the bill with some red hot striped bass action. Parker joins guide Austin Proudfoot from Goose Hummock Shops and JR from Bosun’s to quickly land more than a dozen healthy stripers off the Outer Cape. You can catch all the fun and excitement of Provincetown by tuning in this Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. on NESN.