Lost Ports of Cape Cod Exhibit to Open Soon

“Yarmouth Port Day, ca. 1839” Courtesy of Kenneth M. Evans Fine Art

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum will unveil a new exhibit called Lost Ports of Cape Cod on September 25, 2012.

In the 18th and 19th Centuries, all village ports on Cape Cod were thriving, industrial working waterfronts. Merchant schooners and clipper ships sailed in and out of such ports as Harwich, Hyannis and Yarmouth, trading goods, servicing passengers, embarking on global voyages, or returning from travel on the high seas. The evolution of transportation, navigation, communication and production severely affected the Cape’s commercial activity from and on the ocean, and the bustling harbors that once contributed to an Atlantic world economy morphed into much different places today.

Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis examines the Lost Ports of Cape Cod in a fine art exhibit slated to open in conjunction with Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Fall for Arts 2012. Lost Ports shows daily working waterfronts of 18th & 19th Century Cape Cod through exquisite oil paintings by local artist Kenneth Evans.

Lost Ports of Cape Cod opens on Tuesday, September 25 and runs thru Sunday, December 16.

Special Event:

  • Lost Ports of Cape Cod Exhibit Opening Reception — Members & Invitation Only
  • Thursday, September 27, 5-7 p.m.
  • Wine & light hors d’oeuvres


  • Exhibits are open mid-March through mid-December, Tuesday—Saturday
    10 am-4 pm, Sunday 12 pm-4 pm
  • Boat Shop is open year-round for courses and volunteer training.


  • Adults $5, Students & Seniors $4, Children under 7 FREE, & Members are free

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