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Highland Lighthouse Tower Climbs

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019
Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA 02652

Tours of Highland Light will be offered on the following dates during Cape Cod Maritime Days:

April 13 through May 10 (every day excpet Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Lighthouse Climbs: 12 PM to 4 PM
Keeper's Shop: 12 PM to 4 PM

May 11 through May 24 DAILY
Lighthouse Climbs: 12 PM to 4 PM
Keeper's Shop: 12 PM to 4 PM

May 25 through September 2 DAILY
Lighthouse Climbs: 10 AM to 5 PM
Keeper's Shop: 10 AM to 5 PM

Must be 48" tall to climb. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors
 

"Something Fishy" exhibit at Cape Cod Children's Museum

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019
Cape Cod Children's Museum, 577 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee

The Fish Market is a fun, interactive area where children and families learn firsthand about aquaculture, seafood, marine life and the fishing industry on Cape Cod.  The permanent exhibit includes a fishing trawler with tide pool, lobster trap, herring run and much more! 

Chatham Lighthouse Tours: May 1 and May 15

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Chatham Lighthouse, Shore Road, Chatham

Located on the grounds of Coast Guard Station Chatham, Chatham Light has a long and rich history. Tours offered during Cape Cod Maritime Days are on Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 15 from 1 to 3:30 pm.  For a full schedule, click here. Proper footwear required. Free admission. 

Cape Cod's Largest Scrimshaw Collection

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street, Hyannis

Come view Elizabeth H. and William Graham's personal Scrimshaw collection, which is the largest on Cape Cod. The collection is on display at the front of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum across from the newly remodeled gift shop. Come see the handmade teak cabinet that they are displayed in, and shop for the perfect nautical book, child's toy or CCMM clothing gift.

Maritime Lecture: History of Quivet Neck

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Jacob Sears Memorial Library, East Dennis

Celebrate Cape Cod Maritime Days with this interesting maritime lecture!  Mary Kuhrtz presents "History of Quivet Neck, including the Sears families, Saltworks & Sea Captains." Open to the public. $5 donation requested. 2 pm.

Photographing Highland Light

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA 02652

Join Megan O’Leary, Outer Cape Photographer, for an informal overview of how to photograph Highland Lighthouse, a Cape Cod treasure. Starts at 3 pm!

 

Peleg Nye: The Jonah of Cape Cod

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street, Hyannis

Have you ever heard the story of whaling captain Peleg Nye, who was thrown off the side of a boat and right into the mouth of a giant sperm whale? Miraculously, Nye lived to tell about it … 

Join author Nils Bockmann on Saturday, May 11 from 2:00-4:00 pm for a discussion about his book, Peleg Nye: The Jonah of Cape Cod,and the topic of whaling. 

Tours at Nauset Lighthouse

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham

Nauset Light Tours during Cape Cod Maritime Days are offered from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, May 12 and Sunday, May 19. Tours will also be offered from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, May 26.  The historic Nauset Lighthouse was rescued from the edge of a sixty-foot high eroding cliff in November 1996. The tower was moved approximately 300 feet to a new location across the road and has now been restored. Tours open to the public, donations accepted. Parking fees may apply. 

Highland Lighthouse Full Moonrise Sunset Climb

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA 02652

Watch the sunset over Provincetown and Cape Cod Bay. Bring a flashlight to walk back to the parking lot. Must be 48" to climb the tower.

 

Spring Rowing Rendezvous

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Kalmus Beach, Hyannis

On Saturday, May 18, join the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and the Cape Cod Traditional Small Craft Association (CCTSCA) for the annual Spring Rowing Rendezvous at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis!

No sign up, no fee, just fun! Here’s your chance to try rowing a number of traditional New England small boats. CCTSCA members will be bringing their own boats, many owner built. The boats will available for short rows, and assistance will be available for beginners.

Boaters will get their feet wet, so plan accordingly!

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