Things To Do This Week On Cape Cod
The creation of the canal separated the majority of the peninsula from the mainland. Most agencies, including the Cape Cod Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency , treat the Cape as an island with regard to disaster preparedness, groundwater management, and the like. Like Cape Cod itself, the islands south of the Cape have evolved from whaling and trading areas to become resort destinations, attracting wealthy families, celebrities, and tourists.
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Initially, sea level rose quickly, about 15 metres per 1,000 years, but then the rate declined. On Cape Cod, sea level rose roughly 3 metres (9.8 ft) per millennium between 6,000 and 2,000 years ago. By 6,000 years ago, the sea level was high enough to start eroding the glacial deposits that the vanished continental ice sheet had left on Cape Cod. The water transported the eroded deposits north and south along the outer Cape’s shoreline through a process known as longshore drift.
African American Heritage Trail Of Martha’s Vineyard
Come in June to see the Cape decorated in pink roses, or in the spring to find roadsides–especially on Nantucket–splashed with daffodils. For ideas, see our list of the top tourist attractions in Cape Cod and the islands. Although its beaches and tourist attractions may be crowded in July and August, even then you’ll find uncrowded, peaceful corners, especially on the quieter north shore along Route 6-A and the long beaches of Cape Cod Bay. Reached by ferries from the southern shore of Cape Cod are the idyllic islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Other notable residents of Cape Cod have included actress Julie Harris, US Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis, figure skater Todd Eldredge, composer and radio personality Canary Burton, and novelists Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut. Influential natives included patriot James Otis, historian and writer Mercy Otis Warren, jurist Lemuel Shaw, and naval officer John Percival. By 1800, much of Cape Cod’s firewood had to be transported by boat from Maine. The paucity of vegetation was worsened by the raising of merino sheep that reached its peak in New England around 1840.