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Checking out the Fleet, On MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown

Written by Laura M. Reckford

PROVINCETOWN – The fleet may be considerably smaller than in years past, but Provincetown’s fishing boats still dock at MacMillan Wharf, the mega-pier in the town’s center named after arctic explorer and Provincetown native Admiral Donald MacMillan. 

The Provincetown Portuguese Festival happening this weekend celebrates the tradition of fishing in this village at the Cape’s tip. It is considered a cherished part of the town’s past.

Visitors to the pier may still see the occasional fisherman off-loading the catch of the day. But, as perhaps befits a town now known more for art than fishing, a shimmering silver sculpture of a fish steals the show on the Wharf these days.

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About the author

Laura M. Reckford

Laura M. Reckford is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. She has been a reporter and editor on Cape Cod for more than 20 years in magazines, newspapers and radio. She has also authored numerous Frommer's Travel Guide editions on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

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