About Provincetown, MA
2010 Population: 2,942
Provincetown grew very slowly during the 18th century and its population fluctuated with the price of fish. Farming was of secondary importance and aside from the fishing industry, there were only some salt works and one mill. After the Revolution, the town boomed and its population rose 276.6% between 1790 and 1830. Despite its relative lack of good farm land, by the middle of the 19th century, Provincetown had developed as the prime maritime, fishing and commercial center of the Cape. The Civil War, which destroyed so much New England business, only provided more markets for Provincetown's fish. Portuguese sailors, picked up by American ships in the Azores and Cape Verde Islands to fill out their crews, came to Provincetown to live and additional Portuguese immigrants had moved to town by the 19th century to work on the whaling boats and coastal fishing vessels. In 1875, there were 25 coastwise and 36 ocean vessels operating in town, more than any community in the state including Boston. Provincetown was a bustling place with all of the ancillary maritime businesses operating, such as ship chandlers, shipwrights, sail makers, caulkers, riggers and blacksmiths.
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The Surfside Hotel & Suites is an oceanfront boutique property located in magnificent Provincetown, Massachusetts. We take pride in providing our guests with a relaxing friendly atmosphere, professional service, and gracious hospitality - a hotel experience worth remembering. Enjoy your vacation on Cape Cod Bay in our relaxing, casual atmosphere. The Surfside Hotel is the ideal Cape Cod vacation destination for lasting memories. You're far enough away from the hustle town, but close enough to walk to galleries, restaurants, shopping and area attractions. The Surfside Hotel & Suites is located only minutes from the art district, popular eateries, hip nightclubs and wineries. Ride to the extensive bicycle trails along the Atlantic seashore.
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