Provincetown Harbor, formed by a turn in the northern end
of the hook of Cape Cod, has a diameter of about 2 miles. It is
one of the best harbors on the Atlantic Coast, having a sizable
anchorage area in depths of 12 to 57 feet with excellent holding
ground. Coasters and fishermen find protection here in gales from
The historical town of Provincetown, on the northwestern
side of the harbor, is at the site of the first landing of the
MAYFLOWER in the New World. It is the home port of numerous
fishing, lobster, charter, pleasure, and sightseeing boats.
Provincetown boasts the oldest arts colony in America and is an
eclectic summer resort.