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A Fresh Look at the Great Island Tavern Site
October 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am EDT
Wellfleet, MA 2667 United States
Sponsored by: Cape Cod National Seashore
Ever since the Great Island Tavern site was excavated in the late 1960s by archeologists from Plimoth Plantation, it was assumed all there was to know about this remarkable 1690s site was discovered. Fast forward to the summer of 2018 when a team of archeologists from the Fiske Center for Archeological Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston renewed efforts to uncover more about the tavern’s whaling past. Take an hour long hike out (one way) in loose sand to this spectacular setting high above Wellfleet Harbor with Cape Cod National Seashore Historian Bill Burke. Hear the latest updates on what was uncovered over the summer. Sturdy shoes, drinking water and snack are recommended, and save some energy for the way back!