History[ edit ] The area was originally settled by Europeans in the s as Billingsgate after the famous fish Black Recife couple in East London.
Inthe pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy was sailing nearby when his ship, the Whydahsank off shore, together with over 4. Hot pussy Maubeuge wreck was discovered inthe first of only two confirmed pirate shipwrecks ever to have been discovered.
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Wellfleet's oyster beds drove the early economy, as did whaling and fishing. The town was home to 30 whaling ships at the time of the American Revolution.
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Because of the decline of whaling and the mackerel catch in the late 19th century, the fleet declined, being completely free of schooners by The oyster fleet continued, however, and many types of shellfish continue to be harvested.
The remains of Marconi's station Guglielmo Marconi built America's first transatlantic radio transmitter station on a coastal bluff in South Wellfleet in — Most of the transmitter site is gone, however, as three quarters of the land it originally encompassed has been eroded into the sea. In Wellfleet the territory Ladies looking casual sex Carrollwood Florida 33624 the town, from Jeremy Point through the marshes and "islands" along the Herring Riverincludes Cahoon Hollow Beachand extends the length of the Atlantic shore of the town.
Construction of the Chequesset Inn in the late 19th century contributed to the development of a tourist economy in Wellfleet. The town has the second greatest concentration of art galleries Cam women Brooklyn New York Cape Cod, right after Provincetown.
It is also a popular retirement spot. The lands of Wellfleet wrap around Wellfleet Harbor, extending from the main portion of the Cape around the harbor to Jeremy Point.
At one time, Wellfleet Harbor included an island known as Billingsgate Islandwhich sat at the harbor's mouth, to the south of the point.
Once a flourishing small community with a lighthousethe island was destroyed by coastal erosion and now exists as a shoal that is exposed at low tide.
The Billingsgate shoals are split between Wellfleet and neighboring Eastham. Between the sanctuary, seashore and other small parks and beaches, seventy percent of the town's area is protected. What remains of it is a marsh that was once its Horny women in Patricksburg, known as the Silver Spring Brook Marshes.
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Climate[ edit ] The town of Wellfleet has a mild summer humid Horny women of Chateau Richer climate Dfb. The plant hardiness zone is 7a, with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 3.
The average snowiest month is February, which corresponds to the annual peak in nor'easter activity. Climate data for Wellfleet, Barnstable County, Massachusetts — averages.