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Railroad wharf passengers disembark in Provincetown
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Passengers disembark from the Cape Cod. With suitcases and packages, visitors stream down Railroad Wharf into town. The horse-drawn “accommodation” which met all arriving excursion vessels also returned to town. A few years earlier, Brooks Livery Stable advertised “Barges Empress and Myrtle will be waiting on the arrival of all trains and steamers to convey passengers to the hotels and about town.” ("Barge" was a New England term for a large four-wheeled coach with two or more seats.)

This was from the book Old Provincetown in Early Photographs by Irma Ruckstuhl, 1987.


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