Cape Cod carries quite the storied history of whaling, dating back to the 1670ís when colonists began banning together, in small sailing vessels, to hunt them.
By the late 1600ís, whalers on Cape Cod Bay had established a thriving shore fishery in Wellfleet, Eastham and many other Cape towns as well as Nantucket and Marthaís Vineyard, with whales captured using harpoons and wooden floats attached to long ropes.
By the early 1700ís, whales off the coasts of Cape Cod and Nantucket began to diminish but whaling itself kept going for another two centuries before petering out in the 1930ís.
Today, we are much kinder to whales thankfully and thousands of people travel to the Cape and Islands every summer to get a glimpse of these beautiful and majestic creatures.
By choosing the Whaleís Tale as our Holly Days ornament, we are celebrating what makes Sandwich and all of the Cape unique-itís maritime history and originality.
Sandwich is rich in history and working museums, a town that glass built after all, so donít miss out on this beautiful, hand blown glass ornament.
Each ornament was blown at the McDermott Glass Studio and each is numbered and engraved by the artist.
2015 Holly Days Ornament ~ $30.00
Scenic Roots- 349 Rte 6A
Daníl Webster Inn & Spa Gift Shop- 149 Main Street
Heart of Stone- 130 Route 6A
The Jewel Box on Cape Cod- 5 Merchants Square
McDermott Glass Studio- 272 Cotuit Road
Splash Stationers - 126 Rte 6A
Stephanies- 132 Rte 6A
Cape Cod 5- 85 Route 6A
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod- 275 Cotuit Road