Provincetown PCS-1378 - History

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(PCS-1378: dp. 267; 1. 136'; b. 24'6", dr. 8'6", s. 14.5 k., cpl.
57; a. 1 40mm., 2 20mm., 2 dcp., 2 dct.)

Provincetown (PCS-1378), a wooden-hulled submarine chaser, was laid down 13 February 1943 by Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, N.Y.; launched 18 Dceember 1943; accepted by the Navy 8 February 1944; and commissioned the next day, Lt. (j. g.) Leonard E. Burger in command.

After Atlantic coast shakedown out of Miami, Fla., Provincetown was assigned duty out of Key West, Fla. as one of the school ships attached to the Fleet Sonar Sehool. Upon arr*al Key West 26 February 1944, special ASW equipment was installed. Provincetown then eommeneed systematized OPAREA drills in ASW techniques, in which both officer and enlisted personnel praetieed and refined their hunting skills on friendly submarines.

In October 1945 Prouineetown was shifted to Newport, R.I. and assigned a month's OOD underway training duty. By cruising the ship channels of Narragansett Bay, she was instrumental in providing piloting, rules of the road, maneuvering, and shiphandling experience to prospective underway watch offceers.

At the end of December 1945 Provincetown resumed training operations with the Fleet Sonar Sehool at Key West. Inactivated in March 1946, she was berthed with the Florida Group of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, Fla. ln January 1952 she was reactivated and assigned to 1st Naval District Naval Reserve Training operations.

Provincetown decommissioned 14 May 1954 and again
berthed at Green Cove Springs. She was struck from the Navy List 5 September 1957 and sold to Fred Irvine of Miami, Fla. 15 April 1958.


How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts—alternately known as “Land’s End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”—has meant many things to many people.
Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca.
Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.

Karen Christel Krahulik is Senior Associate Dean for International Programs and Experiential Learning at Princeton University.

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Leave your “mark” in historic Provincetown

Purchase a Paver at the foot of MacMillan Pier

Over the past 30 years we have sustained the building with minor repair work, but today our 106 year old Chamber Building is in need of some significant work. We feel that our “Lady” should have a complete “Facelift” rather than just nips and tucks. Please consider purchasing a paver with your name, business name, or as a dedication in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one. Your paver will be viewed by thousands of visitors for years to come! Click here for more information about our Paver Project.

1918: Board of Trade building (now Chamber), Town Hall & Pilgrim Monument

Easy to Get to, Easy to Walk, Easy to Be Here

Provincetown is a regional public transportation hub with fast ferry, bus and air service from Boston and frequent local shuttle, it is also first and foremost a walking town. Stroll Commercial Street and marvel at our beautiful gardens and houses. Some are guest houses, some host unique shops and restaurants.

Truly, a great place to fall in love and get married!

Deep Water and Safe Harbor

Once one of the most productive whaling and fishing ports on the East Coast, today Provincetown Harbor is homeport to the whale watching fleet and closest to Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. MacMillan Pier is full of fishing charters, sailing, motor boats… Ferries from Boston and Plymouth bring thousands of visitors to Provincetown.

Pristine Beaches

Almost three-quarters of Provincetown is preserved in its wilderness state as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. The Park provides visitors access to magnificent ocean beaches, nature bike and walking trails and exhibits… It is also great place for bird watching!

Historic LGBTQA+ Destination

Provincetown is America’s pre-eminent destination for gay and lesbian visitors and residents, proud of its long heritage of a fully open and integrated way of life. Carnival week in August is one of Provincetown’s biggest events.

Arts in Provincetown

Provincetown is the Oldest Continuous Art Colony in America! Many artists come to Provincetown inspired by the sea, sand dunes, street scenes and of course the magnificent light and colors. Come and visit the many PROVINCETOWN galleries and studios and don’t miss visiting Provincetown museums! And don’t forget Theater, Film, Music and Dance, Cabaret and always exciting Nightlife in Ptown!

Kids Love Provincetown

Families today come in all shapes and sizes… traditional, single-parented, adoptive or families with same sex parents. Provincetown nurtures and welcomes all families by offering a plethora of unique activities for families to enjoy together. Check out Ptown for Kids section.

Provincetown for All Seasons

Provincetown is quietly spectacular in the Spring, Fall and Winter months… a place to relax, reflect, meet interesting people and enjoy the moment… It’s easy to get here whether you drive yourself, take the bus, or fly in… Free parking in the Winter throughout town. Come, watch with us amazing sunsets!

The Provincetown Chamber of Commerce is always ready to welcome you. Please explore our site and use it as a gateway to one of the most unique vacation destinations in America!

(VIDEO) Fall in Love with Provincetown

Art’s Dune Tours

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Art’s Dune Tours provides a off-road tour experience to our family of visitors through the heart of the National Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. The dune tours run from March through mid-November.

We strive to provide exceptional service and an informative, fun experience that our customers will cherish. Our most satisfying reward is when our customers come back with their friends and family. Our tours are one of the best things to do in Provincetown!

Started in 1946, by Art Costa, the business has remained a family business, now run by Art’s son, Rob.

Art’s Dune Tours

4 Standish St
Provincetown, MA 02657
Get Directions to Art's

Tours run April 15 - November 15

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Arts Dune Drivers use Smith Chromapop lenses exclusively because they cut out the glare while enhancing the natural beauty of Provincetown and the Dunes.

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Provincetown PCS-1378 - History

NEW WORKS PROVINCETOWN is a developmental theatre lab founded by Producer MARK CORTALE to create and develop new theatrical works. Our first commission for the 2020/21 season is a full length musical entitled The Last Diva with book by JONATHAN TOLINS (Buyer & Cellar), music by SCOTT FRANKEL (Grey Gardens, War Paint) and lyrics by MICHAEL KORIE (Grey Gardens, War Paint). Our second commission is a full length play by KEVIN POWELL (The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood), developed with and directed by OLIVER BUTLER (What the Constitution Means to Me). Our final commission for the 2020/21 season is a full length musical titled Maiden Voyage by composer CARMEL DEAN (Renascence, Well-Behaved Women) and lyricist/playwright MINDI DICKSTEIN (Little Women, Toy Story - The Musical and Benny & Joon – The Musical). These three commissions are a manifestation of New Works Provincetown’s focus on theatrical works created by voices of diversified race, ethnicity and gender. Each work will be developed in Provincetown with writing sessions and workshops during the 2020/21 season.

Mark Cortale, who serves as Producing Artistic Director of The Art House recently announced an auspicious new partnership behind New Works Provincetown’s first three major commissions: JONATHAN MURRAY and HARVEY REESE’s Wild Oak Media. Mr. Murray, as half of television’s legendary Bunim/Murray Productions, is widely credited for inventing the modern reality television genre, including creating and/or executive producing the groundbreaking shows The Real World, Road Rules, The Challenge,The Simple Life, Making the Band, Project Runway, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and the Emmy award winning Born This Way, among others. Together with his partner, Harvey Reese, they have been longtime supporters and investors in theater, including Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays and Motherhood Out Loud.

Commenting on the new venture, Mr. Cortale stated: "During these unprecedented circumstances that have caused all live performances to be postponed or cancelled, I believe it is the right time to broaden my focus to the creation and development of new works for the American theatre. I'm excited to collaborate with producers Jon Murray and Harvey Reese to move forward with New Works Provincetown this season, and highlight the works of an incredible, diverse scope of artists. We're greatly inspired by Provincetown's rich history where incredible playwrights like Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell, and Tennessee Williams came to work and we want to do everything possible to foster that tradition."

New Works Provincetown began its inaugural season this past October with Edmund Bagnell's one man show He Plays The Violin. Bagnell, the first violinist and vocalist of the critically acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung co-wrote the show with director Michael Schiralli. He Plays The Violin, conceived by Mark Cortale and music directed by Matthew Aument also includes an original song by composer Scott Frankel. The show premiered at The Art House in early November followed by an immediate New York debut at 54 Below. A national tour of the show and subsequent summer run at The Art House have been postponed to 2021.

5. Long Point Lighthouse, Provincetown, MA

The Long Point Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located on Cape National Seashore. Built in 1875, it is maintained by the American Lighthouse Foundation which is also the caretaker for Cape’s Wood End Lighthouse and Race Point Lighthouse. Standing at a height of 38 feet, the Long Point Lighthouse is a square structure rather than the usual cylindrical shape of a typical lighthouse.

Automated in 1952, it emits a green light every four seconds it also has a foghorn that emits a blast every 15 seconds. Although the lighthouse is not open to the public, the grounds are a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, so visitors are permitted to walk around the area.

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Gay and Lesbian History of Provincetown

It is no coincidence that for more than 50 years, the gay and lesbian community returns every summer to Provincetown. The recent development/tourism development of Provincetown owes much to this community here where one can find a place to feel at home.

The Choice of Culture

The town started to promote itself as a tourist destination to aid the economy after the storm of 1898, which adversely affected the fishing community. Artists, with their bohemian style, were some of the first visitors of Provincetown. Residents and visitors alike are attracted by the incredible natural beauty and the particular light or “aura”. Little by little this has become an eclectic population who are the more and more numerous to visit this community.

The 1920’s and ‘30’s were when the presence of gays and lesbians increased over that of artists, writers, dramatists, poets, romantics, and journalists. These new arrivers found inspiration in the beauty of this town with its avant-garde freedom. They played a role in the development of the artistic colony here, and they participated in the development of modern American theater. The ability to experiment with various art forms without fear of judgment begot an artistic environment, prosperous, after a city that saw the birth of the first school of American art and modern American theater. Several artists had gay friends. It was a feeling of acceptance in this booming art colony that attracted more and more tourists curious to visit this unconventional town at the tip of Cape Cod. It was not a long time before Provincetown became an ideal space to pass the months of summer for gays and lesbians, completely seduced by the feeling of acceptance and artistic energy. Gradually the habitants become “year-rounders”, investing in buying Inns and “Bed and Breakfasts”, creating local businesses and now being an integral part of the local economic fabric.

Recent History

The 1970’s were a catalyst in making Provincetown even more of a mecca for gay and lesbian festivals and tourism than ever. Here, everyone can be his or herself without fear of being disapproved by others.

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Delivered in March 1944 her plank-holding crew reported for duty aboard PCS-1379 at Lido Beach, New York, reporting to Capt. F. R. Lackey, USNR and Lieutenant E. U. O'Donnell USNR, commanding officer.

PCS-1379 transited the Panama Canal to Hawaii before participating in combat. She crossed the equator at 163 deg East, north to south on 23 August 1944.

During the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign she participated in the invasion of Peleliu Island and Angaur Island on 15󈝽 September 1944. She shelled Japanese targets on Eil Malk and Abappaomogan Islands on 30󈞋 October 1944.

In the Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign of 1945 she participated in the invasion of the Ryukyu Islands as follows:

PCS-1379 returned to Hawaii, and then back through the Panama Canal, reaching Long Island, NY on or around 15 August 1945.

‘American Horror Story’ begins two weeks of shooting in Provincetown

Sarah Paulson and Finn Wittrock are among the cast in season 10 of "American Horror Story," which films in Provincetown this month. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

After numerous delays, the FX anthology series “American Horror Story” kicked off production in Provincetown on Monday.

Season 10 of Ryan Murphy’s series, which is filming under the code name “Pilgrim,” was originally supposed to be shot in Provincetown last spring but was rescheduled because of the coronavirus.

According to Provincetown director of tourism Anthony Fuccillo, filming is scheduled to wrap on March 12.

In a filming agreement reviewed by the Globe, there are 19 locations planned for use in the production, including Pilgrim Monument, Winthrop Street Cemetery, Mews Restaurant, and Racing Beach, with multiple shoots set to take place on Commercial Street.

“We think it’s great exposure for the town,” Fuccillo said. “It’s good for the film industry to have a town like ours to utilize. It will bring additional business for the town, and is good for economic development, especially this time of year.”

Murphy and series co-creator Brad Falchuk, a Newton native, frequently reuse actors in various seasons of “AHS,” and season 10 will be no different.

Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Lily Rabe, Adina Porter, and Finn Wittrock are all confirmed to be returning for season 10. Cast members new to the show this season include Macaulay Culkin, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Spencer Novich.

Primary production for the show is based in Los Angeles, and with only two weeks of shooting taking place in Provincetown, there’s no guarantee that all of the show’s large cast will film scenes in Massachusetts.

Wittrock, a Lenox native, was spotted filming in Provincetown Monday morning. Rabe is already in Massachusetts, filming George Clooney’s new movie “The Tender Bar.”

While “AHS” is completely fictional, the series has a history of alluding to real-life horror stories with its characters and plot lines. As a result, fans have speculated that the location of Provincetown means that Murphy may draw on some of the Cape’s more infamous crimes, including The Lady of the Dunes — the unsolved mystery of a woman who washed ashore on Race Point Beach in 1974 — and Provincetown serial killer Tony Costa, who dismembered multiple women on the Cape in the late 1960s.

Season 10 of “American Horror Story” is expected to debut on FX sometime in 2022.

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