2010 Population: 12,243
The Town of Harwich is
a resort and residential community located on the south side of the Cape peninsula, with an extensive shoreline on Nantucket Sound.
Harwich was settled around 1665, and incorporated in 1694. The early economy of Harwich included agriculture and maritime industries and its history has
included boom and bust cycles from the earliest days of the community. When the whaling industry collapsed with the discovery of oil, the Harwich community's emphasis
shifted to cod fishing. By 1802, 15 to 20 ships were shore fishing and another four ships were cod fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, and by 1851, there
were 48 ships employing 577 men and bringing in thousands of tons of cod and mackerel. The eventual decline of the fishing industry in Harwich by the latter part
of the 19th century was caused by increases in the size of ships which eventually outstripped the shallow port's ability to house them. Harwich residents turned to the development of
cranberry bogs and resorts for summer visitors, working side-by-side with Portuguese immigrants. The first Harwich resort hotel opened in 1880 and both the cranberry and the tourist industries
remain substantial parts of Harwich's economy.
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Saturday January 21, 2017
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|Cape Codders revel in inaugural experience|
Saturday January 21, 2017
|WASHINGTON, D.C. — The hundreds of thousands of attendees at Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump included supporters, protesters and students who made the trip from Cape Cod for the event.?I thought it was very good and inspiring,? Eric Hardy, of West Harwich, said on the National Mall after Trump?s inauguration address. ?My favorite part was at the end when he was gonna make America safe again and make America great again.?Hardy, 21, [...]|
Friday January 20, 2017
|Solidarity stand-outplanned in HarwichA stand-out in solidarity with women in the U.S. and around the world is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday in Harwich. The group will stand together in Harwich Center at the junction of routes 124 and 39. Organizers ask that participants make and bring a sign to hold and stay on sidewalks. Parking is available behind Town Hall, at Brooks Park or behind the Brooks Museum.Provincetown [...]|