Cape Cod Compass Rose Door Knocker

Handcrafted by Massachusetts artisan, Colby Smith, Cape Dod is a peninsula on the southeastern end of Massachusetts and is crossed at its base by the Cape Cod Canal.  The Cape is surrounded by Cape Cod Bay to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Nantucket Sound to the south and Buzzards Bay to the southwest.  It is deeply indented in a shape that resembles a flexed arm.  It extends eastward about 35 miles, northward about 30 miles.  The width varies from about 20 miles at the neck to a few hundred meters at the tip near the town of Provincetown.  The Cape is sandy, hilly and thickly forested in spots and contains many lakes and ponds.  Cape Cod is well know as a popular summer resort destination.  Fishing is an important industry as well as cranberries being the chief crop.  Cape Cod was named in 1602 by the English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, who was impressed by the abundance of codfish in the surrounding waters.  In 1620, the Pilgrims dropped anchor in Provincetown Harbor.  Cape Cod National Seashore covers much of the northeastern part of the peninsula.

Dimensions: 6.25" diameter, Mounting Hardware Included


 


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