INTERESTING BITS OF HISTORY,
CAPTURED each month IN THE YARMOUTH REGISTER

What happens when a ship sinks at sea—and there isn't enough room in the lifeboats for all the passengers and crew? What happens to the survivors when the food runs out?

Did the good, upstanding people of the Cape have anything to do with various illegal activities during Prohibition?

And why did early colonists build so many taverns in such close proximity to places of worship?

These are the kinds of things members of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth wondered about. So in 1972 they began satisfying their curiosity, researching and writing articles for the Yarmouth Register on virtually every aspect of the life and times of the people who settled and lived here, uncovering interesting facts not often found in most history books.

They haven't quit yet. To date they have researched and published more than 350 articles.

These monthly articles don't just open windows into the past, they reveal fascinating details of life in this region, capturing the activities and proclivities—the good and the questionable—of local residents of the day.

This is history told straight, illuminating without embellishment.

(Click on any of the titles below to open the article in PDF format.)

A SAMPLING OF
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

• Rumrunning by Haynes Mahoney, Jack Braginton-Smith & Duncan Oliver

• Sidewheeler Arctic Sinking by William Painter

 • Weather: Hurricanes Through History by Duncan Oliver

 • The Custom Of The Sea by William Painter

• The Whaleship Globe by William Painter

A Wreck And A Sermon by William Painter

• Lincoln And The Start Of The Civil War by Duncan Oliver

Barney Gould—Part 1 by Frank Tardo

• Barney Gould—Part 2 by Frank Tardo

 • Ordinaries by Pat Tafra

• The Indians Of Yarmouth by Pat Tafra

• Stagecoach Days by Pat Tafra

• Life at Home in Old New England by Ruth Weissberger

• The Forgotten Milestones by Jack Braginton-Smith & Duncan Oliver

MANY MORE ARE AVAILABLE.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

For a complete listing of articles published by our authors in the Yarmouth Register—organized by category—click the link below. You may request up to four articles at one time by emailing oliver02675@comcast.net

Yarmouth Register Articles listed by Category