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Provincetown Favorite Places: Taves Boatyard

Taves Boatyard, Provincetown

When commecial fishing was the major industry in Provncetown, the town boasted two large-vessel marine railways, where fishing boats could be hauled from the harbor's waters for repair and repainting. Both railways were located on Temple Place, a town landing in the West End. Taves Boatyard, shown above, remains as it was, its railway rusted but still employed occasionally.

The neighboring boatyard, Flyer's, kept pace with the transition from fishing to tourism and now caters to vacationers wishing to rent a boat or jet ski. Flyer's railway is still used to haul out a dragger now and then, but more often these days it pulls up a yacht for repair. The sail lofts in Flyer's boatyard have been converted to condominiums and summer rental units. Flyer's boatyard is still a family business, with grandson Noah Santos taking over from father John Francis Santos, who managed the transformation when his famous father "Flyer" Santos retired. Flyer is now in his nineties and remembers when Grand Bank fishing schooners filled the harbor and their boatyards.

 

 

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