Sunday, August 9, 2009
Boston Blitz - #8 Marion, MA
Not really Boston but located in Massachusetts = in Buzzards Bay to be exact! There is an ongoing local discussion about whether Marion is actually on the Cape - you see it really isn't considered by many Bostonians to be the 'on the cape' until you crossed over either the Bourne or Sagamore Bridges which span across the Cape Cod Canal.
A little history - Marion was first settled in 1679 as "Sippican," the Wampanoag name for the local tribe. The town was mostly known for its many local sea captains and sailors whose homes were in town, although there were also some small shipbuilding operations on the harbor as well.
Marion seems to be untouched by progress. The houses here, even Front Street, the street which runs through the center of town, seems unchanged.