Fish Wharf and House Repairs – Cuttyhunk MA

Description

WPA project description: “Badly handicapped by the ravages of last September’s hurricane and gigantic tide,” fishing, “Cuttyhunk’s only industry, is being aided by WPA which is repairing the Fish Wharf and fish houses.

Without houses to receive the day’s catch and with the Fish Wharf so badly damaged it could not be used, Cuttyhunk fisherman had a hard winter. During winter months the 120 natives of the island support themselves by fishing. The sea-girt community is supported in summer by vacationists.”

The location and status of these facilities is presently unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: May 11, 1939 (pg. 3).
https://archive.org/stream/worksprogressbul3840unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 2, 2018.

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Location Info


Cuttyhunk, MA

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 41.424128, -70.928081

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