Cart road | Town landing.
Bisecting the Fisherman’s Cove Condominium is a right of way between Commercial Street and the beachfront. It ranges in width from 6 to 13 feet. The Town of Provincetown carries it as a “town landing,” but the assessor’s office acknowledges on the property card for No. 145A: “Ownership / deed references in contention.” Indeed, various deeds transferring ownership of 147 Commercial Street have noted that the grantors are conveying the land and buildings, “together with a privilege in a cart road leading from Commercial Street to the harbor”¹ or, “Together with a privilege in a vacant road to pass on foot or vehicle, leading from Commercial Street to the Harbor.”² Don’t despair of your ability to get to the water, however. The Fifth Town Landing, a recognized public way, is just five doors to the east, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, alongside the Boatslip.
¶ Last updated on 11 April 2019.
The parallel dashed red lines show the path of the contested right of way that divides the Fisherman’s Cove Condominium buildings, depicted in yellow. David W. Dunlap.
145A Commercial Street on the Town Map.
Also at 145-147 Commercial Street:
Thumbnail image: Map by David W. Dunlap.
¹ Matthias Morris et ux. to George Rogers, 19 November 1924, Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Book 410, Page 138.
² Agnes Rogers et vir. to Ernest C. DeSilva, 3 July 1939, Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Book 554, Page 264; and Ernest C. DeSilva et ux. to Elmer J. Souza, 9 September 1958, Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Book 1014, Page 508; and Elmer J. Souza et alia to Richard W. Felton et ano., 14 April 1970, Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Book 1469, Page 55; and Richard W. Felton to Beachfront Realty Trust et ano., 21 July 1980, Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Book 3126, Page 160.