Cemetery 25 Smith Gamaliel Bowly PHC&M 21


Capt. Gamaliel Bowly Smith (1812-1888) | Gifford.

Our town’s only direct link to Boston from 1863 to 1874 was the steamer George Shattuck, commanded by Captain Bowly, whose grave is marked by the lifesize sculpture of an especially alert dog. The steamer called here at Bowly’s Wharf (more frequently spelled Bowley’s), which was extended into deeper water to accommodate the steamer. It stood at what is now 187-189 Commercial Street. The curious date on the stone — 1874 — puzzles historians. In Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, Amy Whorf McGuiggan suggests that it may denote the year George Shattuck ended her service and Captain Smith moved to Boston, where he died. [Lot No. 72.]

¶ Last updated on 4 March 2018.

Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, Key G-21, Page 7.

Find a Grave Memorial No. 142807323.

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