Aunt Sukey’s Way — no, I’m afraid I don’t yet know who she was — is a distant vestige of the sprawling Provincetown Heights development proposed in 1873 by the Cape Cod Land Company, in the persons of Sylvanus B. Phinney, E. N. Winslow, Col. J. H. Benton, F. L. Ames, and Isaiah Gifford. Aunt Sukey’s was originally platted as Central Avenue. An L-shaped array of 11 plots from Phinney’s share, fronting on Aunt Sukey’s and Old Colony Way, was sold in 1959 by Phinney’s only known surviving heirs, Elliot H. Knowlton and Warren P. Knowlton. The buyer was Robert E. Collinson. Another 13 lots in this purchase are now part of Dune’s Edge Campground, which Collinson founded in 1960. He began selling off the Aunt Sukey’s parcels in the 1970s.
¶ Last updated on 8 June 2016. ¶ Image courtesy of the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 24, Page 17.