CCNS-LP Settlement 38.jpgJohn Atwood Jr. house [Long Point Settlement No. 38].

John Atwood Jr. (1811-1871?) was a force to be reckoned with. His wharf was the only one on Long Point and his store, similarly, was the only one on this distant spit of land. He was no less active after removing upland. Atwood’s house and wood shed were situated at the end of the bridge over the Lobster Plain. The house is now at 6 Winthrop Street.

¶ Last updated on 18 February 2017.



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  1. Hi David: I happened to read this entry at a most timely moment. John Atwood (1784-1871) was the son of Samuel (1735-Post 1810) who is one of the six Provincetown men who have (so far) been identified and documented as Revolutionary War Patriots. It would have been this John who built the first house (and a wharf) on Long Point, about 1816. His son, John Jr. was born in 1811 and died in 1896. The older brother of John Jr. was Nathaniel Ellis (1807-1886) whose knowledge of natural history attracted the interest of members of the scientific community, including Louis Agassiz.

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