2020 Commercial 139139 Commercial Street.

Smith’s Wharf was something of a runt, and not a very long-lived runt at that. It stretched all of about 150 feet into Provincetown Harbor. You’d have needed to build slightly more than nine Smith’s Wharves to match the length of the Coast Guard Pier. Frederick W. Smith was the grantor of the 1907 deed that conveyed this parcel to Capt. Manuel Costa. I assume there is more than a coincidental relation between his name and that of the wharf, and also between him and Charles B. Smith and David Smith, each of whom were grocers and provisioners at this location. The wharf may not even have existed when Costa acquired the property. In any event, it was gone by 1910.

¶ Last updated on 6 February 2019.

139 Commercial Street on the Town Map.

Also at 139 Commercial Street:

RE/MAX Long Point | Building 1.

Building 2.

Building 3.

Studio | 139½ Commercial Street.

Dwelling | 137A Commercial Street.

Cabral’s Fish House.

Thumbnail image: Detail of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map From Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts (1889). Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. Digital ID g3764pm.g038261889.


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