Edgartown

Edgartown is almost too good to be true.   A once prosperous whaling community with grand classical mansions built by merchants in Main Street and a big, barrel-vaulted Old Whaling Church, dated 1841.

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We went to the Vincent House, a seventeenth-century shack which is surprisingly well preserved, built in 1672 and owned by the Vincent family till 1940.   These are details of the walls:

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This is the roof:

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These are hetchels used to draw the flax:

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