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.
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:
This is the roof:
These are hetchels used to draw the flax: