Falmouth MA (Massachusetts)

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Falmouth MA cruise port

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2024-06-20 01:20

min: 66 °F (19 °C) / max: 84 °F (29 °C) 69°F
Wind: 241°/ 7.4 m/s  Gust: 12.8 m/sWind: 241°/ 7.4 m/s  Gust: 12.8 m/sMod. breeze
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Min / Max Temperature84 °F / 29 °C
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Falmouth MA is a port town in Massachusetts USA (Barnstable County), with population over 30,000, which ranks it Cape Cod's second-largest (after Barnstable). Steamship Authority ferries offer regularly scheduled service to Martha's Vineyard Island (Oak Bluffs). The boats depart from Woods Hole (Falmouth).

As cruise port, Falmouth MA is included in the summer schedule of the USA's largest river cruise company ACL-American Cruise Lines. Next table shows the ACL's 7-night "The Cape Codder Cruise" itinerary (ship American Constitution) with prices from USD 4800 per person, with double occupancy.

Day 1Departing from Boston, Massachusetts
Day 2Gloucester, Massachusetts
Day 3Cape Cod Canal and Plymouth Massachusetts
Day 4Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts
Day 5Falmouth, Massachusetts
Day 6Cape Cod Canal and New Bedford Massachusetts
Day 7Provincetown, Massachusetts
Day 8Arriving in Boston, Massachusetts

The settlement was founded in 1660 by English colonists, named after Falmouth in Cornwall England, and incorporated in 1686. The town's 19th-century economy was based on whaling, agriculture (cranberries and strawberries), sheep husbandry, dairying, salt works, shipping.

The town encompasses several historic villages - Woods Hole, Falmouth Village Green, East Falmouth, North Falmouth, West Falmouth, Teaticket, Hatchville, Waquoit. In Woods Hole are located several scientific organizations and marine facilities (Oceanographic Institution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woodwell Climate Research Center, Science Aquarium, museums).

Among the top-visited tourist attractions are the 10 sites listed on the USA's National Register - Elnathan Nye House (1735), Crowell-Bourne Farm (1775), Nobska Point Light (1829-built lighthouse), Lawrence Academy (1834), Josiah Tobey House (1854), Woods Hole School (1870), Falmouth Pumping Station (1898), Teaticket School (1927), Central Fire Station (1929), Poor House and Methodist Cemetery.

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