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Eastham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Thereís No Place Like Home

 
 
Thereís No Place Like Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, September 11, 2016
1. Thereís No Place Like Home Marker
Inscription.  Edward Pennimanís career as a man of the sea began at age 11. At 21, he was harpooning with the New Bedford, Massachusetts whaling fleet. By the time he was 29, he was master of his own whaling ship. Captain Pennimanís seven whaling voyages spanned the globe, taking him to Hawaii and the Arctic. Although the voyages kept him away for years at a time, his wife Augusta and children Eugene, Bessie, and Ned occasionally accompanied him.

In 1868, midway through his successful whaling career, Captain Penniman had this house built for his family. The Pennimans were born and raised here in Eastham, and wherever they roamed, this was home. When constructed, this Second Empire-style house was the most elegant in town, and the family furnished it with treasures from their travels.

Upon retiring from the sea at age 53, Captain Penniman remarked. “If I can live 10 years to enjoy my home I shall be happy.” He lived a full and healthy life here until his death in 1913 at age 82.
 
Erected by Cape Cod National Seashore.
 
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Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 41° 49.117′ N, 69° 57.955′ W. Marker is in Eastham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Fort Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Fort Hill Road, Eastham MA 02642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Whale Bone Welcome (here, next to this marker); Indian Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Port de Mallebarre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cove Burying Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eastham Town Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Encounter (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bridge Road Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eastham Windmill (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Captain Penniman's house. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Captain Penniman's house. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Captain Edward Penniman's home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, September 11, 2016
2. Captain Edward Penniman's home
Captain Pennimanís view of the Atlantic image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, September 11, 2016
3. Captain Pennimanís view of the Atlantic
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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