Eastham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Thereís No Place Like Home
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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Whale Bone Welcome (here, next to this marker); Indian Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Port de Mallebarre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastham Windmill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kettles (approx. 1.3 miles away); Doane Rock (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jonathan Young Mill (approx. 1.9 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 6 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.