A gallery of Cape Cod towns and people, written by one who, through varied relationships and personal exploration has gotten first hand stories of the old great captains of sail, their wives, their histories. Here are houses, ships, wrecks, stories of deep anchored men and women, incidentalia of Sandwich, Falmouth, Moshpee, Old High Barnstaple, Yarmuth, Hyannia, Dennis, Harwich, Chatman, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provinostown. This is history of old blue water days and current personalities. Not a guide book but atmosphere provoking, curiosity rousing. At times the enthusiasms becomes a bit over lyrical, the general effect is that of holiday-sharing.