20 things you didn’t know about Provincetown

1. You can keep whatever treasures you find from a shipwreck.

“Finders, keepers” is how Provincetown rules in the event of shipwreck booty. Often when a boat crashed in the harbor, sometimes infamously referred to as “the graveyard of the Atlantic,” people would stick around to hunt for treasures or find wood for building houses. The law still holds true today, even if the original owner or company is obvious.

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