Our 50th Season!

50 Years of Ship’s Knees Inn: A Look Back as We Celebrate Our Anniversary

The year was 1971. All in the Family made its debut, as did Carole King’s Tapestry. Bell bottoms, peasant blouses and Weebles were all the rage. Diana Ross said goodbye to the Supremes, and the Butcher family said hello to Ship’s Knees Inn. It has been half a century since William Butcher, current innkeeper Pete’s …

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An Ode to Oysters: A Cape Cod Tradition

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” As the quote from Irish satirist Jonathan Swift indicates, raw oysters on the half shell aren’t especially pretty. Opting to eat a gray, gelatinous blob plucked from the sea – without cooking it – just doesn’t sound very appetizing. But, oh; the taste. Savored without …

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