Marine Oddities

As a kid, I spent many a fun filled vacation out on the Cape. It probably set me up for the fate of eventually settling in Massachusetts permanently. I loved those vacations.

We were always near Provincetown, which was as weird and interesting and colorful as New York City. Of course nothing has changed since then. One place we’d always visit was called “Marine Specialities.” It was an Army-Navy store with all kinds of military stuff from all over the world, including (no joke) unexploded grenades. It also features (in no particular order) excess dishes, t-shirts, shells, first aid kits, license plates, old magazines. I mean just heaps of unrelated stuff for sale for any takers. Oh and an old fashioned diving suit. Back in the day, they had this space man copper one that was also pretty nifty looking.

As I was in Provincetown this weekend, I had to revisit the place I had spent so many happy days exploring as a kid.

It hasn’t changed even one bit in the 30 years since I started going there:
provincetown commercial street marine specialities store american airlines coffee cups

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store bikes clothes

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store boat with shells

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store canopy

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store diving suit 2

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store diving suit

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store front of ship woman

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store hands shells

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store hands

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store license plates

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store pants

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store pepsi tins

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store rubber ducks

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store shells

provincetown commercial street marine specialities store ship wheel

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