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George Elmer Browne

photo by George Elmer Browne
George Elmer Browne ©1915, courtesy Fred Hemley, Shore Galleries

The railroad was a prominent means of transport in Provincetown from the late 19th century until the early 1950’s when it was displaced by the era of the automobile. Here fishermen load barrels of salted cod for delivery on what was known as Railroad Wharf, now MacMillan Pier.