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Bourne truly is the first town on Cape Cod when you cross the bridges. It’s home also to Buzzards Bay and the Mass Maritime Academy.
While the Pilgrims first encountered native Americans in Eastham and eventually moved their colony to Plymouth, Bourne too has an historic claim. Long used by the Pilgrims during the 1620’s as a center for trading activities, Aptucxet Trading Post was built in 1627, and the area was settled as a part of the Town of Sandwich by 1640, before finally being incorporated as the Town of Bourne in 1884.
Its population of just over 20,000 nearly doubles in the summer season. Its median family income is slightly more than $62,000. There are about 11,200 households in town with 27 percent being rentals or second homes – among the lowest percentages on the Cape.
The median age of its residents is about 44, which is relatively young for the Cape, where five towns on the Cape have the oldest populations in Massachusetts.
Bourne Scenic Park, founded in 1951 and run by the independent Bourne Recreation Authority, is located beneath the Bourne Bridge along the Canal, and is a perfect location for those seeking to enjoy the Canal and its’ many activities. Bourne is also home of the National Marine Life Center, an independent, non-profit, rehabilitation & release hospital for the treatment of stranded sea turtles and seals, with future plans to expand to treat dolphins, porpoises, and small whales.
Beaches, Ramps and Parking
Bourne Scenic Park
Council on Aging
Recycling and Trash
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