First settled in 1639 as a part of Yarmouth the town officially separated and incorporated in 1793. It was named after resident minister.
There was not enough land for farming, so seafaring became the town’s major industry and centered around the Shiverick Shipyard.
Currently, Dennis is a popular seaside resort town, notable for its stately colonial mansions along the Cape Cod Bay coastline, and its warm water beaches along the southern Nantucket Sound.
Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters welcomes visitors from Dennis looking for a day of deep-sea fishing.

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