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A storied history

A family parts with a Wellfleet home that once hosted great literary figures

The birthplace of Lorenzo Dow Baker (left), a ship captain who became known as ''The Banana King,'' is up for sale in Wellfleet. The birthplace of Lorenzo Dow Baker (left), a ship captain who became known as ''The Banana King,'' is up for sale in Wellfleet. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
By Jaci Conry
Globe Correspondent / October 19, 2008

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Among the most coveted invitations in Wellfleet during the summers of the 1950s and '60s were the jovial cocktail parties thrown by Judge Francis Biddle and his wife, Katherine Garrison Chapin Biddle, at their vacation home on Bound Brook Island. (Full article: 1350 words)

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