Cotuit is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Located on a peninsula on the south side of Barnstable, Cotuit is primarily residential with several small beaches.
In years past, Cotuit oysters could be found on menus in restaurants from San Francisco to Boston to Paris. In the 1980s, however, many oyster beds were stricken with a disease that killed nearly all Cotuit oysters. They are now mainly found in restaurants in Cape Cod.
Since the early 1900s the Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club has hosted races during the summer months. Although the yacht club has had more than one fleet, the gaff-rigged sailing craft called the Cotuit Skiff has been raced for slightly over the 100 years that the yacht club has existed.
There is a newly published pictorial history of Cotuit by James W. Gould called Cotuit and Santuit, Images of America: Massachusetts.
Web Sites and Links
3 Cotuit FamiliesGenealogy and surname index of three neighbor families, Cammett, Childs, and Sturges, who lived in the Little River area of Barnstable County, MA.
Cotuit Fire DepartmentFeatures overview of the station, list of Cape Cod firefighter personnel, patch picture, activity reports, and apparatus listing.
Cotuit Kettleers BaseballAmateur college team profile, player highlights, newsletter, schedule of games, tournament results and photos.
The Cotuit Federated ChurchAssociation of the United Church of Christ worship schedule, staff listing, and driving directions.