on Cape Cod since 1939, Cape Cod® Wind & Weather Indicators
let you bring the weather indoors. These quality, precision
instruments include the Cape Cod® Wind Speed Indicator
(available with optional Peak Gust Register), Cape Cod®
Wind Direction Indicator, Cape Cod® Marine Barometer,
and Cape Codder® Clock (available with optional Tide Hand).
The handsome 6" diameter dials feature
brushed aluminum faces in highly polished, solid brass cases
and make a beautiful addition to any home décor. Each
instrument is independent of the others, so you can buy one
or any combination. All are covered by a 5-year limited warranty.
History of the Business
In 1939, Aaron Davis of Harwich Port and his son David, native
Cape Codders with close ties to the sea, designed and began
production of two unique instruments that would appeal to
sailors and other outdoorsmen of all persuasions: a wind speed
indicator and a wind direction indicator.
Those first instruments, crude by today’s standards
but technological marvels at the time, soon caught the public’s
interest and Cape Cod Wind & Weather Indicators was born.
Within a few years the company had grown and hired its first
employee. In 1964, the company moved into a small 1850’s
vintage cottage on Main Street in Harwich Port, in view of
Wychmere Harbor, a site that was to be its home for over 40
After almost 30 years of producing just the two wind indicators,
in 1977 the company introduced a Marine Barometer, incorporating
a precision movement made in Germany. This was soon followed
by the Cape Codderâ clock in 1982. In 1995, an Atlantic
Coast tide indicator option was added to the clock. Most recently,
in 2006 a Peak Gust Register was introduced as an option for
the Wind Speed Indicator. This long-requested option was designed
to be retrofitable to any speed indicator manufactured after
1969. New products are being planned, so stay tuned for the
In 2007, David Davis, after 68 years directing the business
and approaching his 88th birthday, sold the business to Ren
Nichols, the owner and president of Allen Harbor Marine in
Harwich Port (in business since 1927!). In September of that
year, the wind indicator business made the mile and a half
move west to Allen Harbor. Blair Nikula, a 34-year employee
of the business (and son of Jim Nikula, one of the business’s
first employees), moved with the business and today serves
as Operations Manager.
Now known as Cape Cod Wind and Weather, Inc., we (all native
Cape Codders with a stubborn commitment to the highest tradition
of Yankee craftsmanship) look forward to bringing the business
into the 21st Century, while continuing to produce instruments
unsurpassed in both quality and elegant appearance –
products that the homeowner would be proud to display in any
room of the house. We invite you to become a part of this
New England tradition!
Cape Cod Wind and Weather is located upstairs in the main
building at Allen Harbor Marine Service, on Lower County Road
in Harwich Port. For directions and a map, click here.