Wellfleet Sea Salt Company
During the American Revolution an embargo was placed on imported salts, which had a major effect on food preservation and salted fish production. Production of sea salt on Cape Cod became so successful that by 1837 there were 658 saltworks, yielding 26,000 tons of sea salt each year. When refrigeration was created it replaced the need for salt-preserved foods, marking the end of the Cape Cod sea salt era. Until now.