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History: Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc. was founded in 1962 by Richard and Robert Scudder along with E. Raymond Taylor. The Scudder brothers, both graduates of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, operated "Scudder's Sunoco" on the corner of Ocean and South Streets in Hyannis. Mr. Taylor had long been involved in the oil business on Cape Cod and founded Scudder & Taylor Oil Company with Frederic Scudder, father of Dick and Bob. With the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960, there was an increasing demand to view the homes in the Kennedy Compound. This encouraged the brothers to enter the marine sightseeing business from a parcel of land (received as payment for an outstanding oil bill) at the "north end" of the Ocean Street Docks. When an advertisement was seen in a local paper listing the 150-passenger M/V "Prudence" for sale, the partners moved to acquire her.

The "Prudence", circa 1911, began service in the summer of 1962 with the Scudder brothers sharing the captaining chores while the other ran the gas station. The "Prudence" acquisition proved to be very successful and Hyannis Harbor Tours was born. In 1966, the sightseeing business expanded to include a new venture, deep-sea fishing. The "Sea Queen II" and "Sea Swan II" handle the fishing duties, plying the waters of Nantucket Sound on full and half day fishing excursions.The Scudder brothers made another important decision in 1970 when they contracted to build a boat to run seasonally to the island of Martha's Vineyard. The M/V "East Chop" (named after a lighthouse on the Vineyard) was launched in 1971 and began daily trips to the island from the same docks at the "north end".