Hyannis

Hyannis hīăn´ĭs [key], resort village (1990 pop. 14,120), Barnstable co., SE Mass., on Cape Cod inc. 1639. It is the business center and shipping point of the area major industries are tourism and home construction. There are large retail malls and light industry. Hyannis provides ferry transportation to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket island. A conservatory of music and arts is located there. Nearby Hyannisport is famous as the site of a compound of houses owned by the Kennedy family.

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