Originally our town was known as Nantasket before being changed to Hull. Established in 1644, Hull was a fishing and trading town with a small population of hardworking hardy souls. As a peninsula, Hull was a very strategic town during the time of the Revolutionary War because of its proximity to Boston's very important and busy harbor. Fort Independence was built in 1776 to help defend the harbor from British attack. In days of old, Hull had become a favorite place to 'summer' for many a traveler. With its grand hotels, restaurants and frequent boats from Boston, Hull had become a world destination. Paragon Park was a popular amusement park, with a roller coaster, which at one time was one of the biggest in the world. The slow growth of the 1980's forced Paragon to be sold and converted to condominiums, now known as Horizons.
Hull used to have a population influx from summer to winter of many thousands of people. With the modernization of many homes and more year-round people, Hull now averages a population over 10,000 people.
Hull also has some great events throughout the year. Starting in late January with the Drowned Hogs Weekend. While supporting Wellspring which is a local charity helping people in need, over 300 swimmers dive in the freezing Atlantic Ocean on Nantasket Beach to raise money. Also during that weekend is the Nantasket Beach Soup and Chowderfest. This festival is held right after the swim and features over a dozen of Hull's great restaurants with all proceeds benefiting the Wellspring Food Pantry. Jake's has been a winner of this event for their 'fish chowder' which is always available at the restaurant.
In June the streets are filled with hundreds of classic cars for the Nantasket Beach Car Show which raises money for The Jimmy Fund.
Summer doesn't end on Labor Day in Hull. In September the Hull Chamber of Commerce hosts the town's signature event, The Endless Summer Waterfront Festival. This event attracts thousands to Nantasket Beach for the day to sample food from over 25 restaurants (including Jake's of course) and 70 vendors while listening to 5 live bands from Irish to Reggae.
Jake's has been a corporate partner for over 25 years supporting various civic and school groups to help our community be the best it can be.
See the Television Commercial for Hull with our Jake's Tag at the End
Steamboat Wharf Marina - Provides transient slips for your trip to Jake's by Boat. They also provide marine services, and storage.
Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce - Providing links to all businesses and activities in the town of Hull.
The Paragon Carousel - One of America's oldest wooden carousels. This beautiful fully functioning carousel is located right across the street from Jake's.
The Hull Yacht Club - One of America's oldest yacht clubs. Jake's provides many great private clambakes at this location for weddings, and private parties all summer long.
Nantasket Beach Saltwater Club - Originally a hunting and fishing club located next to Hull Yacht Club