Category Archives: Cape Cod News

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center On Cape Cod

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We have driven by the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center many times on our way to Chatham but had never stopped in. What a gem!

“In 1914, Guglielmo Marconi built a high powered wireless station in Massachusetts. The receivers were here in Chatham. Our museum tells the story of Marconi, whose company built the station, and how the station’s Morse code operators were able to communicate with ships across the world even a hundred years ago. And it tells the story of the secret role that the station played during WWII.”

There is so much to see and learn at the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum. What a wonderful place for adults as well as children! You can self-guide yourself through the museum or listen to some of the well-informed guided talks by their dedicated volunteers.

We could have stayed for hours! It is so interesting and a definite to visit if you’re on Cape Cod!

Two Extremely Rare Lobsters At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has two very rare lobsters in their tanks right now. The Orange Lobster is a rare variety of northern lobsters and grows to 44 lbs., making it the heaviest growing Crustacean in the world. Orange Lobsters occur only 1 in every 10 million lobsters.

The Calico Lobster is ever more rare with only 1 in 300 million lobsters.

The variations in their color are due to genetic mutations.

If you’re on Cape Cod, make sure you go to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and see these very cool lobsters!

Baby Terrapin Turtles At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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The baby Terrapin turtles are hatching along the beaches and trails at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You  can see the nests which have been marked in the photograph below with a cage to keep predators out. The blue tape lets the staff know that the incubation period is right around that time.

Staff at the sanctuary make 2 trips a day out to all of the nests to see if there are any hatchlings. The baby Terrapins cannot survive by themselves in the first hours of their life due to many factors which include  ants, maggots and dehydration from the sun.

After they have absorbed their yolk and regained their energy back at the sanctuary, they are then set free out by their nest. They do not need to eat for quite a while. They never seen their mothers again and will spend most of their life in the water.

The story of the Terrapin turtle is quite fascinating and so interesting to learn about!

Sharks In The Park In Chatham On Cape Cod

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“Sharks in the Park” are back in Chatham on Cape Cod!

This summer, fifty-four merchants in town  sponsored 4′ long sharks for the town’s “Shark in the Park” activities.  Various businesses teamed up with artists who painted or created sharks that are on display around town from May through the end of August, so you still have time to see them!

Each shark has a different theme and is so unique! I loved this one of Fenway Stadium. It was so cool!

Red Maple Swamp Trail At Fort Hill On Cape Cod Is All Open

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Part of the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod has been closed for years, needing many repairs. Well, the repairs to that part are completed and the whole trail is open again!

Next time you are on Cape Cod, put it on your list of To-Do’s. It is so much fun for the whole family!

Walking To Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod

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I loved this photograph of the beach fence as you walk down to Coast Guard Beach in Eastham on Cape Cod. I thought the fence with the Wild Roses were so simple yet so pretty.

Coast Guard Beach, on the National Seashore,  was  voted the #6 Best Beach in the USA again this year! It is a gorgeous beach that stretches for miles…

Put it on your Bucket List if you haven’t been there! It’s hard to beat!