Lots Of Bricks On Boat Meadow Beach After The Storm On Cape Cod Bay


There were quite a few bricks on Boat Meadow Beach when I went for a walk there the other day. I wondered  how they got on the beach. Had they been buried under the sand and  been uncovered from the series of storms that we’ve had over the winter?

The interesting part was that there two squares of bricks and they looked like they were stuck together with cement.

It would be fun to write a story on where they came from… a home that used to be there?  I thought of Billingsgate Island on Cape Cod Bay that used to have many houses and a lighthouse on it, only to be covered with water years ago. You can only see it at low tide now.

5 thoughts on “Lots Of Bricks On Boat Meadow Beach After The Storm On Cape Cod Bay”

  1. What an interesting mystery. I’d think they were “ballast” except for the connected bricks. Billingsgate Island sounds like a likely answer.

    1. Billingsgate Island is off of Jeremy Point near Wellfleet which is pretty far away. I bet it was something closer…

  2. I very much enjoyed your article which appeared in a recent on-line offering by Atlas Obscura about Billingsgate Island. The last three lines of the opening paragrph were arresting, riveting: The sea wil cut you. The sea is indifferent to your suffering. The sea does not care. I have tried unsucessfully to find the author or source of those incredible lines, can you enlighen me?

    1. Stephen,
      Thank you for writing to me regarding the Billingsgate article, but unfortunately I only supplied the photographs for the story. The author contacted me asking my permission to use some of my photographs after he read my article on Billingsgate Island. I’ve enclosed a link to my article and I hope you enjoy it and learn a little more, too.


      So, I can’t answer your question.

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