Category Archives: Cape Cod News

30th Annual Arey’s Pond Cat Gathering On Cape Cod.

Yesterday was the 30th Annual Arey’s Pond Cat Gathering, one of the largest gatherings of catboats on the east coast. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

“Our annual Cat Gathering is a time for catboats of all shapes and sizes to come together for a just-for-fun regatta through Pleasant Bay. Every year over 80 boats come together for this parade of sail.”

It was just spectacular to see all of those sailboats out on the water!

 

 

 

The CG36500 Is Docked At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod.

The CG36500 is the famous Coast Guard boat that was depicted in the Disney movie, The Finest Hours, because of its incredible rescue of 32 crewmen from a sinking ship off of the coast of Cape Cod in 1952.

During the summer you can go on board and see where those 32 crewmen survived. It is worth the trip just to see the boat. If you haven’t watched the movie, put that on your list too! It’s truly amazing!

Iconic Young’s Fish Market At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod.

“Located right by the docks at Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA, Young’s Fish Market is the perfect place to pick up a lobster roll and your fresh fish, fresh lobster or fresh shellfish for lunch or dinner! Walk the flats, check out the charter boats, and stroll over to Young’s for the catch of the day. You won’t find a more quality or picturesque fish and shellfish market on Cape!”

This is so true and one of our favorite places on Cape Cod!

Golf Course By Nauset Marsh On Cape Cod.

Did you know that there used to be a golf course near the Eastham Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh? You can see the old cement roller for the greens in the grass by the marsh. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I hadn’t seen it in a couple of years and presumed it had washed away, but it re-appeared a while ago covered in sea grass and barnacles.

The course was created by Quincy Adams Shaw in the 1920s and described by a Boston newspaper as “one of the finest natural layouts in the world.”

“Shaw was a Boston Brahman whose fortune came from Michigan copper mines. The Harvard graduate suffered a nervous breakdown in his 40s and after a long confinement, his doctors recommended he find something to occupy his time. He turned to building a golf course on family land. Using local laborers, a horse and an earth scoop, it took three years and in 1928, Cedar Bank was ready for play.” Cedar Bank was essentially an estate course for family outings and friends.

“The Eastham Historical Society has photographs and maps of the 18-hole design. The course played 6,490 yards to a par 70 and was in operation until the late 1940s. Among the best holes were the 140-yard par-3 11th over the pond. Players had to cross the hazard on a small barge with a rope and pulley. The 310-yard 17th around the inlet was memorable and the green reachable, but the challenge was how much of the marsh could be carried with a driver.”

Its always so much fun to learn about new things where you live and what it used to be like back in the day. I certainly learned  a lot researching this cool golf course!