Monday, November 26, 2007

Chatham Hurricane Photo

Cape Cod Hurricane #2
Originally uploaded by Chris Seufert
November 3, 2007- Police and Fire units respond to a tree that caught fire from a downed line on Indian Hill Road in Chatham, MA.

Historic Chatham Info Wanted


Does anyone have resource materials (e.g., books) detailing early families and/or history of Chatham?

I'm interested in the Hinckley (Hinkley) family that may have settled in Chatham in the 17th century.

Thank you.

Dean S. Skelley

Friday, November 09, 2007

Chatham Lighthouse Tours Schedules


My husband and I live in Chatham part of the year. However, we are in Naples, Florida, right now and will be here for the winter.

We are involved with a group of people in Naples, called the Greater Naples Leadership program. One of the people I just met told me that he is planning to take his family to Chatham next September (2008) to celebrate his and his wife's 50th wedding anniversary. One of the things he would like to do with his family is to tour the Chatham Lighthouse.

Does anyone have any information that you could email about what he should do to find out how he can arrange a lighthouse tour for him and his family? If so, I would sincerely appreciate your sending it to me.

Thank you for your help.
Barbara Morgan

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sunset at Hardings Beach

Sunset at Hardings Beach
Originally uploaded by Chris Seufert
A striped bass fisherman casts from Chatham's Hardings Beach on Cape Cod. ©Photographer Christopher Seufert

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Pets for Adoption


My name is cathy cole,co-manager of the pets Rescue Foundation. We currently have adorable Teacup Yorkie english bulldog puppies and African parrot in our shelter looking to be adopted into a forever loving homes.

Our mission is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray,abandoned and relinquished pets,and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. The pets Refuge Foundation also works to create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all pets and to end pets over-population through education and the promotion of spaying and eutering.

Send me an e-mail if your are interested so that I can send you their pictures and informations. For adoption please contact us with the above email address.

Thank you, cathy cole

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Beach Wheelchair Access

I am thinking about bringing my family to Chatham. My 12 year old daughter is a wheelchair user. Does Chatham have wheelchair ramps on any beaches?

Any other advice gratefully received!


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fish Pier Observation Deck


Our family will be visiting your beautiful area in a
few days. Can someone please give me directions to the
fishing observation decks and best places to park?

Also, can you please let us know the best places to
observe seals from shore, without renting a boat?
Tina Mitchell

Monday, June 18, 2007

Marriage Ceremonies on Chatham Beaches


I hope someone there is able to help me.

We would like to get married on one of the beaches at Chatham (perhaps Lighthouse beach) but have no idea who to contact about this. Can someone give me any information on how to do this or let me know who I should contact?

With much appreciation


Friday, June 15, 2007

Chatham Band Concerts Coming...

The Band Concert
Originally uploaded by Chris Seufert
It won't be long now. The Chatham Band plays at Kate Gould Park every Friday in July and August at 8:00pm.

Chatham Harbor Approaches

I will be delivering a boat to Chatham Harbor/Pleasant Bay next week and know there have been many changes to the harbor recently.
Where is the best place to get updated info regarding the latest safe approach to the harbor by water? Possibly print up to date charts..

Thank you .
Capt Bill Hooper

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sailing Lessons


We just purchased a home in chatham and will be up there for a few weeks this summer. Does anyone know where we could find sailing lessons for adults (husband and son 20 years old)?


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Chatham Golf Courses


I just purchased a home in Chatham, after many years of renting. Would really like to know if any of the golf courses have any perks for residents of Chatham.


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Chatham Deer

Shot on Skunk's Neck, from the new 80-page coffee table photography book by Christopher Seufert.

Order here

Chatham Summer Baseball Program


I'm looking for the Chatham baseball camp for the week of July 4th for my 8 year old if anyone has information, thank you.

-Michelle Doherty

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Summer Programs

I am a Chatham resident and my nephews will be visiting this summer for over one month. They're ages are 8 and 5. I am interested in learning more on Summer Reading Programs, Art Workshops/Classes, Vacation Bible School, Gardening programs for kids, coin collecting for kids, as well as theater programs (Monomoy or Chatham Drama Guild?).

Any insights or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


Darby Hobbs
Fidelity Consulting and New Business Development

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tina Durham


Was there an article in The CapeCod Chronicle re: the life and death of Ms. Tina Durham who passed away on April 16, 2007?

If so, would it be possible to obtain a reprint of this article from someone? Please the article to my home address;

Ms. Catherine M. Renza
53 Desert Sands Lane
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

Thank you so very much for your help.
Yours truly,

Catherine Renza

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fish Weir - Hardings Beach

Fish Weir - Hardings Beach
Originally uploaded by Chris Seufert.
One of the oldest methods for catching fish and this trap is one of the last in New England, situated off Hardings Beach.

©Christopher Seufert

Chatham Fish Pier Market


I'm trying to reach the fish market at the Chatham Fish Pier. Can someone help?

Thank you,

Michelle Pollard. M.S.,CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Camping in Chatham

Good afternoon,

We are planing on voisiting Cape Cod this summer and have been suggested to stay in Chatham.

I would like to know which campgrounds are in the city or near enough so we can go to Chatham’s beach on a daily basis.

Thank you.


Marie-Josée Dallaire
Québec, Canada

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hardings Beach Seals - Chatham, Cape Cod

Harbor Seals on a sand spit between Hardings Beach and Morris Island. Monomoy Island looms in the background.

Pets in Chatham


I will be traveling to Chatham this coming June. We are bringing our small dog with us.

Could someone please recommend which beaches are the best to bring a dog to ? Or which ones don't allow dogs at all ?

Also, where I live (NYC) there are many restaurants that allow dogs when you eat at the outside tables. Are there any restaurants in Chatham that would allow dogs (when you sit at the outside tables of course) ?

Thank you very much for the help ! I want to make sure we all have a wonderful vacation !
~ Isabel Cook

Chatham Band Concerts

Does the Chatham Town Band welcome vistors to come and play with them? Do they have rehearsals?

Kenyon King
Chatham, New Hampshire

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Chatham Coast Guard Alumnus

Hi Chatham,

I practically grew up on Cape Cod, as a child I came with the family to spend the whole summer in one of the Harwich towns. After servicing more than two years with the English RAF as a pilot during WWII, I returned to Harwich Port and rested a month before joining the U.S.Navy as a pilot for the Navy Air Transport flying DC4's across the Atlantic for three years, then was moved to Hansas as teavcher of DC4's to my releaqsae.

Spent another five thousand hours as pilot then retired to the Cape (Harwichport with my family. Worked as Harbornaster and #2 Harwich summer man at the town work. Moved at 1983 to Florida where I have remained as a CG Aux.

Now I'm 93 yrs old and coasting along as an interesting standby. I was working part time at Chatham CG Station. before I left the Cape.

Best luck and good wishes,
Albert E. Smyser, Jr.

Cape Cod Osprey (Chatham, MA)

An osprey flies above an April marsh at Mill Creek in South Chatham.

Quaint Drinking Village With a Fishing Problem


I lived on Cape Cod from 99 - 2004. I bought a t-shirt from a general store on Main Street in Chatham. The t-shirt said, Chatham, MA a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem. Do you know how I cango about getting another t-shirt like this? Thank you.

Greg Shirk

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Henry Beston Audio Book Project

Release: On June 1, Silver Hollow Audio will publish the first-ever audiobook of Henry Beston’s classic "The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod."

With the blessing of Beston’s daughter, Kate Barnes, Silver Hollow Audio is launching "The Outermost House" as the first in a line of audiobooks about nature and place. Available on CD and by digital download, it is perfect for audiophiles, nature lovers, road trippers, birdwatchers, beach bums, and armchair philosophers alike. The unabridged 5-CD package will also include an interview with Beston’s biographer, who, along with our narrator, will be on the Cape during the June 1-3 weekend to participate in a number of Beston reading/discussion events (one of which will be in Chatham, though I do not have the details yet).

Cover art and sound clips are available to the press, and I would be happy to send them via email or CD.

Best wishes,

Rebecca Barry • Silver Hollow Audio • (845) 688-7333

Chatham Movie

I have a great interest in the movie Chatham. The reason for my interest is that it is based on the book Cap'n Eri and it just so happens that my name is Eri, Eri David Laing that is. I had an aunt who had a cousin named Eri, my mother liked the name and so here I am. For years we had thought it was a Scottish name until another aunt on my mothers side was reading her Bible, Genesis 46:16. There was my name in a list of other names. I think I was 12 or something like that and to find that my name had an origin after being given it in 1946. In fact I hated my name because in that day if you didn't have a name like Tom, Dick or Harry you got teased and a lot of other bad things.

Well, I guess I was 16 and another aunt was at a garage sale and found the book Cap'n Eri. Wow, a book with my name. Then I found that there was even a movie made of the book in 1915. And now another movie based on the book. I can't wait to see it. I was wondering if anyone knows who will be playing the part of Cap'n Eri? You can reach me at

Thank You
Eri D. Laing

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Seeking Old Photos


I'm still seeking old photos of artists working on Chatham's outer beaches, and Birdwatchers likewise.

For exmple, I stumbled across a photo of a birder ogling some gulls from a hideaway behind the bow of the remains of a shipwreck.


John Hutchinson

My book on Chatham Beachwagons is coming very soon to the Yellow Umbrella.

Lobster at Chatham Fish Pier

It won't be long now. Prices are way up here on Chatham so expect to pay this summer.

Chatham Art Show


I was informed that there will be an Art Show in Chatham, MA on August 18 & 19, but I have been checking several websites, even the Chamber of Commerce of Chatam website, and couldn't find anything on that.

Could someone please point me on the right direction? I am a sculptor and I would like to get an application for this Art Show.

Many thanks,

Mauro Pozzobonelli

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Surfing on the Cape

We plan to be in Cape Cod in mid-July. My daughter, age 20, wants to spend her time surfing.

Can someone recommend the towns to stay in that are most convenient for surfing?
I would really appreciate the info.

Marcia Hiles

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Ospreys are Back!

An adult osprey takes off from a nest of young on an antenna at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Cape Cod. March 31, 2007. You can see one of them poking it's head up.

Fishing Pier Observation


I am planning a visit to Chatham in mid May. Would love to experience the fishing boats arriving at the pier and unloading their catches. Could someone please let me know the time of day we would most likely be able to see this happen.

Thank you in advance.

Jeanne Gregory

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Chatham Info


I'm looking for a listing of summer activities as well as lodgings in Chatham if someone could help. My fiance and I plan on coming to Chatham in August and would like a brochure for summer 2007.

Constance S. Onofrio
207C Windgate Circle
Monroe, Ct. 06468

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Eldredge Public Library - 1894

Chatham, MA - The Eldredge Public Library (EPL) was a gift to the people of Chatham from one of its natives, Marcellus Eldredge, who was a successful businessman and legislator in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and yet retained close ties to his home town. In 1894 he purchased land on Main Street for $1,000. Construction of the new library took a year and cost about $30,000.

Architect Albion M. Marble of Fall River, a student of H. H. Richardson, designed the original 67' by 34' building in the Renaissance/Romanesque Revival Style, with Quincy granite foundation, red West Barnstable brick walls with pink mortar, Longmeadow brownstone trim, a slate roof with terra cotta cresting, and eyebrow dormers. The interior was finished with quartered oak wainscoting, a carved oak fireplace mantle, Italian marble mosaic in the vestibule, and two stained glass windows with solid medallion facsimiles of the marks of L. Giunta and Aldus, both early Italian book crafters.

Meanwhile, the EPL was legally established as a corporation "for the formation and maintenance of a public library in Chatham." Five men (including Marcellus Eldredge) and their successors were named as corporation members. The Library was dedicated in formal ceremonies on July 4, 1896, and opened to the public a week later.

Fishing Boats Sought


We run the Sanideco Center .sl. in Valencia, Spain.

We're looking to buy fishing industry vessel plants or fishing vessels to work in Marruecan Sea. We have a fishing co. in casablanca.

Those interested please email

best regards
Said Sabsoub

tel 00 34 639678051
fax 00 34 96 3942542

Monday, March 05, 2007

Dalai Lama


I am looking for the jewelry store on main street in Chatham specializing in silver… it's called ‘Dalai Lama’ I believe.

Is it still in business?

Thank you,

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Winter seagull at Lighthouse Beach

A female seagull flies over the bluff overlooking Lighthouse Beach.

Looking for ancestor


I'm looking for information regarding William Cohoon, who married Eliz. Nickerson. Names of children etc.

Did they go to Nova Scotia? Looking for records. Thank you. They are my ancestors of mother's side.

Jean Kelley

Friday, February 09, 2007

Nauset Light Winter Dinners

From Andrew Walker-

The Nauset Light Masonic Lodge will be holding the following event.

Winter Dinners, 5 pm – 7 pm on Tuesdays thru May, Nauset Light Lodge at St. Martin’s Lodge, Route 28, Chatham.
Fish cakes or hot dogs, beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert and a drink. $8.00. 508-430-9025.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Swans on Muddy River- Chatham, MA

Some new developers call this body of water Monomoy River though that's a modern contrivance. Muddy River separates Harwich and Chatham and empties into Pleasant Bay.

Recommendation for Chatham Bars Inn?

Aloha from Hawaii.

My husband and I want to visit in late May for several days; have been checking out Chatham Bars Inn.

Can anyone tell me if this is the nicest place to stay in the area…and about the accessibility (driving) to other places around Cape Cod, Nantucket etc.??

Thanks so much.
Marti Paskal

Clam Bake Caterers


I will be coming to Chatham in mid June and would like to host a
clam/lobster/shrimp bake at either the home that we are renting or on the
beach. Do you have any recommendations for caterers that would do
something like this? Is it even possible to reserve a beach location for a
casual dinner for a family of 10? Thanks so much for your assistance and

Jennifer Nelson

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Blackman's Tavern Info Sought


Does anyone have any information on Blackman's Tavern or perhaps information about the original purpose of the building?

I was told it was the business prior to The Captains Table in the center of Chatham.

Also, Are there any older photographs of this center area of Chatham?

Thanks, Brian Fogg, Ludlow, Ma.

Buck's Creek Clammer

Buck's Creek Clammer
Originally uploaded by Chris Seufert.
A clammer walks off the winter flats in back of Hardings Beach at Chatham, Cape Cod while the sun sets.

Digging Chatham Steamers


Can someone help me out. I have a question.

I dig my own steamers. Recently they have extended the season in the Boston area. We always soak them the night before with salt water and cornmeal. What is happening is very unusual, as we still have a lot of sand left in them. Would someone have any idea why this is happening?

Appreciate it if you could get back to me.

Thank you,


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