Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Wedding at Lighthouse Beach


I know this is a little out of the ordinary, but I am getting married june 5th 2010 and I love the chatham coast guard beach with the lighthouse. I am not sure who to contact about this but I guess you have to start somewhere.

The reason I am contacting you is to find out who I need to talk to about having my wedding on the beach there. or by the lighthouse.

Please contact me at
Thank you

the most precious things in life are the ones not expected!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Looking for sail boat tours.


I'm wondering if there any sail boat rides out of Chatham, as we will be there from the 12-26 of July.

Please advise me, thank you

'Chatham By Air' Book Cover

The new hard cover book by photographer Christopher Seufert featuring aerial phographs of Chatham, Cape Cod. 80 pages with bonus DVD of images and videos.

Available now here
Signing from 3:30 to 6:30 on July 12, 2008 at the grand opening of the Christopher Seufert gallery at 2469 Main Street, Chatham.


Chatham Aerial Photography Book Released with July 12 signing

Chatham, Cape Cod Gets First Aerial Photography Book

Chatham, Massachusetts (July 9, 2008) -- It's hard to believe this book doesn't yet exist, but the many faces of Chatham’s everchanging coastline have now been captured in a newly released coffee table book by photographer Christopher Seufert. "Chatham by Air: Aerial Photographs of Chatham, Massachusetts, 80 photographs in hard cover, hits the streets with a wine and cheese signing at the Christopher Seufert Gallery (2469 Main Street, Chatham) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm on Saturday, July 12.

Shot entirely in 2007 and 2008, the color photos give a priority treatment to the town’s dramatic new break at North Beach. The first 20 images show the progressive erosion in similarly composed images shot over time. Monomoy, downtown Chatham, and virtually every body of water are also revealed in perspectives from the air. Further on, seals bask on sandspits, a scalloper rocks on its anchor in Nantucket Sound, the ever green links of Eastward Ho reflect the light of a sunny day on Pleasant Bay.

While the main project is a traditional hard-cover coffee table book, Seufert, a documentary filmmaker by trade, brought his film and video background to play with a full complement of multimedia components, including a DVD slide show (with 50 additional images) included with the book and also available separately, a free cross-platform screensaver (available as a download from Apple), and a separate 27-minute online video slideshow for sale as a download.
"My core business through Mooncusser Films helped me add a little more kick to the publishing of a Cape Cod photo book, I hope," explains Seufert. "Though I love holding a real book in my hands, photos are no longer something that live only on the printed page. These images really hold up well on a large HD tv and the aerial details are revealed much more truly large like that.”By offering the dvd as a free add-on to the book and giving people the option to purchase it separately for $20 as opposed to the $50 book, I'm hoping to evolve the Cape Cod photo book one step, as it’s a great value at high quality with more images than printed book.
Though Seufert went away to college and spent the early part of his career 'over the bridge,' he grew up in Chatham, where couldn’t help but be influenced by the legendary aerial photographer Dick Kelsey.
“He would shoot our family portrait every year and also progressive aerial photos of our neighborhood so I was very familar with his work,” says Seufert. “Seeing how the Hardings Beach area where I grew up changed so dramatically over time in his photographs, I noticed how well his images functioned as documents of the changing face of Chatham and not just as art. So his work was certainly a big inspiration for this book. He would tip his wings to us when he passed overhead and I’ve always seen him as something of a romantic character, a cowboy of the skies.”
Seufert undertook the photo excursions more for the adventure, foresaking a more scientific approach that would entail shooting the same flats over time at the same tide point in the tides. Working closely with pilot Jill Douglas he chose instead to base his trips more on good weather and on covering every part of town. “I would always go shoot the new break every time I was up, but I also made sure that I got shots of every part of town, including downtown, which I don’t normally see in other Chatham aerial collections. Jill was fantastic, and her skill at the controls really gave me the same ability to hover over one spot as well as if I were in a helicopter. She’s also has a very relaxed and patient demeanor, which made it easy for me to focus on shooting all the time.”
Mr. Seufert currently has most recently had his photos published at Oprah.com, National Public Radio, Cape Cod Magazine, and last year he released his first book “Chatham Views: A Photographic Journal from Chatham, Cape Cod.”
"Chatham by Air", printed by Blurb Press, has 80 8" x 10" pages with 77 full-color original photographs on 80 pd. semi-matte paper stock and is available for $49.95 in hard cover and $36.95 in soft cover, both with bonus dvd. The book is now available online at http://www.ChathamPhoto.com and locally at Yellow Umbrella Books, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Mark August, Beach Cottage Designs, and Chatham Bars Inn.
For more information please contact:
Christopher Seufert
Christopher Seufert Photography

Chatham Railroad Museum Spikes Donated


We are from New York State and have been visiting The Gibson Cottages for over 50 years at Eastham. Back in the 70's me and my son were walking the old railroad path which is now the Bike & Walk Path. This was when the old rails were removed but the old rotting ties were still there. We walked along the area by Depot Pond and discovered each tie had a two digit date spike,they were about 2" long.We pulled out over a dozen date spikes.One was dated in the late 1890's and the others dated from the 20's to the 40's. About four summers ago at the Old School House Museum in Eastham ,we met a lady who said she was associated with the Chatham Railway Museum.We asked her if she would be kind enough to deliver the rail spikes to the Chatham Railway Museum,she said she would.

I guess my question is; are they on display at the Museum?This summer we will be up at Eastham in August and will be visiting The Fish Pier and plan on visiting the Railway Mueum,for that reason it would be good to know if my Rail Spikes would be on display.

Don Cook


Chatham Clambake Suggestions Sought


My husband's family has a home in Chatham. We are planning a 40th birthday celebration this August. Does anyone have any suggestions for Clambake companies to use?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you,

Clamming License


Is it possible to go clamming in Chatham? If so where? Do you need a license?


Chatham Vacation Rental Information


I am interested in renting a vacation home for all of next summer and have found one, but need to know how far it is from the center of town. My parents who are in their eighties and don't drive, would like to be able to walk to where the hub of the restaurants and shops are without too much difficulty. The owners don't live there and don't seem to know distances too well, so I'm hoping you might be able to help.

The house is on Snow Lane, it's near Old Comers Rd. and Rte. 28, near a church. I have a feeling where it is, but it's hard to tell on Mapquest.

I'd really appreciate your help in this, it's a great house and I love Chatham!

Thanks so much!

Loren McAuley

Chatham Lighthouse Address?

I am trying to find the exact street address for Chatham Light – can anyone possibly send me that information?

Thank you very much,

Doug Scalise,
Brewster, MA

Chatham Jewelry Store


What is the name of the jewelry store on Main Street in Chatham? I was there last week and want to inquire about something I saw in the window.

Thank you!

Julie Burgess

Chatham Lighthouse Tours


What time are the Chatham Lighthouse tours? We were told you have free tours on Wednesdays and we’ll be travelling there in July and would like to visit.

Thanks, Debby Easum

Chatham House Tour Happening this Year?


Last year, I attended a House Tour in Chatham with some friends. We had a wonderful time. Does anyone know if it will be held again this year?


Name of Chatham Store Sought

You may call this your dumb question of the day...

When I was visiting Chatham a few weeks ago on vacation, one of the stores on the Main Street had a collection of signs, one of which said something like "Live Long, Laugh Much, Golf Often." I had taken a card so that I could order the sign later, but misplaced it. And now I don't even know the name of the store in order to make the call. Online searches have revealed nothing. Can you help? Does anyone have any idea which store I might be thinking of? Any help you can provide will be welcome! Wish I were there now!

-- Catherine Lombardozzi

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