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October-November, 2010 

Welcome again to our E-news. During the off-season we will be publishing every two months. We expect to resume a monthly newsletter when spring brings more seashore activities. Should there be any pressing news from the park, we will send it to you as promptly as possible.
Old Harbor Campaign

The campaign to furnish the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station is going well, but we still need everyone's help to make the effort successful. The fundraising goal is $180,000. This will allow us to purchase all items documented to have been present in the station in 1900.

When the project is complete, Old Harbor will b
e the only completely furnished, historical life-saving station in the country, bringing to life this important aspect of maritime history. Those who love Cape Cod and the history of the seas are asked to join us in this effort.

Many thanks to all those who have already contributed. Since the campaign was launched earlier this year, we are pleased to report that we have reached more than 50% of our goal, including $22,000 of National Park Service funding to furnish the crew's quarters. A few of the items already acquired are:
  • Kitchen cook stove
  • Heating stoves for mess room and crew quarters
  • Beds, blankets, lanterns, a telephone

We need your help to complete this project.  We are accepting donations of any amount. Click on the Network for Good button in the left margin and put Old Harbor in the designation line, or write a check made out to FCCNS-OH and send to PO Box 550, Wellfleet, MA  02667. 

Autumn Winds Concert

A rousing concert by the Rum Soaked Crooks delighted an overflow audience at Salt Pond Visitor Center on October 9. This was the last Friends event of the season and the standing-room only crowd spoke to the popularity of this annual concert. The four musicians - playing a variety of instruments - charmed the audience with a potpourri of sailors' sea chanteys, folk songs, ballads, and ditties. The crowd was thoroughly engaged by the repertoire of four centuries of Yankee seafaring songs, many sing-along choruses, and even a Polish ballad. If you missed this year's concert, be sure to come next year - arrive early!

Seashore Birthday in 2011

Watch for news of even
ts celebrating the fiftieth birthday of our favorite national park.  A logo design contest among Nauset Regional High School students last spring was won by then Senior Joe Fish, shown here with Supt. George Price.
Become a Member

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