December 2016

There are 4 blog entries for December 2016.


eastham target ship

It never actually served in battle off Cape Cod, yet Eastham’s famed “target ship” is about to get a long-overdue honor for the role it played in military history. The board of selectmen in Eastham recently voted to commemorate the SS Longstreet with a memorial plaque at First Encounter Beach. It’s hoped the plaque will be finished in time for a dedication in February, marking the ship’s 75th year.

Countless dummy bombs and missiles hit the SS Longstreet during a more than quarter century span from the mid 1940s to early 1970s, yet the ship never fired back while stationed off Cape Cod. That’s because the Longstreet wasn’t actually at battle, but rather used as target practice by those at Otis Air Force Base.

Named after Confederate General James

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stage harbor yacht club

Now that the Town of Chatham has purchased the Stage Harbor Dock, local leaders are looking at fast-tracking renovation plans to help serve the area’s commercial fishing fleet in the future. Previously owned by the Eldredge family for more than a half-century, the town purchased the dock a few months back, then leased it back to the family for work as a commercial pier.

At the time, the dock was viewed as an alternative to serve the town’s commercial fishing fleet, pending any future problems in accessing the pier at Aunt Lydia’s Cove. Already, though, some commercial vessels and recreational boats are having trouble navigating the inlet leading from the ocean into Chatham Harbor. That’s why proponents say its vitally important to upgrade and renovate

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chatham perk

A great place to fuel up on coffee, sandwiches, breakfast foods and fresh baked goods, Chatham Perk is the place locals and visitors flock to on any given day in North Chatham. Noted as an ideal spot to sip locally roasted coffee and enjoy muffins in the morning, the location is also recommended for grabbing some made-to-order sandwiches when you head out for a day at the beach.

This quick-service restaurant is available for dine-in or carryout service, mostly a small coffee shop with a relaxing atmosphere. The menu consists of varies pastries like donuts and muffins, plus breakfast sandwiches sure to tempt your taste buds.

For lunch, enjoy a range of options too, from various soups and salads to lobster rolls, sandwiches and grilled panini. There’s also

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chatham airport map

There’s no doubt that the Cape is a fantastic region to explore by boat, bike or hike, but there’s yet another choice in experiencing the vast scenery, this one soaring high above the rest. Chatham Airport has been a staple in the Chatham community for generations, once a great way to reach surfcasting off Monomoy, and now a site for aircraft rentals, flight instruction and the opportunity to experience Cape Cod in an entirely new way.

Classic bi-plane tours are now available through the airport, as are other sightseeing tours that soar over area beaches, Cape Cod main streets and historic sites around the region. Enjoy the breathtaking views during a round-trip excursion to Provincetown and back, while viewing sunken ships in the bay, local monuments or

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