Saturday, March 17, 2012

Chatham North Beach Cottages - A Last Look

The end is very near for a series of cottages that sit on a very narrow piece of beach off Chatham, known as North Beach. The National Seashore has finally won (?) the right to dismantle these cottages, in the name of public safety. It is inevitable that these cottages would succumb to the ravages of the sea. The only question is 'how many years, or weeks, before the killer storm hits the coast?'. The legal battles have been going on for several years. The video, below, from the Cape Cod Times, provides a brief last-look at the beach and the cottages. Interestingly, the cottage's best friends may be piping plovers, which may prevent the demolition until later this summer.

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