Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Outermost House

In 1927 Henry Beston moved into a small cabin (only 20 x 16) on a spit of land just south of the present Coast Guard Station at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. This short vacation turned into a full year’s stay, where Beston recorded life on the seashore and studied the natural world—the land, the sky, the sea—and the role of man in it. Beston called this 2 room cabin “Fo’castle”.

That would be all there is to say if Henry hadn't published his book, The Outermost House a year later. This book is a must-read for any environmentalist and anyone who loves the seashore. There is a great article that provides much insight into Heny Beston's Outermost House... HERE.

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