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Dwelling in the Dunes report

Dwelling in the Dunes: Traditional Use of the Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, Cape Cod, by Robert J. Wolfe

Final report for the research project "Traditional Cultural Significance of the Dune Shacks Historic District, Cape Cod National Seashore" (No. P4506040200) Supported by The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, August 2005

Abstract and Table of Contents

Chapters 1 through 3

Dwelling in the Dunes Images through Chapter 6

Chapters 7 through 9

Chapters 10 through References

Did You Know?

directional compass

Coastal waters were the original highways of the Cape. Today’s common but puzzling terms “Lower Cape” and “Upper Cape” (referring to the northern and southern areas of Cape Cod) originated with sailors. Southwesterly winds meant ships heading north were sailing "down-wind" to the Lower Cape.