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    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

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    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

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?

pirate treasure

Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.