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Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Tribute to Henry Beston and his Literary Classic - The Outermost House

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Date: March 18, 2014
Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421

On Sunday March 30th at 2:00 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, photographer Robby McQueeney, also known as The Dune Tramp, will present a 45-minute illustrated program using his photographs, paired with verses from Henry Beston’s classic book, The Outermost House, which captures the essence of the Outer Beach of Cape Cod.

McQueeney is the featured artist for March at Cape Cod National Seashore's exhibition series, Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art, which also pays tribute to Beston and his Outermost House. His exhibition will be removed at the end of the day on March 30th.

McQueeney is an active preservationist of local history, especially associated with dune shacks and "dune culture." He is on the Board of Directors of the Henry Beston Society and is a long-time member of the Nauset Light Preservation Society. From his first visit to Eastham on Cape Cod as a fifth-grader, he became enamored with local history, leading him to document it through his photojournalism. His passion for the Outer Cape is evident on his website (www.dunetramp.com), at his frequent illustrated presentations, and in his new book, "Tramping the Dune Shacks."

IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore’s programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.
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Kettle pond surface water levels are controlled by local groundwater levels. Around Cape Cod National Seashore ponds, these levels range from six to nine feet above average sea level. The bottoms of all the kettle ponds are below sea level.