Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
National Seashore Proposes to Demolish Former Indian Filling Station
Contact: Bill Burke, Park Historian, 508-255-3421
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to demolish the abandoned former Indian Filling Station and Office in Wellfleet located on Route 6 in Wellfleet near the Truro town line.The station presents a serious health and safety hazard. The station was closed permanently in 1971 and acquired by the NPS in 1993. The gasoline pumps and tanks, signage and lighting no longer remain. The demolition will take place later this year. It is anticipated that this project will not impact any significant archeological resources. The demolition activity will be limited to the footprints of the buildings.
In 2009, Public Archeology Lab, Inc., completed a National Register evaluation of the station and concluded that the station was ineligible for the register due to its ruinous condition and to the fact that it does not possess sufficient integrity to convey its historical associations. In addition, the evaluation concluded that the station is not a relatively scarce surviving example of a “mom and pop” service station.
The public is invited to contact William Burke, Park historian, with any questions or comments. He can be reached at (508) 255-3421 ext. 14, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Tropical fish may occur in the waters of Cape Cod National Seashore. Tropical fish can be found in coastal areas all the way to the Canadian Maritime. Eggs and larvae of tropical fish are caught in the Gulf Stream and transported north. These fish eventually perish as the water cools.