Cape Cod National Seashore Presents Tony Davis on Catboat Restoration

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Date: July 15, 2016
Contact: Dani Crawford, South District Interpreter, 508-255-3421, ext. 0305

Join Tony Davis, boat builder, sailing instructor, and owner of Arey's Pond Boat Yard, for an inside look at the four-year restoration of Conjurer, a 1909 H. Manley Crosby Catboat.The program will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday July 26, at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

Arey's Pond Cats are descended from traditional wooden catboats originally launched on Narragansett Bay two hundred years ago. True natives of Cape Cod, catboats have been sailed, worked hard, and have been well-loved by fishermen and recreational sailors alike ever since the first one headed up into the wind and someone exclaimed, "She comes about quick as a cat!"

This program is part of the annual "Tuesday Nights at Salt Pond" series. Held weekly at 7 PM in the summer in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs focus on the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages. Programs are free of charge and accessible. The series is sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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 AM to 5 PM, with staff to assist with activity planning. 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

Last updated: July 15, 2016

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