Evening Program Celebrates Cape Cod Canal Centennial

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Date: August 12, 2014
Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421

Since its grand opening 100 years ago on July 29, 1914, the Cape Cod Canal has provided safe passage for countless vessels. Join US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Samantha Gray for a free, one-hour presentation entitled “The Canal Story” at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 19, at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.  Discover how this waterway became the engineering marvel you see today. Learn about its rich history, unique features, and modern-day operations.

This program is part of the annual Tuesday Evening Series at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Held weekly at 7 PM in July and August 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 the 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 www.nps.gov/caco.  


Last updated: February 26, 2015

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