May 03, 2017
Seashore to Host Junior Lifeguard Program Again This Summer
Cape Cod National Seashore will once again offer its Junior Lifeguard Program for boys and girls ages 13 to 17 this summer. The purpose of the program is to promote water safety and provide job-specific training on Cape Cod by reaching out to area youth. Past junior lifeguards currently work as ocean lifeguards for the seashore and several towns on Cape Cod.
May 01, 2017
Spring Turkey Hunt at Cape Cod National Seashore
The spring Eastern wild turkey hunt will take place in Massachusetts starting April 24, and in Cape Cod National Seashore for a sixth season. The 2017 national seashore turkey hunting season will run the first three weeks of the state four-week turkey season, which is open from April 24 through May 19, 2017.
April 13, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard Installs New Beacon at Highland (Cape Cod) Light
The recent installation by the U.S. Coast Guard of a new beacon at Highland Light. While the National Park Service owns the lighthouse and adjoining keeper’s house, the U.S. Coast Guard maintains the lighthouse optics system as an aid to navigation.
March 31, 2017
Celebrate National Park Week at Cape Cod National Seashore, April 15-24
Across the country, hundreds of national park areas will celebrate National Park Week from April 15 to 24. This annual celebration provides the opportunity for parks to showcase their special features through engaging activities. At Cape Cod National Seashore, visitors and neighbors are invited to take a hike, touch a bucket loader, aim a fire hose, look for whales, climb a lighthouse, explore a pond, tour a whaling captain's home, view kids' artwork, and celebrate the history of wireless communication.
March 31, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Commemorative Events about the Titanic and Wireless Communication
Over a century has passed since 2,240 passengers and crew set sail from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912 for a transatlantic voyage on a luxury steamship enroute to the Port of New York. Four days later, on the night of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg then plunges to the North Atlantic’s ocean floor. The fate of the steamship and the 1,500 souls lost is ingrained in the American memory, and has inspired numerous books and films. A fact that surprises many is that Marconi’s wireless station in Wellfleet played a role in the rescue of 740 survivors. The survivors were rescued by the Carpathia as a result of wireless messages sent from Marconi’s Wellfleet station. Today, the station site is preserved within Cape Cod National Seashore. Between April 13 and 22 Cape Cod National Seashore will host commemorative events around the Titanic and the evolution of wireless communication, culminating in International Marconi Day, a worldwide event. All events, with the exception of International Marconi Day on April 22, will be held at Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham. Events are free, accessible, and open to the public.
March 28, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Student Marine Art Exhibit in April
A display of marine artwork created by students will be on display at Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center from April 3 through the end of the month. The exhibition features winning art from the 2016 Marine Art Contest sponsored by Massachusetts Marine Educators. The artwork, created by students from schools across Massachusetts, captures some of the diversity of species found in nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS).