Workboat of the Marshes
After 1900, Cape Codders made the move from cows and plows to summer cottages and tourism, the usefulness of hay barges waned. Luckily, the French Transatlantic Cable Company in Town Cove used this one as a repair vessel for sixty years thus sparing it the fate of others of its kind. Today it is the last remaining hay barge on Cape Cod, perhaps in all New England, and is a reminder of the bustling maritime life of the coastal community.
Location. 41° 50.236′ N, 69° 58.336′ W. Marker is in Eastham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Nauset Road. Touch for map. Marker is behind the Salt Pond Visitor Center . Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Doane Road, Eastham MA 02642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kettles (a few steps from this marker); Eastham Windmill (approx. half a mile
Categories. • Agriculture • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 389 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.