One of our stops at the Cape was Old Harbor Station, once located in Chatham, now found in Provincetown. My stepfather, Dick Ryder, grew up with the Station not only in his family history, but also in his backyard. He just came out with a book about it, called "Seashore Sentinel: The Old Harbor Lifesaving Station on Cape Cod."

The surfmen who manned the station spent long days in rough weather watching the seas, waiting to help when a ship was in trouble. At the station, we see where they slept, where they ate, where they stored the emergency equipment, and how they used the breeches buoy to save passengers. His book fills in the rest - the personal stories and the action that you can't see when you walk in the building.

He also took us to Nauset Light, partly because it's fun to go there, and also because 'A' has been asking about lighthouses. Dick has the key, and we went up for the tour.


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My name is Jillian. I started this blog as a way to experiment with my camera and it's a become a nice little spot where I enjoy spending time. I'm a mother to 6 and 4 year old daughters, wife to a cool computer guy, and mama to a cuddly cat. We enjoy eating local, organic food; managing several food allergies; homeschooling with love; spending time in nature; and we love to take time each day to be creative. You can also find me over at From Scratch Club from time to time. Welcome!