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We are continually acquiring wonderful and rare  original Cape Cod books, antiques, engravings, photographs, souvenir china and more. 

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View Cape Cod National Seashore, Web Cam Image at Nauset Coast Guard Station, Eastham. 

 

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Filled with early images, many from private collections and never before published.

Read about the heroic 1952 rescue of the crews from the SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer, still considered today the most heroic small-boat rescues in Coast Guard history

Read about the lightship crews and their dangerous missions, guarding the shoals and coastline of Cape Cod

Read about the Monomoy Disaster, in which seven life-savers perished while attempting to rescue the crew of the barge Wadena.

Read about Nauset’s famous “Three Sisters” lighthouses, the only such lighthouse configuration in the country, why they were built and what became of them.

Read about the Chatham lights and why they were moved so often.

Read about the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, who’s crew rescued 34 persons in the first five years of operation.

Read about the many changes at Race Point Light Station and its renewed importance today

 

1443. Claflin, James W. Lighthouses and Life-Saving Along Cape Cod. Arcadia. 2014. 128p. Soft wraps. With over 200 vintage photographs, this is the fourth volume in a series of photographic histories of lighthouses and lifesaving along the coasts of the United States by the author. For centuries, heroic men and women have guarded the treacherous yet beloved Cape Cod coastlines. From Provincetown to Chatham, Sandwich to Cuttyhunk, and many towns in between, residents have relied on the Atlantic for employment and nourishment. But Cape Cod has always been plagued with a shifting coastline that consistently defies mariners’ efforts to pass through Massachusetts waters. In 1792, as shipping increased, mariners petitioned for a sorely needed lighthouse. It was not until 1797 that the first lighthouse on Cape Cod was built at the Highlands in North Truro. More lights and rescue stations would follow as the seas claimed their toll. Many lightship stations were also established from Chatham through Nantucket Sound to mark the constantly changing sandbars submerged offshore—more than in any other spot along the US coastline. Today, as sea levels change and sands continue to shift, some of these historic stations have been lost or moved, while still others are preserved only in such photographs as these. This compact volume features over 200 early photographs dating from the 1870’s through the 1960’s, drawn from the author’s and other private collections, most never before published, and traces the history of these services through photos and text. (M). $21.99. 

1646. (postcard) U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-36500. William P. Quinn photo. Difficult to find color postcard features an image of the Coast Guard motor lifeboat CG-36500 known best for the 1952 rescue of 32 sailors from the broken and foundering tanker SS Pendleton off Chatham, Cape Cod. A portion of the procedes from these cards goes to the Orleans Historical Society for the continued preservation of CG-36500. New. $1 each. 

16213. (photo) Mayo's Beach Lighthouse, Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1900 view. Rare close view shows Mayo’s Beach Light Station at about 1900. The new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house shown here, were built in 1881, and the original lantern and wood dwelling was removed. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron and the tower moved to the West Coast. 2 ¼” x 3 ½”. Removed from album. (VG-). $12.

 

16207. (box) Cuttyhunk Light Station, Mass. c.1930’s – 1950’s. Cardboard box was mailed to: ”James H. Dobbins c/o Cuttyhunk Light Station, Cuttyhunk, Mass.”. James H. Dobbins is listed as a Coast Guard keeper in the 1940s at The Graves and Chatham Light, among others. He is not on the roster for Cuttyhunk but may have been sent to Cuttyhunk to fill in or to help with some type of project and spent some time there. There was a Harry Dobbins listed as Keeper at Cuttyhunk Light in the 1930's, who may have been the father, or James may have used his middle name (H for Harry ?) as his primary name. Box measures 9 ¾” x 4” x 1 ½”. Box is from Edward J. Hodgdon Company, New Bedford, who were purveyors of “talking machines” (Victrolas). Box is empty except for original tissue packing. Interesting collectible. (VG). $24.

12432b,c,d,e. (lot mounted photos) Cape Cod Life-Saving & Lighthouses c.1890. Lovely early, clear mounted views include Cape Cod Highland Light Station, Long Point Light, Wreck of Ship Jason, and Race Point Station No. 6 crew launching surfboat. The photos are clear and crisp, measuring 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” on 4” x 5 ¾” mounts. Mounts have two holes, disbound from early photo view book. Unusual, quite nice. (VG+). $44 each or $158 for lot of four.

SR-532. (framed gravure print) Life-Saving Service Landing on the Beach c.1902. Beautiful vintage hand colored gravure print showing a lifesaving crew landing the surfboat on Cape Cod ’s sandy beach. With waves and storm clouds in the background, this delicate image is quite beautiful. The Keeper and six mustachioed surfmen can be seen in their kapok life vests in great detail, as is the surfboat. The print is clean though subdued in its tones and measures 7” x 9”. Done in 1902 in a number of forms, .this original gravure print was produced by Campbell Art Company, Elizabeth , New Jersey . Print is in superb condition on original mount, which has been framed with later mat in period plaster decorated frame. Overall 11 ¼” x 13”. Frame is quite attractive but has moderate damage to plaster decorated outer edge. This print exhibits beautiful detail and coloring and must be seen to be appreciated. A very nice Life-Saving Service collectible. (VG-). $179.

16200. (copy photo) Long Point Lighthouse, Provincetown , Mass. c.1890 view. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” older copy photo shows excellent detail of the second light station at Long Point. Image may be from noted early Cape Cod photographer Rosenthal . Image includes the 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling with square brick light tower, fog bell tower and more guarding the Provincetown harbor. In 1873, an inspector reported that "a new dwelling is a necessity... the entire structure is in danger of being carried off by a heavy storm." $13,000 was appropriated for a new tower, keeper's dwelling and fog signal. This new 38-foot brick lighthouse tower and a 1 1/2-story keeper's house shown here were built in 1875. The 1,200 pound fog bell was installed at this time. Photo is b/w and includes description on back. Clear, close view, good detail. (VG+). $56.

16206. (souvenir dish) Ship Jason, Wrecked Dec. 5, 1893 Cape Cod. One of the nicer commemorative dishes, a superb, bright, white, gilt edged commemorative dish featuring a nice detailed full b/w image of the ship Jason pounding on the bar with the Life-Saving Service surfboat returning from the wreck. It was on the dreaded Peaked Hill Bars that the terrible ocean tragedy, the wreck of the ship Jason, occurred in a furious winter storm on December 5, 1893. The wreck of the Jason was one of the most appalling disasters that has ever taken place on the shores of Cape Cod , twenty-six lives being lost. Of the whole crew, Evans, the ship’s apprentice, was the only person that managed to reach the shore. Marked “Made in Germany for O.E. Kelley, Dennisport, Mass. ” Piece measures 6 ½” in diameter with a raised edge enhanced by a petite, decorative gilt border. Clean, only light edge wear. A very pretty display piece. (VG+). $144.

13119c. (photo) Cape Cod (Highland) Lighthouse c.1930’s.  5" x 7". Nice close clear view of the light station in the early Twentieth Century showing many of the out-buildings fog signal building and more. Clean, clear. (VG+). $28.

 

23377c. [Life-Saving Service 3-dimensional gravure print] c.1902. Beautiful vintage hand colored and three dimensional gravure print showing a lifesaving crew landing the surfboat on Cape Cod ’s sandy beach. With waves and storm clouds in the background, this delicate image is quite beautiful. The Keeper and six mustachioed surfmen can be seen in their kapok life vests in great detail, as is the surfboat. The print is clean though subdued in its tones and measures 7” x 9”. Done in 1902 in a number of forms, .this original gravure print may have been produced by Campbell Art Company, Elizabeth , New Jersey . Quite unusual in this case is that the men are three dimensional, protruding from the surface. Quite delicate, print has bending and wear to the corners, and has some moisture staining but would still mat and display quite well. This print exhibits beautiful detail and coloring and must be seen to be appreciated. A very nice Life-Saving Service collectible. (VG-). $126.

12511e. (photo) Chatham Light Station c.1890’s. This close clear albumen photo on clipped album page features a fine image including all aspects of the two tall iron light tower and the clipped-gable station / dwelling in Chatham. Nice clear close view, a few spots, light foxing. Measures 3 ½” x 4 ½”. Nice early view. (VG). $34.

 

16166. (aerial photo) Chatham Lighthouse by Paul A. Andrews (Aerial Photos of Cape Cod) c.1990’s. 8” x 10” color photograph in 11” x 14” mat. Wonderful clear view. Clean, clear, perfect for framing. Signed in pencil by the photographer. (VG+). $22. (lines due to scanning through shrinkwrap) 

16167. (aerial photo) Nobska Lighthouse by Paul A. Andrews (Aerial Photos of Cape Cod) c.1990’s. 8” x 10” color photograph in 11” x 14” mat. Wonderful clear view. Clean, clear, perfect for framing. Signed in pencil by the photographer. (VG+). $22. (lines due to scanning through shrinkwrap)

16168. (aerial photo) Wings Neck Lighthouse by Paul A. Andrews (Aerial Photos of Cape Cod) c.1990’s. 8” x 10” color photograph in 11” x 14” mat. Wonderful clear view. Clean, clear, perfect for framing. Signed in pencil by the photographer. (VG+). $22. (lines due to scanning through shrinkwrap)

16169. (aerial photo) Stage Harbor Lighthouse by Paul A. Andrews (Aerial Photos of Cape Cod) c.1990’s. 8” x 10” color photograph in 11” x 14” mat. Wonderful clear view. Clean, clear, perfect for framing. Signed in pencil by the photographer. (VG+). $22. (lines due to scanning through shrinkwrap)

16165. (photo) Chatham Lighthouse at Dusk c.1992. 8” x 10” color photograph in 11” x 14” mat. Wonderful clear view, perfect for framing. Light soiling to mat. (VG+). $10. 

BR-5,7,12. (lot 3 photos) Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, Cape Cod c.1990’s. by Bruce Roberts. 11” x 14” Signed by noted photographer Bruce Roberts. Bruce Roberts has been a well known and respected lighthouse historian, photographer and author since the subject gained the nation’s interest in the 1980’s. The former Director of Photography and Senior Photographer at Southern Living Magazine, Bruce was also a member of the legendary 1960s photo staff of The Charlotte Observer, which pioneered the use of the 35mm camera and natural light for newspaper photography. For over twenty years, lighthouses have become his favorite subject. His renowned lighthouse photography has appeared in hundreds of books and magazines including Southern Lighthouses and American Lighthouses. These prints were hand printed by Mr. Roberts at the time and all bear his signature on the back. They are all printed on double weight fiber based paper of the same type used for museum archival printing. All are silver prints done by hand and tray processed – an art that is fast fading away today, being replaced by digital photography. Because of the process and paper used, these museum quality prints will last a hundred years into the future. Clear, close, wonderful images. (VG+). $24 each or $74 for lot of 3 photographs.

12157c. (chart) MASSACHUSETTS CAPE COD BAY #1208. 1973. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. 1:80,000. 34h” x 43w”. Bright, very large detailed original Coast Survey chart includes all of Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bay from Brant Rock and Plymouth, south along the entire Cape Cod to Hyannis, and also part of Buzzards Bay. Chart includes all Coast Guard Lifeboat stations including Station Provincetown and Chatham, as well as all lighthouses, buoys, towns and features and more. The area has numerous shoals and bars, and the entire area is exceedingly treacherous. Included on the chart are bearings, tides and currents for the area, and soundings. Chart is in good condition, overall clean with only light wear. With original folds, intact. Rare chart showing early Coast Guard stations. Wonderful for wall display. (VG+).  $88.

 

Limited number available - Signed by the Author:

6697. Thompson, Frederic L., THE LIGHTSHIPS OF CAPE COD. 1996. 2nd printing. 112 pp. Soft wraps. Signed by the author. Illustrated with over 93 beautifully detailed photographs. Much sought after, this scarce volume chronicles the history of the lightships in this vital area. Wonderfully detailed b/w photographs enhance the author's vivid description of the history and life aboard these vessels. One of the only volumes ever written exclusively on this subject, this fine work will make a fine addition to any library (M). $14.95. (Wholesale discounts available)

1681. (document) U.S. Light-House Establishment Repair Voucher, Repairs at Chatham and Monomoy Point Light Stations, Cape Cod c.1860. Early pre- civil war document details labor, tools and supplies including glass for lantern, paint supplies, stove pipe, etc for repairs made at Chatham Lights and Monomoy Point Light. Dated August 21, 1860. Document is signed by Heman M. Smith in receipt of payment and by Charles N. Trumbull, Light-House Engineer, 1st. & 2nd. District. Document is in good condition, some chipping to one edge, light toning. Measures 7 x 8 ¼”. (VG+). $84.

16154. (photo) Wreck of the Schooner W.N. Reinhardt, one mile above Race Point c.1926. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” official Coast Guard photo shows excellent detail of the Schooner W.N. Reinhardt breaking up in the fierce surf on the beach at Race Point on Cape Cod. The wreck occurred on December 7, 1926. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG). $44.

1684. (photo) Victorian Ladies Pose Near Race Point Life Saving Station c.1900. Nice little snapshot shows finely dressed Victorian ladies posing with the life-saving station in the background. The famous Race Point Life-Saving station was an expanded red-house type station originally built in 1872-73 and expanded in 1888. Measures 3 ½” x 3 ½”. (VG+). $18.

16150. (photo) Orleans - Coast Guard Observes – Rowing Across the Atlantic c.1966. 7 ½” x 10” wirephoto provides close view of Sergeant Chay Blyth and Captain John Ridgway in their boat ”English Rose III” as the Coast Guard looks on. In 1966 Sergeant Chay Blyth teamed up with Captain John Ridgway for a daring adventure. The plan was for the two paratroopers to row across The Atlantic from North America back to Europe. The vessel they chose was a 20ft open dory built in Bradford. Some practical alterations were made to the dory for the adventure at Aldershot but important improvements were made in Cape Cod on advice from experienced fishermen who knew the treacherous Grand Banks which they would have to cross in the early stages of their daring voyage. Critically the gunwale was raised 9 inches and the vessel was strengthened with oak. ”English Rose III“ left Orleans on Cape Cod on 4 June 1966 to a rapturous sendoff by a crowd of some thousands. During their epic journey they braved two hurricanes, vicious storms, huge waves, whales bigger than their boat as well as fatigue and rations that were eked out as a result of damage caused Hurricane Alma. After 92 days at sea and around 3,000 miles later, they reached the Aran Islands off the Irish coast in gale force conditions. (description from chayblyth.com). Some toning from age and sun. (VG-) $28.

5266c. Cusack, Zugbee. COLLECTOR'S LUCK - A THOUSAND YEARS AT LEWIS BAY, CAPE COD. Stoneham, MA. 1967. Inscribed to Edward Rowe Snow by Author. With bookplate from library of Edward Rowe Snow. 235pp. DJ. Illustrated with photos. An unusually nice compilation of information on the area. Contains within a great deal of history of the lights and lifesaving of New England, with photos, including some more obscure lights such as Bishop and Clerks (photo shows the Service blowing up the abandoned light), South Hyannis Light, Point Gammon Light and many others. Contents clean, tight, some foxing to dj. (VG). $56.

1654. (photo) Cahoons Hollow Coast Guard Station c.1930’s. Rare early photo shows great detail of the Cahoons Hollow station as local boys pose on the ramp. Boys on summer vacation on Cape Cod as well as local youth loved to visit the Coast Guard stations and halp or watch the men work and drill. Many youths would run errands for the crews and might be rewarded by a meal with the crew, sitting in the surfboat or even a view from the watch tower. Clear close snapshot shows great detail. Measures 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” with a few blemishes, aome album residue on back. Rare view. (VG). $48.

12510p. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouse, Eastham, Mass. c.1920’s. This rare photo features a close image of the Keeper’s house and light tower in about the 1920’s after the central tower was moved and attached to the new Keeper’s house and the remaining two towers moved to the perimeter of the property. They would be later sold. Measurement 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Clear, rare early view. (VG+). $68.

16105. (copy photo from original) US Life-Saving Service, Highland Station, Truro, Cape Cod c.1891. Clear, close, 8” x 10” copy photo from an original at the American Heritage Publishing Archive, shows excellent detail of the expanded Red House-Type station located northwest of Cape Cod lighthouse. Taken from Irving L. Rosenthal (Provincetown) photo. Note the many visitors on the boat ramp, with surfboat in background. Good detail. (VG+). $78.

 

16106. (Copy photo from original) US Life-Saving Station, Cape Cod c.1891. Clear, close, 8” x 10” copy photo from an original at the American Heritage Publishing Archive, shows excellent detail of a Duluth Type life-saving station and crew, said to be on Cape Cod. I believe it to be either the Old Harbor or Wood End station. Taken from Irving L. Rosenthal (Provincetown) photo. Includes a bit of a description of the life and work of the life-savers on the back. Nice view includes the Keeper and men with their dog on the boat ramp, with surfboat in background. Good detail. (VG+). $78.

13201c. (souvenir dish) Mayo’s Beach Light and Keeper’s Dwelling, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1900. A rare, bright, gilt decorated commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the Mayo’s Beach Light and keeper’s dwelling in Wellfleet Harbor. One of the few of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures about 6 3/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilded border. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house built in 1881. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and gilt decorated border make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “Altenburg China Made in Germany for Geo. P. Baker, Wellfleet Mass ”. Quite clean, bright, light wear to gilding and rim. A beautiful display piece. Unusually large, bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lighthouse. (VG+). $245.

13110-26. (photo) Tanker S.S. Fort Mercer Wallowing in Heavy Seas off Cape Cod. February 1952. Clear, close, original 5” x 7” press photo shows excellent detail of the bow section of the tanker S.S. Fort Mercer wallowing in heavy seas. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Taken on February 19, 1952. Clear, close view, good detail. (VG+). $54.

1682. (photo) 40-Foot Trawler “Catchalot” Capsizes on Chatham Bar c.1950. Coast Guardsman Bernie Webber noted in his book Chatham – The Lifeboatmen that “…For the fishermen of Chatham, undoubtedly nothing endangered their lives more than the daily crossing of the bars while going to and coming from the offshore fishing grounds…. The worst thing that could happen to a fisherman coming in over the bar… was to be ‘pitch-polled’ by breakers…. For the fisherman whose boat didn’t make it in over the bar it meant almost certain death…. On October 30, 1950 Chatham fishermen Archie Nickerson and Elroy Larkin, coming in on their trawler Catchalot, were entering the harbor. Suddenly their boat was picked up by the great seas breaking on the bar and turned end for end over the bar. The boat landed on the beach upside down, with the loss of both men….” 7” x 9”. Dated October 31, 1950. Includes description and credit line on back. Rare view. (VG+). $56.

10153b. (Receipt For Supplies Form) Nobsque [Nobska] Point Light Station, Woods Hole, Cape Cod c.1860. Original receipt for payment for supplies  is signed in hand by Braddock Gifford for supplies for work at the lighthouse at Nobsque Point in Falmouth. Dated October 16, 1860, form lists supplies obtained for the light station in the amount of $3.33. Includes signature of Charles N. Turnball, Engineer, 1st & 2nd Light House District. This rare document measures 8 ¼” x 7” and is overall clean with one original fold, very little toning or edge wear. Superb early piece on this interesting light station would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG+). $88.

12511d. (photo) Chatham Lighthouse – Coast Guard Station c.1950’s. This close clear linen-backed photo features a fine image including all aspects of the tall  iron light tower and the clipped-gable station / dwelling, as well as the radar antenna and the added lookout tower. Measures 7” x 9”. Rare view. (VG+). $28.

15273. (photo) Chatham Lighthouse – Coast Guard Station c.1950-1960’s. This close clear photo features a fine image including all aspects of the tall  iron light tower and the clipped-gable station / dwelling, as well as the radar antenna behind the light tower. Measures 8” x 10”. Rare view. (VG+). $38.

 

1641. (photo) Chatham Lighthouse – Coast Guard Station c.1960’s by Julius Lazarus. This close clear photo features a fine image including all aspects of the tall  iron light tower and the clipped-gable station / dwelling, as well as the station garage. Note the radar antenna is still behind the light tower. Measures 8” x 10”. Rare view. (VG+). $38.

1642. (photo) Coast Guard Helo Operations Training at Osterville, Cape Cod c.1982. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” official Coast Guard photo shows excellent detail of Motor Lifeboat CG-44321 as helicopter hoists a man in training at the Osterville station (seasonal) on Cape Cod. Photo is b/w. Dated May 1982. Superb clear, close view, great detail. (F-). $26.

15216. (photo) U.S. Life-Savers Aid Victim on Cape Cod Beach c.1911. Clear close image provides a rare view as life-savers aid victim on the beach on Cape Cod. Possibly staged or a drill, view provides great detail of the men in their storm suits. Photo is overall quite clear and sharp. Measure 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Postmarked August 15, 1911 at Truro on Cape Cod. Rare view. (VG+). $54.

2469c. (souvenir spoon) Highland Light Station, Cape Cod c.1900. Beautiful petite commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the Highland (Cape Cod) Light Station in North Truro. This finely detailed piece bears a nicely detailed image of the tall masonry light tower and attached keepers’ dwellings on the gold washed bowl. The handle bears a nicely decorated edge. Measures 3 7/8” long and is in excellent condition. Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this light station. Marked “N S Co Sterling”. (VG+). $45.

29372c. (souvenir spoon) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis, Mass. c.1900. Beautiful petite commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse off Hyannis. This finely detailed piece bears a nicely detailed image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. The handle is finely decorated with figures of a shell, starfish and a codfish. One of the few of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures 3 ¾” long and is in excellent condition. Marked “Sterling”. Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this important light station. (F-). $56.

1646. (postcard) U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-36500. William P. Quinn photo. Difficult to find color postcard features an image of the Coast Guard motor lifeboat CG-36500 known best for the 1952 rescue of 32 sailors from the broken and foundering tanker SS Pendleton off Chatham, Cape Cod. A portion of the procedes from these cards goes to the Orleans Historical Society for the continued preservation of CG-36500. New. $1 each. 

1620. (photo) Life Saving Surfmen, Peaked Hill Bar Station, Provincetown, Cape Cod c.1890-1900. Rare close photo of four surfmen from the Peaked Hill Bar station on Cape Cod’s outer beach. Photo is on portion of album page with labeling identifying Benjamin S. Henderson, second from left. Dalton’s The Life Savers of Cape Cod notes (page 77) that Henderson was No. 2 Surfman in 1902. He was born in Wellfleet and had been a member of the station crew for seventeen years. He had “come from a sea-going family, and took naturally to the hard and perilous work that life savers are called upon to perform.” View is clear and close, but does have some wear including some creases and tears prior to being pasted onto the album page. Photo measures 4 ½” x 4 ½”. Rare image. (G+). $95. 

 

 

1637. Map of the Town of Chatham, Cape Cod. 1928. C.E. Hudson. 14” x 14”. Fine map for tourists in 1928 includes the villages of Chatham, West Chatham, South Chatham, and Chathamport. Map includes over 50 numbered points of historical interest in Chatham with corresponding descriptions on the back. Very good condition, clean, bright with original folds but will flatten just fine for framing. One very light pencil notation “Ryder”. Wonderful to frame for your wall. This is an original map from which many reproductions have been made. (VG+). $225.

1605. Williams, Joseph A. Seventeen Fathoms Deep - The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster. 2015. Chicago Review Press. 304p, Cloth 6 x 9. December 17, 1927, the USS"S-4"submarine sank to the ocean floor off Provincetown, Cape Cod with all forty crew members aboard after being accidentally rammed by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Paulding. The rescue divers could hear the crew tapping out a message in Morse code: "Is there any hope?" Only six sailors in the forward torpedo room survived the initial collision, trapped in the compartment with the oxygen running out. Author and naval historian Joseph A. Williams has delved into never-revealed archival sources to tell the compelling narrative of the"S-4"disaster. How, for the first time, Navy deep sea divers struggled to rescue the imprisoned men, while a winter storm raged at the surface, creating some of the worst diving conditions in American history. Circumstances were so terrible that one diver, Fred Michels, became trapped in the wreckage while trying to attach an air hose to the sunken sub. The rescuer now needed to be rescued. It was only through the bravery of a second diver, Thomas Eadie, that Michels was saved. This is the only full-length history of the"S-4"disaster. This was the first attempt to rescue survivors stranded aboard a modern submarine and, as detailed in "Seventeen Fathoms Deep," lessons learned during this great tragedy moved the US Navy to improve submarine rescue technology, which resulted in subsequent successful rescues of other downed submariners." (M). $26.95. 

1612. Wood, Timothy J., Breakthrough: The Story of Chatham’s North Beach. Hyora. 2002. 3rd. 110p. Soft wraps. In 1987, a fierce winter storm punched a hole through the barrier beach protecting Chatham, Massachusetts. The resulting erosion claimed acres of priceless shorefront property and numerous homes, sparking a battle between property owners and government regulator over the right to protect the remaining land. Breakthrough: The Story of Chatham's North Beach chronicles that struggle and details the cycle of breaching and rebuilding of the barrier beach, a natural process that has been happening for centuries. With more than 25 photographs and charts, Breakthrough tells the story of a town and its people, and their often stormy but symbiotic relationship with nature and the sea. Also includes digital 8” x 10”photo showing many of the former cottages of North Beach circa 1960s-70s. Note the Old Harbor Life Saving station on the horizon in the distance to the left of the vibrant American flag. The Old Harbor Station was loaded onto a barge in 1977 and floated up to Provincetown, where it remains today. (VG+). $34.

 

1629. (water color framed) Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham by Marguerite E. Falconer (1920- ) c.1960 -1970’s. Signed by the artist lower right. Lovely framed watercolor on mat shows the red and white Nauset Light tower high on the eroding sand cliff. Marguerite E. Falconer is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in American Women. Falconer first came to Chatham as a child and learned to paint from her mother. In the mid-1960s she taught art classes in the Quincy school system’s evening adult program where she met fellow instructor and artist Dan McElwain. "He painted in watercolors, she in oils. They had both been teaching art for a while in the Quincy/Braintree area and had a lot of demonstration paintings stacked up, and they mused about opening a studio/gallery where they could sell this work. “I had six cousins living on the Cape and I used to summer here when I was young,” she explained. “One of my cousins, Winifred Shepherd, opened a gift shop on Crowell Road and she asked me to bring down some paintings to sell in her shop. I told Dan, and he wanted to send his down too, so we came down to Chatham one day in early spring with our paintings and took a ride down Main Street. It was so quiet that day that Dan asked, ‘Does anyone ever come here?’ I assured him that in the summer, the tourists did come! During our trip down Main Street, I saw a For Rent sign at 587 Main Street, so we went in to see the realtor and decided to rent it for a studio/gallery. We decided to spend the summer in Chatham, painting. I rented a little cottage and moved down with my daughter Susan for the summer.” The rest is history. Falconer’s realistic paintings of picturesque scenes around Chatham and the rest of the Cape reflect what today looks like an idealized view of the region. There are no strip malls in a Falconer painting. It is that old Cape Cod of song and memory that customers over the years, many customers over many years, wanted to buy as a cherished memento, an image they would take home with them to remember the Cape. Her paintings are a part of the permanent collection and archives of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The American Museum of Art at Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, and many others. Image measures 6” x 10” in 11” x 15” frame. On artist’s mat with non-glare acrylic. Very light foxing to portion of mat. With original gallery label on back: “Oil & Water Color Painting McElwain Falconer Studio, Chatham, Mass.” (VG+). $224.

1615. (cabinet view) Life-Saving Crew Unloading Surfboat, Cape Cod Truro, Mass. c.1880 by Nickerson Photo, Provincetown , Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close photo view of the Life-Saving Service surfboat on the carriage as the crew prepares to unload. In the background is an artist’s rendition of a ship foundering in the breakers. This may be the crew from the Highland Life-Saving Station but we can’t be sure. This is a very rare view by Nickerson. Nice view with good detail, only light edge wear and a bit of soiling. (VG+). $225.

15228. Richmond, Arthur P. Lighthouses and Lightships of Rhode Island. Schiffer. 2015. 144p. DJ. This pictorial guide provides a photographic tour of the last 400 years of Rhode Island lighthouse history. More than thirty lighthouse stations are described, from Watch Hill, near the Connecticut border in the south, to the inner harbor of Providence. The lighthouse station locations are identified using navigational charts and their characteristics, including date established, tower structure, optics, and fog signals. Also included are the dozen or so lighthouses that no longer exist. Probably not as well known, images and characteristics of these aids are similarly discussed. Over 300 images, some more than 130 years old, show the original towers and stations, accompanied by present-day photographs that compare the development and evolution of these lighthouses. Many of the images found on these pages have been collected from historical resources and are being published for the first time. This book is a must-have for the lighthouse enthusiast, maritime buff, and anyone who is interested in Rhode Island history. (M). $34.99. Our Price $31.50

15218. Richmond, Arthur P. Massachusetts Lighthouses and Lightships. Schiffer. 2013. 256p. DJ. A must-have book for the lighthouse enthusiast, maritime buff, and anyone who is interested in Massachusetts history. Massachusetts Lighthouses and Lightships includes more than 850 images, many never before published. Also include historic plans that describe the details of these aids to navigation, and archival and contemporary photos that trace through their history. The book covers all the lighthouses and lightships that marked the shores (exclusive of Cape Cod and the Islands) and guided mariners through the challenging waters surrounding Massachusetts. This volume also explores the interiors of towers, shows the lantern rooms of rarely-visited lighthouses and gives fascinating facts about these beacons over their 200-year history. More than 876 images in color and b/w, some more than 130 years old, show the original towers and stations. (M). $44.99. Our price $41.95.

13189. Richmond, Arthur P. Massachusetts Lighthouses: Past & Present. Schiffer. 2013. 160p. DJ. A must-have book for the lighthouse enthusiast, maritime buff, and anyone who is interested in Massachusetts history, Massachusetts Lighthouses Past and Present describes the more than sixty lighthouse stations that have been found along the coast from Fall River in the south to Salisbury in the north, near the New Hampshire border. The lighthouse station locations are identified using navigational charts and their characteristics, including date established, tower structure, optics, fog signals, and many more significant topics are presented in a straightforward table format. A dozen or so lighthouses that no longer exist, and probably are not as well known, are also discussed. More than four hundred images, some more than 130 years old, show the original towers and stations and are accompanied by present-day photographs of these beacons. Numerous images show the insides of towers and lantern rooms not only in those open to the public for tours, but also in restricted or rarely visited lighthouses. (M). Published at $34.99. Our Price $31.50

10426. Richmond, Arthur P. Cape Cod Lighthouses and Lightships. Schiffer. 2010. 256p. Hard cover. DJ. This is an indispensable reference for the lighthouse enthusiast, required reading for those interested in maritime history, and a necessity for anyone who loves Cape Cod. Step back in time and observe the lighthouses and lightships that marked the shores and guided mariners through dangerous waters surrounding Cape Cod. Experience these maritime marvels and trace through the history of these lighthouses and lightships. Archived plans describe the details of these aids to navigation with more than 500 images, including some that have never before been published. Complete your journey with a visit to these historic spots, using the books comprehensive visitors’ guide. “Cape Cod Lighthouses and Lightships” is so thoroughly researched, so packed with individual narratives and visuals, that it is one of the most comprehensive books on Cape lighthouses to date. (M) $45. Our price $41.95.

15265. (cabinet view) Peaked Hill Bar Life-Saving Station, Provincetown, Mass. c.1890 by J.L. Rosenthal, Provincetown , Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the 1872 Expanded Red-House-Type station. The Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving station guarded the coastline where two sinister offshore bars wait to tear the bottom from unsuspecting vessels as they pass. Many ships have navigated the treacherous Race Point, only to wreck upon the shifting Peaked Hill Bars. Because of the numerous wrecks here, the government erected a Life-Saving station here in 1872 and manned it with a keeper and seven surfmen. Many persons were taken ashore by surfboat by Captain Cook and his crew here at Peaked Hill station, including eight from the schooner Willie H. Higgins during the March 1898 blizzard. But on a November morning in 1880, the station would suffer a terrible loss. While attempting to assist the sloop C. E. Trumbull stranded on the outer bar in a violent gale, Keeper Atkins and his crew launched their surfboat to assist. After a long pull through mountainous waves, the crew reached the wreck and brought four seamen ashore, then returning for those remaining. Nearing the wreck again, debris caught the surfboat and threw it over. The boat was righted, but it capsized again. Unable to right it a third time, Keeper Atkins with Surfman Elisha M. Taylor and Surfman Stephen F. Mayo perished in the sea. Superb view of the station and out-buildings. Note the surfboat on the boat ramp, and the horse and buggy tied up to the shed. Beautiful clear close view with great detail, clean, no defects, as nice as they come. (VG+). $265.

15258. (article) Rescued from the “Graveyard of Cape Cod” - Steamer Thistlemore runs aground off Peaked Hill Bars. 1922. Popular Mechanics Magazine. April 1922. 1p. disbound. One page include three photos and describes the rescue of twenty-five sailors rescued using a Breeches Buoy. On this day in 1922, the British steamer Thistlemore ran aground at Peaked Hill Bars 100 yards from shore during a nor'easter. A more bleak or dangerous stretch of coast can hardly be found in the United States than at this station. The coast near the Peaked Hill Bar Life Saving Station (below) rightly bears the name ‘ocean graveyard'. This was one of the original nine lifesaving stations which were erected on Cape Cod in 1872. Capt. Emanual Gracie of the Peaked Hill Bars Coast Guard Station set up breeches buoy apparatus and rescued 25 of the 44-member crew, with the remaining nineteen crewmen staying on board. On Feb. 12, tugboats managed to free the ship from the sandbar. A far more dire outcome had been initially predicted for the Thistlemore. In a Feb. 8 dispatch, the Associated Press reported that the vessel was "breaking up amidships and not expected to last until daylight, according to a wireless message intercepted" at a naval radio station. Good close views. 6 ½” x 9 ½”. (VG+) $18.

937L. (commemorative plate) Highland Lighthouse, North Truro, Cape Cod , Mass. c. 1900. A bright white decorated commemorative plate featuring a beautiful large, clear, detailed full color image of the Highland Lighthouse on the Highlands in North Truro. This piece quite striking, with a good image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side, set against the clouds and blue sky. This striking piece is also decorated with a pierced edge detail through which a ribbon is laced. The pretty piece measures 9 ¼” in diameter and is quite bold with the gilt bordered image on the bright white body, and beautiful rose decoration surrounding. Marked “PCC Made in Germany Designed for J.L. Rosenthal, Provincetown, Mass.” A very attractive piece, the first that I have found in this design. Clean, bright, little if any wear to gilded border. (VG+). $168.

  

5461. Lombard, Asa Cobb Paine. EAST OF CAPE COD . Cuttyhunk. 1976. 157 pp. The author tells the stories of ships and shipwrecks and particularly of the Life-Savers of this dangerous area. The author incorporated into this account numerous photographs and records of his grandfather, United States Life-Saving Service Warrant Officer  [1885-1921] Edward Everett Lombard who was stationed at the Cahoon’s Hollow station.  Extremely well illustrated with over 80 wonderful early photographs, one of the better accounts of the Life-Saving Service. The glass slides from which the pictures are reproduced were made from 1885 to 1900. Lombard, along with his Cahoon’s Hollow companion, Eugene Young, gave lectures at the time in the eastern part of  Massachusetts describing the wrecks that occurred on Cape Cod from Monomoy to  Provincetown , explaining how rescue attempts were made, and the operations of the United States Life Saving Service. The proceeds from the lectures were used to buy Station personnel the necessary extras needed to perform their duties — equipment not provided by the government. Chapters include the Wreck of the Jason, History of the Life-Saving Service, the Lifesaver’s Tools, Lifeboat Drill, Communications, Smuggler, Restoring the Apparently Drowned, Shipwrecks, the Way of the Wreckers, and more. Becoming scarce, this has always been one of the two best on  Cape Cod ’s life-savers but so far has not received proper recognition. Clean, tight, light sunning to wraps. (VG+).  $48. (x)

23369b. (cabinet photo) Breeches Buoy Rescue, Hannah E. Shubert aground on Peaked Hill Bars, Provincetown , March 9, 1886. Original cabinet photo  by Nickerson Photo, Provincetown , Mass. shows the life saving crew from the Peaked Hill Bars station utilizing the breeches buoy apparatus to remove the crew of the stranded vessel. Nice clear view, 4 ½” x 7” size. Clear, detailed view. Just a bit of light soiling. (VG+). $188.

 

   

8381d. [plate] “Marconi Wireless Station, Wellfleet, Mass.” c.1904. Superb mauve on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Marconi Wireless Station, Wellfleet, Mass.” Plate features a large, detailed image of the four tall antenna masts and the transmitter building, surrounded by a 1 ½” flowered border in mauve on white. This is a plate produced in commemoration of the event of the first wireless message being sent by an American President. The Marconi Wireless Station transmitted the first wireless message from President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII on January 19, 1903. Backmarked “Imported Expressly for Everett I. Nye, Wellfleet, Mass…. W. Adams & Co. Estd. 1657 England. French, Mitchell, Woodbury Co., Boston. “ This large collectible measures 10 ¼” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the more rare Wellfleet pieces. A bright, crisp piece. Only light crazing as is common for this type china. (VG+). $224.

8381c. [plate] “Marconi Wireless Station, Wellfleet, Mass.” Superb blue on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Marconi Wireless Station, Wellfleet, Mass.” Plate features a large, detailed image of the four tall antenna masts and the transmitter building, surrounded by a 1 ½” flowered border in deep blue on white. This is a plate produced in commemoration of the event of the first wireless message being sent by an American President. The Marconi Wireless Station transmitted the first wireless message from President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII on January 19, 1903. Backmarked “Imported Expressly for Everett I. Nye, Wellfleet, Mass…. W. Adams & Co. Estd. 1657 England. French, Mitchell, Woodbury Co., Boston. “ This large collectible measures 10 ¼” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the more rare Wellfleet pieces. A bright, crisp piece. Only occasional very light wear on rim. (VG+). $224.

Set both plate colors $415. 

 

1594. (photo) U.S. Life-Saving Station, Cuttyhunk, Mass. c.1917. Rare although distant view shows the unique station designed by Albert Bibb and built in 1890. Photo is overall quite clear and sharp and measure 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Postmarked July 17, 1917. (VG+). $18.

15179. (photo) Dollar Lines Steamer President Hayes Aground at Monomoy Point, Cape Cod c.1931. Clear, close original 7” x 9” press photo shows great detail as the steamer President Hayes, aground off Monomoy Point, awaits high tide to free her from the sand. The vessel, which had discharged her passengers at New York and was proceeding to Boston with 1,000 tons of cargo, missed the light at Monomoy Point and ran ashore. Coast Guard cutters can be seen standing by as they await a high tide. Photo is b/w and includes credit line and description on back. Dated Jily 11, 1931. Clear and close view. (VG+). $44.

 

  

12510o. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses with Keeper Lewis, Eastham, Mass. c.1910. This rare photo features a close image of one of the three light towers as Keeper Lewis poses with a young visitor. The storm porches were added in 1895 and Keeper Lewis served at Nauset Lights from 1883 until 1914, thus dating this photo between 1895-1914. Measures 3 ½” x 4”. Clear, one smudge, remnants of album on back. Rare early view. (VG+). $74.

15162. (lot 2 photos) Captain (Keeper) Abbott Walker Nauset Life-Saving Station, Eastham, Cape Cod c.1910. Two rare photos removed clipped from period photo album and dated 1910 show the Nauset Life-Saving Station in Eastham, and Captain (Keeper) Abbott Walker posing on the boat ramp. Photos measure 2” x 4 ½” and 2” round. Clear, on album remnants. Rare early views. (VG). $78.

12510n. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouse, Eastham, Mass. c.1922. This rare photo features a close image of the Keeper’s house and light tower at about 1922 after the central tower was moved and attached to the new Keeper’s house and the remaining two towers moved to the perimeter of the property. They would be later sold. The gentleman in the foreground without jacket may be the light keeper. Measurement 3 ¼” x 5 ¼”. Clean, clear. Rare early view. (VG+). $58.

27411b. (souvenir dish) Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station Wellfleet, Mass. c.1900. Most unusual and attractive dish features the Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station in Wellfleet, Mass. on a bold 6” dish. This early piece is quite striking and enhanced by a decorative edge with gilt border. Marked “Carlsbad BFHS China Made in Austria” (probably for P. W. Higgins, Wellfleet, Mass.). Dish is clean, bright, but with star closed age cracks about 1 ½” above station image. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. (VG-). $145. 

22120b. (photo) Wreck of the Palemena, Wellfleet Beach, April 1959. Fairly large b/w view provides a rare image of the U.S. Coast Guard pickup with beach apparatus cart in tow, the 30-foot Duck (DUKW), and Coast Guard Willys Jeep as they survey the scene of the sinking fishing trawler in the breakers. Includes written caption. Unusual view measures 6” x 13 ½” and was made by printing two images side-by-side. Top has been cropped. (VG-). $65.

15141. (set 3 Victorian era broaches with photos) Captain William W. Cook, Wife Annie Young Snow and Daughter, Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving Station, Cape Cod c.1900. Captain William W. Cook was Keeper of the Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving Station, one of the most dangerous of all of the stations along Cape Cod’s outer beach. He was born in Provincetown within sight of his station on November 3, 1852. As of 1902, he had been in the Life-Saving Service for twenty years, fourteen years as surfman and six as Keeper at the Peaked Hill Bars station. As a boy he loved the sea and spent nearly all of his time at sea when not in school. After leaving school he joined a fleet of whaling vessels that cruised the Atlantic and became thoroughly familiar with the handling of small boats. When he joined the Life-Saving Service they were glad to have him, as evidenced by his assignment to the dangerous Peaked Hill Bars. Captain Cook worked numerous wrecks over the years including the wreck of the three-masted schooner Willie H. Higgins in 1898, from which they rescued 8 persons. Captain Cook was married to Annie Young Snow, with whom he had one daughter, all seen here in these lovely broaches. (For more information see Dalton , J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD . 1902.) These lovely keepsakes of the Cook family bear original photographs of each family member and were intended to be worn, pinned on with the back clasps. One broach is missing the clasp pin, one has a slight dent, light soiling to the rope borders. Broach of Captain Cook’s measures 1 1/8”, the other two measuring 1 ½” each. This is a rare early Life-Saving Service family memento, the first such item that I have ever found. (VG-). $225.

15147. (lot 6 photos) Nauset Life-Saving Crew, Eastham, Cape Cod c.1910. Nice group of 3 photos removed from album show the Nauset Life-Saving Crew, Eastham, Cape Cod in 1910. Views measure about 2” x 3” and include two of the men launching the station surfboat, and another rare view of the equipment in the station including the breeches buoy, faking box and boots. Also includes three additional views of the beach and area. (VG). Lot 6 photos $134.

 

15108. (signed poem) Joseph C. Lincoln Signed Poem “Fifty Years Ago” c.1921. Rare printed poem by noted Cape Cod author Joseph C. Lincoln is entitled “Fifty Years Ago” and was written for the Golden Wedding Anniversary of George and Melvina Hopkins, August 9, 1921. The 6 stanza poem is printed on a 10 inch by 8 wide folded paper which opens to 10 inches by 16 wide and is inscribed in ink by Mr. Lincoln: “To Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hopkins with Sincerest Good Wishes, Joseph C. Lincoln”. Joseph C. Lincoln is a well-known and prolific Cape Cod author who was born in Brewster and had a summer house in Chatham on Cape Cod. This may be one of the few copies of this poem in existence and is likely the only copy signed by Mr Lincoln. Also included is a disbound portion of the April 1901, Vol VII, No.3 issue of Ainslee’s Magazine which includes the 7 page story Through Fire and Water by Joseph Lincoln with 5 black and white illustrations by W.A. Berger. In the story the Captain of the life-saving station seeks the hand of Miss Patience Doane, who kept house for her brother at the station. Poem has 3 vertical folds which are very worn and has some edge wear. Paper is soiled and there are a few creases, otherwise condition is good. (G+). $55.

15135b. (postcard set) Life-Saving Service To The Rescue Cape Cod c.1906. Published by C.B. Webster, Boston. Set of 3 lithographed postcards illustrating the work of the U.S. Life-Saving Service on Cape Cod. Views include Flashing the Coston Signal, Launching the Life-Boat, Return from The Wreck. Two views used, only light edge wear. Set 3. $34.

13108c. (photo) American Steamer Onondaga Stranded on Nauset Beach, Chatham c.1907. On January 13, 1907 the American Steamer Onondaga, bound from Boston to Jacksonville, Florida,  stranded on Nauset Beach in Chatham in dense fog. Life-Savers from the Old Harbor Station responded and hauled out the breeches buoy, but as the seas had calmed none of the crew were landed at that time. The vessel remained for three months when in March the steamer was refloated, with the aid of tugboats. In order to pull the steamer from the beach, she had to be lightened and unloaded by hand. Clear close view shows great detail of the vessel high on the beach. Dates to about March 11, 1907. Clean, clear on postcard paper 3 ½” x 5 ½”. One corner chipped. (VG+). $34.

 

15223. Barbo, Theresa Mitchell. Hidden History of Cape Cod. The History Press. 2015. 144p. Soft wraps. The proverbial salty waves and sandy beaches of Cape Cod disguise its fascinating and nearly forgotten history. There’s history that is hidden beneath our feet, over our heads and sometimes right before our eyes. Learn why one of the most famous rescues in Coast Guard history spent nearly fifty years in the shadows without public notice. Discover which wild creature went from the 19th century soup pot to enjoying conservation protection under state law. Historian Theresa Mitchell Barbo explores these mysteries and more, from the lost diary of a nineteenth century schoolteacher to the reason Cape Codders call their lunch “the noontime dinner.” Join Barbo as she lifts the lid on the quirky and remarkable character of Cape Cod and its forgotten and neglected happenings of yesteryear. Illustrated with 39 Black And White photos. Interesting reading. (M). $21.99. 

844e. (souvenir cup) Wellfleet [Mayo’s Beach] Light House, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1898. Lovely decorated crème colored cup featuring a large, detailed b/w  image of the lighthouse and keeper’s house at Mayo’s Beach. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house built in 1881. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece makes a good contrast on this rare item. Not backmarked, dating this piece to about 1898. Nicely decorated with gilding around the rim and on the handle. Cup measures 3” high and is clean, with little or no wear. No cracks or checks, a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. A striking piece. (VG+). $188.

 

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  20209d. Webber, Bernard C., CHATHAM “The Lifeboatmen”. Orleans , Mass. 1985. 1st. 128p. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Late in February 1952, a northeaster swept New England with bitter cold, snow and gale force winds. East of Chatham 70-knot winds and 60-foot seas battered merchant vessels as the tankers SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton met the full force of the storm. They both broke in two on the morning of February 19th with 84 half-frozen men marooned on the battered hulks. The story of how these men were rescued is retold even today. In the days following the ordeal, twenty-one Coast Guardsmen would be decorated. The men who ventured into 60-foot seas in the little 36-foot CG36500 motor lifeboat to rescue the tanker crews showed what heroism really is. How this all came about, and the story of life at Cape Cod small boat stations in the 1950’s, is a tale well worth reading and a tribute to Coast Guardsmen everywhere.  Wonderful reading. (M).  $44.95.

Special numbered edition with actual wood piece from MLB CG-36500.  $59.95. 

 

14313. (hand colored photo) Long Point Lighthouse, Provincetown , Mass. c.1890. Superb early hand colored mounted photo provides a wonderful clear view of the second light station at Long Point, composed of a 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling with square brick light tower, fog bell tower and more guarding the Provincetown harbor. In 1873, an inspector reported that "a new dwelling is a necessity... the entire structure is in danger of being carried off by a heavy storm." $13,000 was appropriated for a new tower, keeper's dwelling and fog signal. This new 38-foot brick lighthouse tower and a 1 1/2-story keeper's house were built in 1875. A 1,200 pound fog bell was installed at this time. The lantern held a fifth-order Fresnel lens showing a fixed white light. An oil house was added in 1904. View is clear and close, delicately colored and great for framing or research. Photo measures 2” x 6 ½” on 7” x 11” mount. Overall clean, very light toning to mount. (VG+). $165.

13201b. (souvenir dish) Mayo’s Beach Light and Keeper’s dwelling, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1900. A rare, bright, gilt decorated rose and crème colored commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the lighthouse at Mayo’s Beach. One of the few of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures  6” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilded border. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house built in 1881. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and rose coloration make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “Carlsbad BFHS China Made in Austria [for] P.W. Higgins, Wellfleet, Mass. Made in Austria”. Quite clean, bright, wear to gilding on border. A beautiful display piece. Unusually bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lighthouse. (VG-). $148.

14317. (souvenir dish) Edgartown Harbor Light, Martha’s Vineyard c.1900. Superb ornate commemorative dish bears a detailed b/w image of the Edgartown Harbor Light on Martha’s Vineyard. Large image includes great detail of the keeper’s house with lantern on the roof. Attractive piece measures about 4”x 5 ½” and includes gilded decoration on moulded rim. Some wear to edge gilding. Marked “Made in Germany for Jernigan & Huxford, Edgartown, Mass.”. Clean, bright piece. (VG). $84.

 

Cape Cod Towns - Images of America Series. $21.99 each

Longley, Jennifer. Hyannis And Hyannis Port

Lombardo, Daniel. Orleans

Lombardo, Daniel. Wellfleet, A Cape Cod Village

Schofield, Marilyn C and Roberta Cornish. Eastham

Vuilleumier, Marion R. Sandwich, Cape Cod's Oldest Town

Cuttyhunk Historical Society. Cuttyhunk And The Elizabeth Islands

Brennan, Susan W and Diana Worthington. Truro

Edward O…. Barnstable Village, West Barnstable and Sandy Neck

Sicchio, Mary. The Forgotten Cape 1940-1960

Pizzolato, Susan and Lynda Ames Byrne. Wareham

Brewster Historical Society. Brewster

Claflin, James W. Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod

937f. (commemorative plate) Highland Lighthouse and Long Point Lighthouse, Cape Cod , Mass. c. 1900. A bright white commemorative plate with striking gilded sea green edge, featuring two beautiful clear, detailed b/w images of the “Highland Light, Cape Cod , Mass. and the Long Point Light, Tip of Cape Cod, Mass.” This piece quite striking, with a clear, detailed images of the two light stations with keeper’s dwellings and fog bell tower. This pretty piece measures 7 ¼” in diameter and is quite bold with the gilt edge and sea green highlight. Marked “Made in Germany for Obadiah Snow & Son, Provincetown, Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, only light wear to edge. (VG+). $95.

1514. (photo) U.S. Navy Direction Finding Station and Home of Isaac Small, Ship Reporting Agent, at Highland Lighthouse c.1931. Fine clear view provides a great look at the buildings and antenna of the U.S. Navy Direction Finding Station from the clay cliffs. A Naval Radio Station for intelligence monitoring was established at the Cape Cod Highland Light in 1904. The Navy Direction Finding Station at North Truro assumed great importance during World War I and was guarded by a detachment of U.S. Marines. The site would be used as a U.S. Coast Guard radio traffic facility from 1939 to 1943. In addition, the site was for sixty years the home for Isaac Small, the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report by telegraph incoming shipping to the owners in Boston. Dated on back August 15, 1931. Measures 7 ¼” x 9 ½”. Clean, clear. One of the better views that I have seen of this station. (VG+). $74.

 

1563. (souvenir trivet) Monomoy Life Savers At Wychmere Harwichport, Mass. c.1900. Superb large commemorative trivet bears a detailed b/w image of the Monomoy life savers standing up, posing as they arrive in their surfboat. Commemorative pieces featuring Life Saving Service images from the Monomoy area of Cape Cod are extremely rare and desirable and we have been only able to find a few in our career. This is certainly one of the nicer pieces yet found. Extremely attractive piece measures 5 ¾” square. Large b/w image is extremely detailed right down to the facial hair. Marked “Made in Germany for A.N. Smalley, Harwichport, Mass.” Very nice, bright, only light wear. (VG+). $110.

14167. (photo) Race Point Life Saving Station Crew, Provincetown, Mass. c.1880-1900 view. Clear, close original 8” x 10” photo printed from original glass plate negative by Peabody Essex Museum, shows great detail as the crew drills with their surfboat along the beach. Nice view of the surfboat and crew with ships behind. Clear, great for framing or research. (VG+). $36.

14283. (paperweight) Nobska Lighthouse in Falmouth on Cape Cod c.1899. Unusual souvenir paperweight in shape of horseshoe features a color lithograph postcard view of Nobska lighthouse and Keeper’s house in Falmouth. Glass is marked “Pat Oct 3, 1899”. Lithographed view is c.1910-1920. Nice collectible piece in rare form. Measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". (VG+). $75.

14217. (negative) U.S. Navy Direction Finding Station at Highland Lighthouse, View from Light Tower. Fine clear, close view taken from the light tower provides a good view of the buildings and antenna of the U.S. Navy Direction Finding Station at Cape Cod’s Highland Lighthouse. A Naval Radio Station for intelligence monitoring was established at the Cape Cod Highland Light in 1904. The Navy Direction Finding Station at North Truro assumed great importance during World War I and was guarded by a detachment of U.S. Marines. The site would be used as a U.S. Coast Guard radio traffic facility from 1939 to 1943. Negative measures 4 ½” by 3 ½” and is clear, will make superb prints. In original envelope. (F-). $44. 

12510k. (mounted photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1880. This rare item features a close view of the three short white light towers, flanked by the old and new 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings and out buildings. Photo remains clear and sharp and measures 1 ¾” x 2 ¾” on 4” x 5” mount. One of the few such views of this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. Only light wear, light soiling. Extremely rare view. (VG). $68.

13420. (photo) U.S. Navy Direction Finding Station at Highland Lighthouse c.1946. Fine clear view provides a good look at the buildings and antenna of the U.S. Navy Direction Finding Station, with Cape Cod’s Highland Lighthouse in the distance. A Naval Radio Station for intelligence monitoring was established at the Cape Cod Highland Light in 1904. The Navy Direction Finding Station at North Truro assumed great importance during World War I and was guarded by a detachment of U.S. Marines. The site would be used as a U.S. Coast Guard radio traffic facility from 1939 to 1943. Dated on back July 5, 1946. 2 ¾” x 4 ½”. Clean, clear. (VG+). $22.

14296. (glass projection slide) Highland [Cape Cod} Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890’s. Superb vintage 3 ¼” x 4” inch glass projection slide provides an excellent view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, fog signal building, out buildings and surrounding fence. In front stands a horse and carriage with driver. Beautiful clear close view with great detail, clean, paper wrapping becoming loose. (VG+). $48.

14289. [paperweight] Race Point Life Saving Station with Keeper Samuel O. Fisher c.1900. Heavy glass paperweight featuring an early c.1910 photograph of the Race Point Life-Saving Station and Keeper Fisher on Cape Cod. This rare item features a good image of the life-saving station with an inset of Keeper Samuel O. Fisher. The Race Point Life Saving Station was one of the original nine stations erected on Cape Cod in 1872. It east about 1 ½ miles east of Race Point Lighthouse, at a treacherous point that has seen many wrecks over the years. By 1902, Keeper Samuel O. Fisher had been in the Life-Saving Service for twenty-three years, eight as a surfman at Peaked Hill Bars Station and fifteen as keeper at Race Point Station. During Keeper Fisher’s tenure at Race Point, more than ninety-two vessels met with disaster near the station. Nice early Life-Saving Service item, clear, but somewhat faded with time. Paperweight measures 3” x 4 ¼” x 5/8”. Manufactured by A. C. Bosselman & Co. Inc. New York Rare piece. (VG). $74.

1533. (souvenir sugar) Bass River Light House, West Dennis, Mass. c.1900. A rare, bright, gilt decorated white commemorative sugar with cover featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the “Bass River Light House, West Dennis, Mass.” One of the few of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures about 3 ½” in diameter by 4” high overall and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilded borders and handle. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the lighthouse with lantern room protruding from the roof. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece makes a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “ Altenburg China Made in Germany for Mrs. M. B. Covil, West Dennis, Mass ”. Quite clean, bright, little or no wear. A beautiful display piece. Unusually large, bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lighthouse. (VG+). $138.

21144h. (commemorative cup/saucer) Bishop and Clerk Light House – Railroad Square, Hyannis c.1900. Beautiful bold cup and saucer set features a detailed b/w image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound on the saucer, and Railroad Square on the cup. Both pieces are decorated with gilded borders on bright white background. Cup measures about 2 ¼” diameter. Saucer measures 4 ½” diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass.” Quite clean and bright, only light wear to gilding on rim. A rare and beautiful set. (VG+). $110.

 

   

14170. (portfolio of views) Oyster Harbors, Cape Cod c.1940’s – 1950’s. Includes 17 large 5” x 7 ½” b/w photo views in portfolio of the grounds, buildings, view from the air, interior views and more. In 1904, Harvard University professor Edward Channing, who also was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, built the first permanent house on the island, in the form of a hunting lodge. Eventually, Boston families began to build summer homes on the island as well. In 1925, Norris W. Norris, an entrepreneur real estate developer from Boston visited the Grand Island and saw its potential. The summer of 1925 he had purchased the holdings, previously owned by Richard and Helen Winfiled. That same year, the Olmsted Brothers laid out a golf course, and the island changed its name from Grand Island to Oyster Harbors. Along with about 30 other people, Norris formed Oyster Harbors, Inc. in 1929. In only 3 years this development had turned into a charming summer resort, with a wonderful golf course, harbors, roads, Cape Cod style homes, and a clubhouse. All clean, crisp, quite good condition. (VG+). $44.

14237. (souvenir tankard) Long Point Light Station, Provincetown, Cape Cod c.1900. Superb large souvenir tankard with hinged metal cover features a large, clear full color image of the second light station at Long Point, composed of a 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling with square brick light tower, fog bell tower and more guarding the Provincetown harbor. The view is wonderfully presented in full color, making this a particularly nice piece. Tankarg measures 6” high overall by about 4” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany for L.L. Rosenthal, Provincetown, Mass.” Rare piece. (VG+). $175. 

5109o. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod] Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890. Probably by J.L. Rosenthal, Provincetown , Mass. Large 5” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, fog signal building, out buildings and surrounding fence. Beautiful clear close view with great detail. Noted on back in pen “Highland Light North Truro, Mass. July 25, 1901. View is probably an 1890 view purchased in 1901. Light soil and scuffing. (VG). $74.

 

 

 

14143. (carving set) William Wallace Cook (1851-1923), Keeper, Peaked Hill Bars Life- Saving Station, Provincetown, Mass. c.1909. This is an antique bone handle carving set, engraved from Keeper William W. Cook of Peaked Hill Bars Life- Saving Station, Provincetown, Mass. The set consists of three matching pieces and one additional piece, the largest being 15” in length. The large knife is beautifully engraved “William W. Cook July 24, 1909. Keeper of Peaked Hill Bars U.S. Life Saving Station Provincetown Mass.”One of the most dangerous stretches of coastline in the United States is Peaked Hill Bars. Known as the graveyard of the Atlantic, Samuel Champlain named it in his journal as "Mallebarre" in 1602. From the 64 gun British frigate Somerset in 1778, to the JASON, the last full rigged ship to go aground in 1873, hundreds of ships have been lost there spilling men's lives and ships cargoes onto its shores. Peaked Hill Bars Lifesaving Station was located two and one half miles east of Provincetown was another of the nine original stations built in 1872. William Wallace Cook was born in Provincetown in 1852 and joined King Hiram's Lodge November 3, 1879. As a boy he joined the fleet of Provincetown whaling vessels that cruised on the north and south Atlantic grounds becoming thoroughly familiar with boat handling. He attributed his great success in the Lifesaving service to using a twenty one foot steering oar when going to a wreck in a surfboat, similar to the kind used by him in his whaling days. Cook was married to Annie Young Snow of Provincetown and they had an adopted daughter. Cook was a great favorite of the Provincetown writers who arrived during the 1920's, particularly Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien. She relates of bringing a lobster, a particular favorite of Captain Cook's to the station at Peaked Hill Bars and his stories of wrecks and rescues. After serving as a surfman at Peaked Hill Bars Station for fourteen years, William W. Cook was appointed as Keeper on January 14, 1897 and served until he retired on November 3, 1915 at age 64. He passed away in 1923. He is shown seated at center in this 1901 photo (from Dalton. The Life Savers of Cape Cod). Completely intact, some rust and soiling. Rare wonderful Cape Cod life-saving antique from a Cape Cod estate. (VG). $525.

14245. (glass projection slide) Launching Life Boat, Nauset Coast Guard Station, Cape Cod c.1920’s – 1930’s. Fine clear close view of the Keeper and crew of Nauset Coast Guard Station launching the surfboat. Glass projection image is clear and crisp and measures 3 ¼” by 4”overall on mount. By Keystone View Company, Studios, Meadville, Pa. Labeled “13-L56138 – The Coast Guard Launches a Boat.”. Great view. (F-). $48.

29300b. (souvenir dish) A rare, bright, gilt decorated rose and crème colored commemorative dish featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the “Bass River Light House, West Dennis, Mass.” One of the few of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures about 6” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative painted rose border and handle. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the lighthouse with lantern room protruding from the roof. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and rose coloration make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “ Altenburg China Made in Germany for Mrs. M. B. Covil, West Dennis, Mass ”. Quite clean, bright, light wear to gilding. A beautiful display piece. Unusually large, bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lighthouse. (VG+). $88.

 

14231. (souvenir creamer) Main Street, Hyannis, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and handle decoration. Bold creamer features a detailed b/w image of the homes along Main Street in Hyannis on Cape Cod. The creamer measures 3 ¼” high by about 2 ½” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany for G. B. Lewis, Hyannis, Mass.”. Creamer is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge and handle. An unusually bright, bold piece for display. (VG+). $38.

2089b. (souvenir trivet) A rare, bright, cobalt blue and crème colored commemorative trivet featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis, Mass. c.1900. This piece is quite striking, with a bold, detailed image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. One of the few of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures a full 6 ¼” in diameter and is enhanced by a striking cobalt blue rim. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and rose coloration make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “Made in Germany for Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass.” No chips or cracks nor wear, near fine condition. A beautiful display piece. Unusually large, bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lighthouse. (F-). $68.

 

1447. (souvenir plate) Cape Cod Lighthouses c.1996. Beautifully done Cape Cod lighthouse plate includes Cape Cod (Highland) Light, Wood End Light, Long Point Light, Race Point Light, and the Pilgrim Memorial Monument, all in Provincetown. Beautifully done in light blue with a bold gilded rim, this is a beautiful display piece. By Commercial Ventures, Provincetown, Mass. 10 1/4" diameter. (F). $56. 

2469b. (souvenir spoon) Highland Light Station, Cape Cod c.1900. Beautiful large commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the Highland (Cape Cod) Light Station in North Truro. This finely detailed piece bears a nicely detailed image of the tall masonry light tower and attached keepers’ dwellings on the bowl. The handle bears a nicely decorated edge. Measures 7” long and is in excellent condition. Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this light station. Marked “Sterling  Pat 1899”. (VG+). $85.

4446r. (stereoview) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1860's - 1870’s). Probably by G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Rare view of the tall white stone light tower and dark painted 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and fence as Victorian visitors picnic in the foreground. Located on a high bluff, cape Cod or Highland Light was a focal point for Victorian visitors. Standing in the field before the station is a fine carriage pulled by a pair of white horses. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and dwelling arrangement, though just a bit distant. View is clear with light soiling, some wear. Rare, may be privately done although pencil note on back appears to read “photographed by Nickerson Orleans”. Rare. (VG). $88.

844d. (souvenir cup) Wellfleet [Mayo’s Beach] Light House, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1900. Lovely decorated crème colored cup featuring a large, detailed full color image of the lighthouse at Mayo’s Beach. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house built in 1881. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece makes a good contrast on this rare item. Backmarked “Made in Germany.” Nicely decorated with gilding around the rim and on the handle. Cup measures 3” high and is clean, only light wear to gilding, a few spots. No cracks or checks, a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. A striking piece. (VG+). $144.

21144g. (commemorative 3-handled cup) Bishop and Clerk Light House off Hyannis c.1900. Beautiful bold unusual 3-handled cup features a detailed full color image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Piece is in cobalt blue and decorated with gilded border and handles. Cup measures about 2 1/8” diameter, 3” high. Marked “Made in Germany.” Quite clean and bright. A rare light. (VG+). $134.

7179c. (souvenir plate) MONOMOY LIFE SAVERS AT WYCHMERE HARWICHPORT, MASS. c.1900. Superb large commemorative plate bears a detailed b/w image of the Monomoy life savers standing up, posing as they arrive in their surfboat. Commemorative pieces featuring Life Saving Service images from the Monomoy area of Cape Cod are extremely rare and desirable and we have been only able to find a few in our career. This is certainly one of the nicer pieces yet found. Extremely attractive piece measures 8” in diameter. Large b/w image is extremely detailed right down to the facial hair. Marked “Made in Germany for W. Kaplon & Bro., Harpers Ferry, WVA. ”. Excellent condition. (F-). $225.

25347d. (commemorative pin dish) Evans Only Survivor Ship Jason, Wrecked Dec. 5, 1893 Cape Cod. One of the nicer commemorative dishes, a superb, bright, white, gilt edged commemorative dish featuring a beautiful clear, detailed full b/w image of Evans Only Survivor Ship Jason”. It was on the dreaded Peaked Hill Bars that the terrible ocean tragedy, the wreck of the ship Jason, occurred in a furious winter storm on December 5, 1893. The wreck of the Jason was one of the most appalling disasters that has ever taken place on the shores of Cape Cod , twenty-six lives being lost. Of the whole crew, Evans, the ship’s apprentice, was the only person that managed to reach the shore. Dish features a large image of Mr. Evans standing on the beach in the life jacket that brought him safely ashore. Marked “Made in Germany for S.A. Chase, West Dennis, Mass. ” Piece measures 4 ½” x 3 ¼” with a raised edge enhanced by a petite, decorative gilt border. Clean, only light edge wear. A very pretty display piece. (VG+). $165.

1422. (photo) Neds Point Keeper’s House Moved Across Buzzards Bay to Wings Neck Light, Cape Cod c.1923. Clear, close, original 6 ½” x 8 ½” press photo shows excellent detail of the keeper’s house from Neds Point Lighthouse in Mattapoisett loaded aboard a barge for transport to be used as housing for the assistant keeper at its new location at Wings Neck Light Station in Pocasset. Neds Point Keeper Russell Eastman, whose position had been abolished by the installation of an automatic lighting system, can be seen standing on the barge to accompany the house to its new location. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Taken on June 30, 1923. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $74.

1421. (lot 9 photos) Dragger Palestine Ashore at Long Nook in Truro, Coast Guard Works to Remove Her c.1940. Nice lot of 9 views , reprinted in 1969 from original 1940 negatives, show the dragger Palestine ashore at Long Nook in Truro, reportedly due to a faulty compass. Views include Coast Guard vessels including 36-foor MLB (from Chatham or Provincetown, surfboat, cutter and more as they work to remove the dragger from the beach. Photos measure 3 ½” x 5”. (VG+). Lot $46.

13363. (reprint photo) Life Saving Service Key Post & Boathouse, Believe to be Cape Cod c.1900. 8” x 10”. Interesting reprint from original provides an unusual scene. Photo includes an exceptionally rare view of a Life-Saving Service key-post with cast iron lock box. Just behind can be seen a boathouse near the cliff edge. The door is lettered “U.S.L.S.S.”. Interesting too is the mischievous Victorian visitor who is sitting atop the key post, his legs loosely tied with rope. Extremely rare view of key post. Believe that this view may be on Cape Cod c.1900. (VG+). $48.

25172b. [advertisement] UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - STORM WARNINGS ARE UP. Great full page b/w illustrated advertisement from 1952 magazine shows Chatham , Mass. Coast Guard CG-36500 36-foot motor lifeboat heading out on its gold medal rescue of the crew from the tanker Pendleton in February 1952. The add for International Nickel Company touts the reliability of the eras’ new metals that help the sturdy motor lifeboat continue on its mission. Quite an attractive piece for framing. Full page, clean and crisp. (VG+). $28. (x)

14121. Ives, John G. The Keeper. Bohme Publishing. 2013. 416p. Soft wraps. The Keeper is a fresh, new historical fiction at its very best. Filled with electrifying rescue scenes, pitting a handful of men against fierce storms and bitter cold. A story of honor and love, fellowship and betrayal, strength and vulnerability. This is a novel of the Life-Savers, set in Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, in 1899. Joshua Duell, the book's hero, is a young New Yorker who returns home from the Spanish American War. Now his mother has disappeared in a mysterious shipwreck, and he travels to the small village of Provincetown at the outer reach of the continent to find out how. With his friend and college roommate Buddy, Joshua joins the United States Life-Saving Service patrolling the outer beaches. Under the leadership of their Keeper John MacDonald, they face rigorous training and treacherous work as the storms come. Buddy is a charmer, but he alienates the other Life-Savers, which leads him to take drastic actions he and Joshua will come to deeply regret. A story of intense action, beautiful descriptions of the sea, and the coming of age of a fascinating young man. (M). $18.95. (x)

 

14125. (photo) USCGC  General Green WSC / WMEC-140 Aground at Sandwich, Cape Cod c.1960. 7” x 9” press photo taken from the air shows good details of the cutter well up on the beach in Sandwich, where she was driven by 30-foot waves and near hurricane force winds. The cutter had gone to the aid of a disabled tug. Twenty four crewmen were rescued off the 125-foot vessel. The General Green was one of the Active Class Patrol Boats. This class of vessels was one of the most useful and long- lasting in Coast Guard service with 16 cutters still in use in the 1960’s. They gained a reputation for durability that was only enhanced by their re-engining in the late 1930’s; their original 6-cylinder diesels were replaced by significantly more powerful 8-cylinder units. The General Greene was built at a cost of $90,000 in 1927 by the American Brown Boveri Corporation of Camden, New Jersey. She was launched on 14 February 1927 and was commissioned on 18 March 1927. She was stationed at Boston, Massachusetts where she patrolled for rum runners and other law enforcement and search and rescue duties. The General Greene was assigned to the International Ice Patrol from 1931 to 1933. She was at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in the late 1930s and conducted an oceanographic survey off Newfoundland in 1941. Dated March 6, 1960. Includes date and description. (VG). $28.

 

1487. (souvenir dish) Snow Library, Orleans, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and fluited edge. Bold dish features a detailed b/w image of the Snow Library in Orleans surrounded by trees. The dish measures 4” in diameter and is marked “Made in England for H. K. Cummings & Co., Orleans, Mass.”. Dish is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, only light wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold, beautiful piece for display. (VG+). $68.

8381c. [plate] Superb blue on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Marconi Wireless Station, Wellfleet, Mass.” Plate features a large, detailed image of the four tall antenna masts and the transmitter building, surrounded by a 1 ½” flowered border in deep blue on white. This is a plate produced in commemoration of the event of the first wireless message being sent by an American President. The Marconi Wireless Station transmitted the first wireless message from President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII on January 19, 1903. Backmarked “Imported Expressly for Everett I. Nye, Wellfleet, Mass…. W. Adams & Co. Estd. 1657 England. French, Mitchell, Woodbury Co., Boston. “ This large collectible measures 10 ¼” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the more rare Wellfleet pieces. A bright, crisp piece. Only occasional very light wear on rim. (VG+). $224.

20318b. (souvenir plate) c.1900. An unusual, bright, decorated commemorative dish featuring a beautiful full color image of the “Life Saving Station, Orleans, Mass.”. This extremely large and rare piece is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the 1888 Expanded Red House-Type station located abreast of Ponchet Island, East Orleans on Cape Cod. The plate is quite bright and distinctive, and measures 8 3/8” in diameter, and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim on a sea green scalloped rim. Labeled “Made in Austria for George W. Higgins, Orleans, Mass. Wheelock Vienna Austria. “ Clean, a very detailed, pretty piece for your display with beautiful detail and coloration. Large repaired crack. (P+). Reduced to $65. (no discounts apply)

8279b. Ryder, Marion Crowell. CAPE COD REMEMBRANCES. Taunton . 1972. 128p. Soft wraps. This book first catches your eye with a wonderful, rare, photograph of the Keeper standing with his daughter beside the Bass River Light in Dennis. Within are 47 accounts of early life on the Cape including at the Bass river Lighthouse, a rare account of fishing off the old Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, numerous shipwrecks, the Fall River Line, and much more. Most enjoyable reading. 16 photographs. (VG). $24.

 

7456s. (commemorative cup) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod. From lovely Cape Cod comes this rare Old English Staffordshire blue transferware cup. Made in England c.1895-1910 by Adams Co for Jonroth Co. and imported. Charming cup is in deep blue with flower decoration, with a fine image of Highland Lighthouse on one side and two images of the Old Cape Cod Windmill on the other. This piece is quite rare and is one of the more attractive that I have had. This pretty cup measures 2 ¾” high by 2 ¼” high. Clean and bright, wonderful detail and excellent color, a fine display piece. (VG+). $65.

1439. (photo) Wreck of the Dragger Cape Ann on Nauset Beach c.1948. On March 6 the 84 foor New Bedford scallop dragger Cape Ann grounded on Nauset Beach in Eastham near Nauset Lighthouse. There was a heavy swell running and the dragger was heavily iced up. The crewman at the wheel said the he mistook Nauset Light for the Pollock Rip Lightship. The crew was saved but the vessel was a total loss. The Nauset Rod and Gun Club, organized in 1947, salvaged the wheelhouse to be used as a trap house, which was placed this on town owned land west of what is now Ocean View Drive. Clear view measures 3 ¼” x 5”. (VG+). $18.

1484. (photo) Freighter Ozark Aground off Pamet River Coast Guard Station c.1927. Early press photo measures 8” x 10” and provides great detail of the Ozark aground in the surf on the Truro beach. On June 23, 1927 the freighter Ozark rammed and sunk the steam trawler Surge in heavy fog off Truro. The Surge sank immediately. Nineteen crewmen went into the water and were rescued by the Ozark’s crew, with three more missing. The collision left the Ozark with a gaping hole and she was forced to beach herself 3 miles from the Pamet River Coast Guard station in Truro. Only the calm seas prevented a larger loss. Dated June 1927. With description on back. Light wear. (VG) $28.

 

 

28107e. (souvenir dish) c.1900. Highland Light, Highlands, Cape Cod. Most unusual piece measures a full 6” by 4 ½” oval and features a lovely large hand painted image of Cape Cod’s Highland Light House, North Truro, Mass. This early piece is quite bold and distinctive and is enhanced by a bright gilt decoration about the upturned sides and rim. Marked “Wheelock China Austria for I. Morton Small, North Truro, Mass.” Clean, bright, no chips or cracks, as nice as we have had. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. (F-). $88.

937J. (commemorative plate) Highland Lighthouse, North Truro, Cape Cod , Mass. c. 1900. A bright white commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed full color image of the Highland Lighthouse on the Highlands in North Truro. This piece quite striking, with a good image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side, set against the clouds and blue sky. This pretty piece measures 5 ¼” in diameter and is quite bold with the gilt bordered image on the bright white body. Marked “Made in Germany.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, little if any wear to gilded border. (VG+). $44.

1494. (souvenir dish) Old Mill Chatham Mass. Built 1797. c.1900. A charming, bright, gilt decorated commemorative dish in white with rose color border, features a large and quite detailed, clear b/w image of the “Old Mill Chatham Mass. Built 1797”. The superb piece measures 5 ½” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around the rim. Marked “Carlsbad BFHS China Made in Austria [for] A. Howes, Chatham, Mass.” Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty piece for your display. Chatham china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. (F-). $38.

1469. Marshall, Anthony L. Truro, Cape Cod, As I Knew It. Truro Historical Society. 1987. 2nd. DJ. The author, a native of Cape Cod, draws on his experiences as well as those of other residents of the area and research sources, to describes the day-to-day life in Truro at the turn of the 19th-20th century as he knew it. Here is an insight into the life and character of the area and particularly the day-to-day activities of a hard-working population. Includes chapter on the Life-Saving AService and Coast Guard in Truro. Clean, tight, slightly bowed in very nice dj. (VG+). $44.

5564b. na. Loss of the Sparrow-Hawk in 1626. Remarkable Preservation and Recent Discovery of the Wreck. Boston . 1865. 44 original pages with soft wraps unusually intact. Includes map and plan of the vessel. In 1626, this small vessel the Sparrow-Hawk, of about 36 tons and 40 feet in length, brought 25 passengers and their possessions from Europe to America . Bound for Virginia , they landed in distress on Cape Cod after the hardships of a stormy voyage of 6 weeks. Today the Sparrow-Hawk is the only surviving remains of a 17th century trans-Atlantic vessel. The original preserved timbers exemplify the small, sturdy ships vital to the colonization of America . Their size is evidence of the courage of those who undertook the journey to the New World . This early account and description of the loss presents great detail of the incident and sufferings of her crew. In unusually fine condition, slight tape reinforcing to spine, otherwise clean, crisp. Contents clean and tight, original signature bound. As nice as they come. Difficult to find. (VG+). $88.

13439. (press photo) Demolition of Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse off Hyannisport c.1952. Clear, close, original 7” x 9” composite press photo shows excellent detail of the lighthouse at Bishop and Clerks as it is demolished. Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse once marked the remains of a large reef just south of Hyannis Harbor. In the1850s, Congress approved funds for a tower here, and the light was lit in 1858. The granite tower stood 59 feet above the water and boasted a distinctive wooden bell tower. In 1928 the light was deemed unnecessary and in 1952 was dynamited by the Coast Guard. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated September 23, 1952. Clear, close view, great detail including before, during and after the dynamite blast. This is an extremely rare view as few were present when the 94-year old tower was demolished. (VG+). $68.

8381b. [plate] Superb blue on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Marconi Wireless Station, Wellfleet, Mass.” Plate features a large, detailed image of the four tall antenna masts and the transmitter building, surrounded by a 1 ½” flowered border in deep blue on white. This is a plate produced in commemoration of the event of the first wireless message being sent by an American President. The Marconi Wireless Station transmitted the first wireless message from President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII on January 19, 1903. Backmarked “Imported Expressly for Everett I. Nye, Wellfleet, Mass…. W. Adams & Co. Estd. 1657 England. French, Mitchell, Woodbury Co., Boston. “ This large collectible measures 10 ¼” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the more rare Wellfleet pieces. Very light overall crazing from age, but a bright, crisp piece. Only one old closed 1 ½” hairline on rim, difficult to see. (VG). $224.

 

1416. (glass negative) Clyde Freighter Ozark aground off Pamet River Coast Guard Station, Truro c.1927. 4” x 5”. Clear large glass plate negative shows a great view of the Clyde freighter Ozark on the sand bar off the Pamet River Coast Guard Station. On June 23, 1927 the Clyde freighter Ozark rammed and sunk the steam trawler Surge in heavy fog 5 miles off Truro. The Surge sank immediately and her crew had no chance to launch a lifeboat. Nineteen members of the Surge’s crew went into the water and were rescued by the Ozark’s crew, with three additional crewmen missing. The collision left the Ozark with a gaping hole in her bow and she was forced beach herself on the outer bars 3 miles from the Pamet River Coast Guard station. Only the fact that the seas were calm prevented a larger loss of life. Clear, in original photographer’s sleeve. Dates to June 24, 1927. (VG+). $58.

 

27246d. (souvenir cup) Nauset 3 Sisters Lights, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and handle decoration. Bold cup features a detailed b/w image of the “three sisters” lighthouses and keeper’s house in Eastham. Before the advent of a lighthouse lens that could produce a flash, three lighthouses were utilized in Eastham to aid mariners in recognizing the location. The three light towers were replaced by a single cast iron light tower, moved up from Chatham, in 1923. The cup measures 2 ¼ ” high by 2 ¼” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] A. T. Newcomb, Orleans, Mass.”. Cup is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge and handle. An unusually bright, bold piece for display. (VG+). $195.

14119. Klim, Jake. Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod. 2014. History Press. 176p. Soft wraps. On the warm morning of July 21, 1918 – during the last year of the First World War - a new prototype of German submarine surfaced three miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and attacked an unarmed towboat and her four barges. A handful of the shells fired by the U-boat’s two deck guns struck Nauset Beach, giving the modest town of Orleans the distinction of being the first, and only, spot in the United States to receive fire from the enemy during the entire World War. Coming to Cape Cod’s defense that momentous day were a hodgepodge of average American citizens – doctors, fishermen, vacationing cottagers, young children - as well as two groups of first responders that could not be more opposite; the waning United States Live-Saving Services, now the fledgling U.S. Coast Guard, and the infant air arm of the United States Navy. Lifesavers from the Orleans station launched a surfboat under heavy enemy shellfire and rowed in the direction of the thirty-two sailors trapped aboard the tug and barges. It was a situation Cape Cod’s surfmen never imagined being in; they were far more accustomed to rescuing sailors from wooden schooners caught in Nor’easters than from the jaws of an enemy submarine. Meanwhile, in the sky above, rickety seaplanes from the local Naval Air Station dive-bombed the enemy raider with payloads of TNT. It was the first time in history that American aviators engaged an enemy vessel in the western Atlantic. Although upwards of one thousand citizens watched the spectacle from shore, the “Attack on Orleans” is a story very few Americans, outside the proud town of Orleans, have ever heard. A most interesting account, well illustrated with photos. (M). $19.99. 

27256b. [commemorative butter pat] Striking bright white butter pat, featuring a close b/w image of Evans, The Only Survivor From The Ship Jason. It was on the dreaded Peaked Hill Bars that the terrible ocean tragedy, the wreck of the ship Jason, occurred in a furious winter storm on December 5, 1893. The wreck of the Jason was one of the most appalling disasters that has ever taken place on the shores of Cape Cod , twenty-six lives being lost. Of the whole crew, Evans, the ship’s apprentice, was the only person that managed to reach the shore. Butter pat features a large image of seaman Evans in his cork life jacket, standing on the Cape Cod beach. Marked “Made in Germany for O. E. Kelley, Dennisport , Mass. ” Dish measures 3 ½” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilded rim.  This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the few Jason shipwreck pieces that I have found. No crazing from age, clean, bright, a striking piece. (VG+). $85.

13378a. (photo) Cahoons Hollow Life-Saving Station c.1900. Rare early photo on postcard paper shows great detail of the Cahoons Hollow crew unloading the surfboat in front of the station. Located on Cahoon Hollow Road in Wellfleet, the station served from about 1872 until it was abandoned by the Government in 1950. Originally built of the 1871 Red House design, the station was expanded in 1888. In 1953 the station was sold by the government and served various businesses until 1978, when it became The Beachcomber Restaurant and Nightclub and remains today a summer hot-spot. Photo measures 3 ½” x 5” on postcard paper. Postmarked 1915. Only very light wear, clear, clean. (VG+). $155.

Cape Cod Towns - Images of America Series. $21.99 each

Longley, Jennifer. Hyannis And Hyannis Port

Lombardo, Daniel. Orleans

Lombardo, Daniel. Wellfleet, A Cape Cod Village

Schofield, Marilyn C and Roberta Cornish. Eastham

Vuilleumier, Marion R. Sandwich, Cape Cod's Oldest Town

Cuttyhunk Historical Society. Cuttyhunk And The Elizabeth Islands

Brennan, Susan W and Diana Worthington. Truro

Edward O…. Barnstable Village, West Barnstable and Sandy Neck

Sicchio, Mary. The Forgotten Cape 1940-1960

Pizzolato, Susan and Lynda Ames Byrne. Wareham

Brewster Historical Society. Brewster

Claflin, James W. Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod

 

22275a. (mounted photo) Chatham Life-Savers Launch Surfboat into the Breakers c.1900. Rare view shows the Keeper with crew launching into the breakers off Chatham. Boat lettered for the Chatham station, 1 ½ miles south of Chatham Lights. Though small, the image is clear and close. Image measures 2” x 3” on 4” x 5” mount. Clean, nice image, some spotting to mount. (VG+). $48.

13365. [paperweight] Heavy glass round paperweight featuring an early c.1910 lithograph of the Chatham Lighthouse. This rare item features a nice detailed color lithograph image from an early postcard of the light tower and a portion of the keeper’s house, with “Chatham, Mass.” printed above. Glass is quite thick at center but image comes through well, some wear to bottom, which may have been re-covered at some point. Paperweight measures 3 ¼” in diameter. (VG-). $36.

 

27300J. (commemorative sugar) A striking, bright commemorative sugar or bowl featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. This piece is quite striking, with a bold, detailed image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. This pretty piece measures 4”wide and is quite bold with the large image on the bright white body and gilt-decorated rim. Backmarked “Made in Germany for “Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass. ”A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, only light wear to rim. (VG+). $135.

   

10111c. (souvenir dish) A bright commemorative dish featuring a beautiful clear, detailed full color image of the “Nauset Light, Eastham, Mass.” c. 1900. This dish quite striking, with a bold, detailed image of one of the three small wooden “Three Sisters” light towers on the bluff at Eastham. Before the advent of a lighthouse lens that could produce a flash, three lighthouses were utilized in Eastham to aid mariners in recognizing the location. The three light towers were replaced by a single cast iron light tower, moved up from Chatham, in 1923. This pretty dish measures 4 ¼”  in diameter and is quite bold with the 2 ½” brightly colored image on the white body trimmed with gilded edge. Marked “Bravaria.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, very light edge wear. (VG+). $134.

9484k. (souvenir cup / saucer) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A charming, bright, gilt decorated commemorative cup and saucer in white, features two large and quite detailed, clear b/w images: one of the twin "Chatham Bluffs” and lighthouses on the cup, and the other of the “Old Mill Chatham Built 1797” on the saucer. The superb cup measures 2 ½” in diameter and the saucer 4 3/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around on the handle and on the rims. Marked “Made in Austria [for] A. Howes, Chatham, Mass. Carlsbad BFHS China.” Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty set for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive set. (F-). $78.

8486c. (commemorative sugar) A striking, bright commemorative sugar or bowl featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the “Highland Light [House] Cape Cod, Mass.” c. 1900. This piece is quite striking, with a bold, detailed image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side as a horse and buggy with driver waits in front. This pretty piece measures 3” x 5” oval and is quite bold with the large image on the bright white body and gilt-decorated turned up sides. Marked “Made in Germany for I. Morton Small, No. Truro, Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, no wear. (F-). $88.

8496q. (souvenir dish) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A lovely, bright, gilt decorated commemorative dish in white, features a large, detailed, clear full color image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures about 4 ¾” in diameter and is in the form of a dish with fluited sides, and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Labeled "Wheelock Made in Austria for A. Howes, Chatham, Mass. Vienna." Very clean, no cracks or checks, wear to gilding on edge. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG+). $65

 

9206f. (souvenir plate) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. Lovely plate in white with gilt decorated edge, features in the center a detailed image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Made in Germany for “Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass. ” Round plate with decorated upturnd sides measures 7” in diameter. Clean, no cracks or checks, a beautiful item for your display. (VG+). $115.

13341. (souvenir toothpick) An unusual, large, bright cobalt blue commemorative toothpick holder featuring a beautiful full color image of the Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. This unusual item is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Made in Germany for “M.G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass.” Holder is quite bright and distinctive, and measures 2 ¼” high by 1 ¾” in diameter, and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim around the image and rim. Clean, no cracks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty piece for your display with beautiful coloration. (VG+). $64. 

13347. (photo) Clyde Freighter Ozark aground off Pamet River Coast Guard Station, Truro c.1927. 8” x 10”. Clear large b/w press photograph shows a great view of the Clyde freighter Ozark on the sand bar off the Pamet River Coast Guard Station. On June 23, 1927 the Clyde freighter Ozark rammed and sunk the steam trawler Surge in heavy fog 5 miles off Truro. The Surge sank immediately and her crew had no chance to launch a lifeboat. Nineteen members of the Surge’s crew went into the water and were rescued by the Ozark’s crew, with three additional crewmen missing. The collision left the Ozark with a gaping hole in her bow and she was forced beach herself on the outer bars 3 miles from the Pamet River Coast Guard station. Only the fact that the seas were calm prevented a larger loss of life. Clear, original print, includes date and description on back. Dated June 24, 1927. (VG+). $68.

 

13120. (drawing set) Three Sisters Lighthouses, Eastham, Cape Cod c.1988. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. 11” x 17”. Large detailed copy of construction drawings for the restoration of the “Three Sisters” wooden lighthouses at Nauset Beach on Cape Cod.  Includes detailed elevation view and sectional view, as well as sectional elevation through lantern and lantern deck plan. Scale 1” = 2’ 8” and 1” = 4’. Great for research or display. A few tack holes in margins, otherwise clean and crisp. 2 sheets.  (VG+). $34.

6744s,ii. [Topographic Plate]. COAST LINES: PARTS OF PROVINCETOWN AND WELLFLEET MASS. US Geological Survey. c.1908. Size 10”h x 16”. Double page plate from early report. Beautiful, early, three color topographic map shows the important contours and features of the area including the Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations, as well as roads, harbor and important features. This map includes all of the outer Cape from Provincetown to Bound Brook Island and Gull Pond in Wellfleet. U. S. Life-Saving Stations include Race Point, Peaked Hill Bar, High Head, Highland and Pamet River . Lighthouses include Long Point, Wood End, Race Point, and Highland Light. Also includes harbors, shoals and bars, and much more. Plate is quite desirable for framing. Unusually clean and crisp, a beautiful piece. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly on the Cape and the islands. (F). $78 net.

13424. Barbo, Theresa Mitchell, Captain W. Russell Webster (ret) and Julia Marshall. The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew. Charleston. 2013. 124p. Stiff wraps. Jack Nickerson and his faithful lab, Sinbad, wake early one snowy Cape Cod morning, ready for winter fun. Meanwhile, miles away in the ocean, the crew of a cargo tanker ship called the Pendleton is in serious trouble. The waves and wind of a raging nor’easter rip the tanker in two, leaving the people to cling for their lives in the wicked, cold storm. There’s no time to waste—the Coast Guard, including Jack’s friend Bernie Webber, leave Chatham Harbor in search of the Pendleton crew. They don’t yet know that Jack and Sinbad have snuck aboard the rescue boat as stowaways. Join the young duo in the front-row seat for the greatest small-boat rescue in American history. Well done, with wonderful illustrations that add flavor to the story. The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton has well-written and well-paced action that keeps youth interested, wanting to read page after page. Historically, the Coast Guard action is correct. Jack’s story is fiction, used to bring children into the story. Sinbad, the black lab always by Jack’s side, was a real dog that hung around the Coast Guard Station Chatham and was loved by the crews. (M). $14.99. (x)

 

13258. (photo) Great Outer Beach of Cape Cod from 19,200 Feet c.1954. 8” x 10” Clear aerial photo by the Institute of Geographical Exploration at Harvard University provides a wonderful view of the great Outer Beach from Provincetown to Truro and Wellfleet. Some edge wear. With date and description on back. (VG-). $38.

 

13228c. (copy photo) Garage at Highland Coast Guard Station c.1940’s view. Rare view from behind the Highland Coast Guard Station in the 1940’s includes the 4-bay garage on the right as one drives into the station. The dwelling would be to the left in this photo. This photo matches up exactly to 13228a above to make a panoramic view. Photo is a copy photo taken in the 1960’s from an original by A.C. Boxell. Measures 3 ½” x 5”. Clear, clean. (VG+). $44.

 

13228b. (copy photo) Highland Coast Guard Station c.1940’s view. Rare view from the front (ocean side) of the Highland Coast Guard Station in the 1940’s includes the Coast Guard dwelling built in the 1930’s. To the left can be seen the end of the 4-bay garage and the drill pole. Photo is a copy photo taken in the 1960’s from an original by A.C. Boxell. Measures 3 ½” x 5”. Clear, clean. (VG+). $40.

13228d. (copy photo) Garage at Highland Coast Guard Station c.1940’s view. Rare view from the back of the Highland Coast Guard Station in the 1940’s includes the 4-bay garage on the right as one drives into the station. The dwelling would be to the right in this photo. However, this photo was printed in reverse – looking at the front of the garage, the autos should be facing to the left. Photo is a copy photo taken in the 1960’s from an original by A.C. Boxell. Measures 3 ½” x 5”. Clear, clean. (VG+). $26.

13317. (copy photo) Peaked Hill Bars Coast Guard Station c.1940’s view. Rare view shows the new Peaked Hill Bar Coast Guard station in the distance. The station shown was built in 1914 to replace the old 1872 Expanded Red-House-Type station that was in danger of sliding into the sea. The Peaked Hill Bars station would later become home to playright Eugene O'Neill. Photo is a copy photo taken in the 1960’s from an original by A.C. Boxell. Measures 3 ½” x 5”. Distant view. Clear, clean. (VG+). $28.

13231a. (copy photo) Boathouse at High Head Coast Guard Station c.1940’s view. Rare view shows auxiliary boat house at the High Head Life-Saving / Coast Guard station. Additional boathouses were sometimes built as additional boats were needed or beach access changed. Photo is a copy photo taken in the 1980’s from an original by A.C. Boxell. Measures 3 ½” x 5”. Clear, clean. (VG+). $36.

13158. (stereo view) Blackfish Ashore, Provincetown [Cape Cod], Mass. c.1890. by G.H. Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Close view of blackfish stranded on the beach in Provincetown with harbor in background. Heavy foxing, corners worn. (G-). $12.

13119a. (photo) Cape Cod (Highland) Lighthouse c.1950. 8" x 10". Nice close clear view of the light station under Coast Guard operation. Clean, clear, punched at top for binder. (VG+). $14.

13119b. (photo) Cape Cod (Highland) Lighthouse c.1950. 8" x 10". Nice close clear view of the light tower in the 1950’s. Clean, clear, punched at top for binder. (VG+). $8.

 

12445b. (souvenir creamer) Wellfleet [Mayo’s Beach] Light House, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1900. Lovely decorated crème colored round creamer featuring a large, detailed full color image of the lighthouse at Mayo’s Beach. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house built in 1881. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and rose coloration make a good contrast on this rare item. Backmarked “Wheelock, Vienna, Austria.” Nicely decorated with gilding framing the image and gilt highlights. Creamer measures 2 ½” high and is clean, only light wear to gilding No cracks or checks, a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. A striking piece. (VG+). $295.

21519b. (souvenir plate) Nauset Light, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite bright and handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and bright hand colored image. Bold plate features a detailed full color image of the center of the “three sisters” lighthouses and keeper’s house in Eastham. Before the advent of a lighthouse lens that could produce a flash, three lighthouses were utilized in Eastham to aid mariners in recognizing the location. The three light towers were replaced by a single cast iron light tower, moved up from Chatham, in 1923. The plate measures 5 7/8” in diameter. Marked “Bravaria”. Plate is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold piece for display. One of the best images I have yet found. (VG+). $188.

9484J. (souvenir cup / saucer) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bold, bright, gilt decorated commemorative cup and saucer with sea green highlights, features a large and quite detailed, clear b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights”, Chatham, Mass. on the cup. The superb cup measures 2” high and the saucer 4 3/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful light green interior color with decorative gilt trim on the handle and on the rim. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Marked “Made in Germany for Josiah M. Rogers, Chatham, Mass.” Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty set for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG+). $74.

 

11366J. Cape Cod Magazine 1915 – 1916. Vol. I, Nos. 1-12. Twelve issues as originally bound by publisher. Published by The Cape Cod Publishing Co. Inc., Hyannis Mass. Soft covers. 12 ½” x 9”. 18-24 pages each. Wonderful articles describe the Cape Cod of the early Twentieth Century – the homes and businesses, old families, occupations and more. Articles by well known Cape writers including Joseph Lincoln, L.C. Hall, Henry Crocker etc. plus poems by Harold Doane, Phebe Chamberlain, Lilybell Bates etc. There are also many interesting black and white photos and local ads as well as a large, fold-out map of the Cape highways and landmarks. Some magazines were bound without covers, otherwise complete issues with many other wonderful Cape related articles of the day – most interesting reading. (VG). $88. 

13269. (souvenir creamer) Nauset “3 Sisters” Lights, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and handle decoration. Bold creamer features a detailed b/w image of the “three sisters” lighthouses and keeper’s house in Eastham. Before the advent of a lighthouse lens that could produce a flash, three lighthouses were utilized in Eastham to aid mariners in recognizing the location. The three light towers were replaced by a single cast iron light tower, moved up from Chatham, in 1923. The creamer measures 3 ¾” high by about 3” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] A. T. Newcomb, Orleans, Mass.”. Creamer is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge and handle. An unusually bright, bold piece for display. (VG+). $225.

21144f. (commemorative cup/saucer) Bishop and Clerk Light House off Hyannis c.1900. Beautiful bold cup and saucer set features a detailed b/w image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Both pieces are decorated with gilded borders on bright white background. Cup measures about 2 ¼” diameter. Saucer measures 4 ½” diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass.” One very minute nick to cup rim, otherwise quite clean and bright. Light wear to gilding on cup, gilding on saucer no longer present. A rare light. (VG). $110.

6661t. (souvenir plate) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bright, gilt decorated commemorative plate in white, features a large, detailed, b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures a full 6” in diameter with turned-up edges, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers flanking the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Labeled " Made in Germany for J.F. Small, Harwichport, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any expected wear to rim. A very detailed, striking item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (F-). $134.

13242. (photo) Race Point Coast Guard Station, Provincetown, Massachusetts c.1987. 8 ½” x 11 ½”. Large color press photograph shows the Race point Coast Guard station on a January day. Clear close image shows good detail of the main building and lookout amidst the grassy dunes. By this time, the station was now in use as the North District headquarters building of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Clear, original color print. Includes date and description on back. Dated January 11, 1987. (VG+). $48.

 

13183. D’Entremont, Jeremy. Everyday Heroes: The True Story of a Lighthouse Family. Coastlore Media. 2013. 252p. Soft wraps. Wonderfully illustrated with 26 black and white photos and maps. Lighthouses are an essential part of our American culture. They stand as symbols of altruism, strength, hope, faith and guidance. And today, in the age of automation, they also stand as memorials to the lighthouse keepers and their families who once devoted themselves to “keeping a good light” in service to mariners. Traditional lighthouse keeping has passed into history with automation, but there are still those who recall lighthouse life with nostalgia. Seamond Ponsart Roberts, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, is one of those people. Seamond was born while her parents lived at the rugged Dumpling Rock Light Station off Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She went on to spend the rest of her youth at two other southeastern Massachusetts light stations: Cuttyhunk Island and West Chop on Martha’s Vineyard. During her lighthouse years, Seamond experienced good times and bad, tragedy and heroism. She is a born storyteller who has always shared her memories with family and friends, and her unique story is now told in the new book - Everyday Heroes: The True Story of a Lighthouse Family. “I am, and always will be, a lighthouse keeper's daughter. I had the good fortune to be born to a different kind of childhood. I didn't recognize this fact back when I was small. I thought that everybody lived like we did on our little island of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts, which in itself was a life apart,” she writes. This is the true story of a family's life at lighthouses on the edge of civilization. It's a story of adventure, danger, devotion to duty, and love. Seamond Ponsart Roberts shares her memories and emotions with good humor, a sharp eye for detail, and above all an appreciation for a way of life that has passed into history. (M). $16.99. (x)

13185. (photo) Mayo’s Beach Light Station Keeper’s dwelling, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1978. 3 ½” x 5 ½”. b/w. Good view of the 1881 keeper’s house as it remained in 1978. This light station remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image. $12.

 

13201. (souvenir plate) A rare, bright, gilt decorated rose and crème colored commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the Mayo’s Beach Light and Keeper’s dwelling, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1900. One of the few of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures about 7 1/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilded border and handle. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house built in 1881. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and rose coloration make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “Altenburg China Made in Germany for Geo. P. Baker, Wellfleet Mass ”. Quite clean, bright, light wear to gilding. A beautiful display piece. Unusually large, bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lighthouse. (VG+). $295.

 

13217. (souvenir cup/saucer) Eldridge Public Library & Old Mill, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated bright white cup and saucer combination featuring a large, detailed b/w image of the Eldridge Public Library on Main Street in Chatham, Mass., on the cup and the Old Mill Built in 1797 on the saucer. Backmarked " Carlsbad B.F.H.S. China Made in Austria for A. Howes, Chatham, Mass." Beautifully decorated with gilt trim and handle. Cup measures 2 ½” diameter by 2 ¼” high. Saucer measures 4 3/8” diameter. Clean, a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. (VG+). $54.

 

6626k. (souvenir creamer) c.1900. Superb large creamer, featuring a detailed full color image of “Highland Light (House) Cape Cod. ” This is one of the more striking that I have found, featuring a very pretty and quite detailed b/w image of this tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side. The creamer is of a classic style, enhanced by a short spout and handle on top with a very pretty gilt borders and trim, on a light blue background. Marked “Made in Germany for D.S. Carlow & Co., Providence Town[sic], Mass.” This beautiful collector’s piece measures 3 ¾” high x 3 ½” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece, clean and bright, striking. Only very light wear to gilt trim. (VG+). $144.

12510i. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This rare photo features a close image of one of the three light towers as Keeper Lewis removes exterior sun shades from the lantern room lites. The storm porches were added in 1895 and the three lights moved in 1911, thus dating this photo within that period. Keeper Lewis served at Nauset Lights from 1883 until 1914 and was serving there when this photo was taken. Photo is a cyanotype (blue) and measures 2 ” x 3 ”. Clean, clear, but lacking a bit of contrast. The first view that I have ever seen showing the keeper adjusting the sun shades. Rare early view. (VG). $58.

12510J. (mounted photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1880. This rare item features a close early cyanotype (blue) photograph of the three short white light towers, flanked by the old and new 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings and out buildings. Photo remains clear and sharp and measures 3” x 4” on 4” x 5” mount. One of the few such items of this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. Only light wear, a few slight spots. Extremely rare view. (VG). $125.

12510g. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1920. This rare photo features a close image of two of the three light towers as part of "The Towers" on Cable Road after their sale in 1918. By 1911, the cliff in Eastham had eroded to within eight feet of the northernmost tower, and the Bureau of Lighthouses decided to change Nauset from three lights to a single light. The “Three Sisters” were moved back from the edge of the bluff. In June, 1911, The center tower was given a Fresnel lens with a white light that flashed three times each 10 seconds and attached to the 1876 keeper's house. In 1918, the two defunct towers -- after their lanterns had been removed -- were bought for $3.50 by the Cummings family of Attleboro, Massachusetts. About two years later, the lighthouses were incorporated into a summer cottage known as "The Towers" on Cable Road, not far from their original location. The cottage was later used as a dance studio. This clear close view provides a great look at this configuration shortly after the towers were incorporated. Photo measures 2 ½” x 4 ¼”. Clean, clear, good contrast. Rare early view. (VG+). $54.

SR-459. [paperweight] Large 7 1/4" heavy glass dished paperweight / pin dish featuring an early c.1900 photograph image of the ”Peaked Hill Bar Life-Saving Station, Provincetown, Mass.” This rare item features an original period photograph of the life-saving station and out-buildings at this dangerous outer Cape Cod location. Includes pasted on description of the area on the bottom. Rare early Life-Saving Service photo image, clear, crisp, some foxing to margins but still quite displayable. Paperweight is unusually large and measures 7 ¼”  x 4” x 1” h.  Rare desirable Cape Cod Life-Saving Service piece. (VG). $145. Reduced $100.

1070. (copy photo) RACE POINT COAST GUARD CREW, Provincetown, Massachusetts c.1940’s. 8 ½” x 11”. Superb, crystal clear image from original photo, shows the Race point Coast Guard crew in winter blues, moving the surfboat on its carriage. Behind can be seen the station drill pole. Amazingly clear, digital print, perfect for framing. Shipped flat. $27.95.

1358. (postcard view) Nauset Coast Guard Station, Eastham, Cape Cod c.1927. Rare early color lithograph view shows the 1888 Expanded Red House station in the 1920’s. Postmarked 1927. Moderate wear. Rare view. (G+). $22.

 

27125c. (commemorative cup/saucer) c.1900. Most unusual set features the Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station and a "Wharf Scene, Wellfleet, Mass. on a bold bright cup/saucer combination. This early set is good size  and enhanced by a rose colored borders with gilt decoration and gilded handle. Bold cup features a detailed b/w image of “Welfleet Wharves”. Attractive saucer likewise features a detailed b/w image of “Wellfleet Life Saving Station”. The cup measures 2 ¼ ” high by 3 3/8” in diameter. Saucer measures 5 5/8” in diameter. Marked “Carlsbad BFHS China Made in Austria [for] P.W. Higgins, Wellfleet, Mass. Made in Austria”. Set is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edges. An unusually bright, bold set for display and an exceptionally rare form. Beautiful! (VG+). $325 set.

 

1375. (commemorative cup/saucer) c.1900. Most unusual set features the Methodist Church, Wellfleet, Mass. on a bright cup/saucer combination. This early petite  set is enhanced with gilt decoration and bright gilded handle. Cup features a detailed b/w image of tall Gothic church and measures 2 1/8 ” high by 2 3/8” in diameter. Saucer measures 4 1/8” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] E.B. Ryder, Wellfleet, Mass.”. Set is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edges. Gilding on saucer completely worn off. A bright set for display and of a sought after location. (VG). $144 set.

1359. (mounted photo) Chatham Railroad Station, Cape Cod c.1890. Lovely early photo of the old Chatham Railroad Company station on Depot Road. The station served the Town for over fifty years from 1887 to 1937. In 1951, Mrs. Jacob Cox of Cleveland, Ohio and Chatham purchased the structure and land as a gift to the town. The 100- year old station was restored as a country depot and The Chatham Railroad museum in 1960 and today remains on the original site. Photo measures 4” x 5” on 5 ½” x 6 ½” mount. Clean, clear, close view. Mount has one corner fold and some edge wear. (VG). $48.

1348. (2 photos) Cape Cod “Highland” Light Station, North Truro, Cape Cod c.1940. Two snapshot photos show the lighthouse tower and keeper’s dwelling in 1940. One photo quite light but still good detail. Dated August 1940. 3 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 ½” x 4 ½”. (VG). $8.

13100. (photo) Nauset Beach "The Towers" on Cable Road c.1937. This rare photo features a close image of two of the three light towers as part of "The Towers" on Cable Road after their sale in 1918. By 1911, the cliff in Eastham had eroded to within eight feet of the northernmost tower, and the Bureau of Lighthouses decided to change Nauset from three lights to a single light. The “Three Sisters” were moved back from the edge of the bluff. In June, 1911, The center tower was given a Fresnel lens with a white light that flashed three times each 10 seconds and attached to the 1876 keeper's house. In 1918, the two defunct towers -- after their lanterns had been removed -- were bought for $3.50 by the Cummings family of Attleboro, Massachusetts. About two years later, the lighthouses were incorporated into a summer cottage known as "The Towers" on Cable Road, not far from their original location. The cottage was later used as a dance studio. This clear close view provides a great look at this configuration in a nicely restored state in 1937. Photo measures 8” x 10”. Clean, clear, good contrast. Rare early view. Dated October 10, 1937. (VG+). $74.

1349. (photo) Cape Cod Steamship S.S. Dorothy Bradford c. 1915. Close early photo provides good view of the S.S. Dorothy Bradford as she enters Provincetown harbor. The Dorothy Bradford, formerly the S.S. Charlotte, was built by Neafie & Levy of Philadelphia, PA for the Cape Cod Steamship Co. of Boston, MA. She was propelled by a three cylinder triple expansion steam engine powered by 2 single ended Scotch boilers working at 150 PSI. Her maiden voyage was in 1910, sailing between Boston and Provincetown. She remained in operation through the late 1930's (round trip fare in 1931 was $2.00). She was broken up in 1937 following the financial demise of her company. Photo measures 2 ¾” x 5”. One spot. (VG). $12.

13108a. (photo) American Steamer Onondaga Stranded on Nauset Beach, Chatham c.1907. On January 13, 1907 the American Steamer Onondaga, bound from Boston to Jacksonville, Florida,  stranded on Nauset Beach in Chatham in dense fog. Life-Savers from the Old Harbor Station responded and hauled out the breeches buoy, but as the seas had calmed none of the crew were landed at that time. The vessel remained for three months when in March the steamer was refloated, with the aid of tugboats. In order to pull the steamer from the beach, she had to be lightened and unloaded by hand, which we see here. Clear close view shows great detail of locals unloading the steamer. Dated March 11, 1907. Clean, clear on postcard paper, trimmed to 3” x 4 ¾”. (VG+). $44.

13108b. (photo) American Steamer Onondaga Stranded on Nauset Beach, Chatham c.1907. On January 13, 1907 the American Steamer Onondaga, bound from Boston to Jacksonville, Florida,  stranded on Nauset Beach in Chatham in dense fog. Life-Savers from the Old Harbor Station responded and hauled out the breeches buoy, but as the seas had calmed none of the crew were landed at that time. The vessel remained for three months when in March the steamer was refloated, with the aid of tugboats. In order to pull the steamer from the beach, she had to be lightened and unloaded by hand, which we see here. Clear view shows good detail of locals unloading the steamer. Dated March 15, 1907. Clean, a few marks, clear on postcard paper, 3 ½” x 5 ¼”. (VG). $34.

13122. (copy photo) Mayo's Beach Lighthouse, Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1890 view. 8 ½” x 11”. High quality digital copy photo shows Mayo’s Beach Light Station at about 1890. The  new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house shown here, were built in 1881, and the original lantern and wood dwelling was removed. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron and the tower moved to the West Coast. (M). $19.95.

 

9484i. (souvenir cup / saucer) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bold, bright, gilt decorated commemorative cup and saucer in rose color, features two large and quite detailed, clear b/w images of the twin "Chatham Lights, Chatham, Mass." The superb cup measures 3” high and the saucer 6” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful bright rose color with decorative gilt trim around on the handle and on the rim. The unusually detailed images includes all aspects of the two iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Marked “Made in Germany for S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass.” Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty set for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (F-). $178.

13141. (lot 5 photos) Cahoons Hollow Life-Saving / Coast Guard Station c.1980. Lot of five b/w photos show the old Cahoons Hollow Life-Saving / Coast Guard Station as it looked in 1980. Located on Cahoon Hollow Road in Wellfleet, the station served from about 1872 until it was abandoned by the Government in 1950. Originally built of the 1871 Red House design, the station was expanded in 1888. In 1953 the station was sold by the government and served various businesses unti

4446q. [stereoview] Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod c.1880’s by G. H. Nickerson & Smith, Provincetown, Mass. Rare view of the tall white stone light tower and 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings, steam fog signal building, out buildings and fence as a cow grazes on the moors. Located on a high bluff, Cape Cod or Highland Light was a focal point for Victorian visitors. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and dwelling arrangement, and of the fog signal building, though somewhat distant. View is clear with only very light foxing and light edge wear. With owner’s markings on back. (VG). $44.

 

13154. (souvenir trivet) A rare, bright, flower decorated rose and crème colored commemorative trivet featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the “Bass River Light House, West Dennis, Mass.” The first of this rare lighthouse that I have found, this striking piece measures a full 6 3/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful rose decorative rim.  The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the lighthouse with lantern room protruding from the roof. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and rose coloration make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “Altenburg China Made in Germany for Mrs. M. B. Covil, West Dennis, Mass ”. No chips or cracks but some wear to image and decoration, and some discoloration to white background. Still a beautiful display piece. Unusually large, bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lighthouse. (G+). $54.

l 1978, when it became The Beachcomber Restaurant and Nightclub and remains today a summer hot-spot. Nice clear views. 3 ½” x 5”. Dated November 1980. (VG+). $26.

 

6744 [Topographic Maps]. U.S. Geological Survey. 1940 – 1953 edition. Massachusetts Coastline. Sizes from 16 ½” x 21” to 22” x 27”. The scale of the maps are 1:31,680 to 1:24,000, with contour lines at 10-foot intervals. Beautiful, early, three color topographic maps show the important contours and features of the area including the Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations, Lightships and more, as well as roads and important town buildings, etc. Also includes all roads, railway lines, shoals and bars, and much more. Maps are quite desirable for framing and are overall clean. Include stamp on field of “Library Dept of Geology”. Would be wonderful framed to show the area in great detail. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly on the Cape and the islands. (VG).

qq-6. Sagamore Quadrangle. Includes most of Plymouth, Cape Cod Canal, part of Bourne, Sandwich, Cape Cod Bay. 1951. 22” x 27”. $24.

qq-9. Hyannis Quadrangle. Includes most of Barnstable of Centerville, Yarmouth, part of Sandy Neck, Barnstable Harbor, Hyannis Barbor, Nantucket Sound, Cape Cod Bay. 1950. 22” x 27”. $24.

qq-12. Plymouth Quadrangle. Includes most of Plymouth, part of Kingston, Plymouth Bay, Saquish Head. 1950. 22” x 27”. $24.

 

8496o. (souvenir dish) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A lovely, bright, gilt decorated commemorative  dish in white, features a large, detailed, clear b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures about 5 5/8” in diameter and is in the form of a dish with fluited sides, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers, the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling and out-buildings. Labeled "Made in Germany for S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (F-). $175 

 

7119p. Small, Isaac M., SHIPWRECKS ON CAPE COD – The Story of a Few of the Many Hundred Shipwrecks Which Have Occurred on Cape Cod . North Truro , MA . May 1st., 1928. 86pp. With original soft wraps. With additional chapters added since the 1912 edition. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for this history of these prominent wrecks of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the light, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Shipwrecks include the Josephus, Clara Bell, Peruvian, Francis, Giovanni, Jason, Monte Taber, Oakland, Castagnia, Thomas W. Lawson, barges Wadena and Fitzpatrick, sloop Trumbull, Somerset, Mary Celeste and the steamship Portland . Illustrated with a few photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, wraps are nicely intact, only light wear. (VG+) $58.

1305. [view book] CHATHAM –Aerial Views of A Delightful Cape Cod Resort. Perry Walton Publishers, Boston, Mass. 1922. 16p. Soft wraps. This scarce early Twentieth Century view book of Chatham features 14 beautiful aerial photo lithographed local views with captions and descriptive text describing the charming seaside community. 3 ½” x 4 ¾” aerial views include Chatham Bars and Pleasant Bay, Chatham from the northeast, Stage Harbor (2), Chatham Twin Lights area, Mill and Oyster Pond area, area surrounding the Hawes House, Mattaquason House and area, Chatham from the shore, Chatham Bars Inn area, Chatham from the west (2), North Chatham area, “Eastward Ho” golf course area, and more. Quite nice views, scarce booklet. Staple bound, beautifully intact, clean, crisp, near fine copy. Scarce. (F-). $84.

 

12503. (view booklet) CHEQUESSET INN AND COTTAGES, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts by Fred T. Organ, Manager c.1910. 16p. Soft wraps. Lovely 16 page booklet promoting the Chequesset Inn and Cottages, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was issued by the manager, Fred T. Organ. The Chequesset Inn was built on a pier directly over the waters of Wellfleet Bay. The booklet features photo illustrations of the inn and its interior, and illustrations of the cottages, of the nearby Marconi wireless station, Cahoon’s Hollow Life-Saving station, and a view of Village Street, Wellfleet. The paper bound booklet measures 4” x 6” and is in very good, clean condition, almost as new. There is a note in ink on the inside front cover by a visitor who seems upset that her stay has ended. She writes: “This is where I am staying. We are going home now. Oh! Dear. Laura”. Rare, bright, near fine Wellfleet piece. (F-). $144.

Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Cape Cod:

1167. (framed cabinet photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1880. This rare item features a close photograph of the three short white light towers, flanked by the old and new 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings and out buildings. Photo remains clear and sharp. Measurements 5” x 8” in 9 ½” x 12 ½” frame. One of the few such items of this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. (VG+). $345.

12508a. (mounted photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1880. This rare item features a close photograph of the three short white light towers, flanked by the old and new 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings and out buildings. Photo remains clear and sharp but has faded a bit over the years. Measurements 3 ½” x 4 ½” on 5” x 8” mount. One of the few such items of this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. Some wear, a few spots to emulsion, one light water stain to mount, one corner of mount bent. Extremely rare view. (VG-). $115.

12508b. (mounted photo) Keeper Stephen Snow Lewis, Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1892-1895. This rare item features a close photograph of Keeper Lewis with his black Newfoundland dog Nero, standing in the doorway of the center beacon of the three short white light towers known as the “Three Sisters”. Keeper Lewis served at Nauset Lights from 1883 until 1914. These second lights with wood towers were constructed in 1892, and storm porches, not seen here,  were constructed in 1895, thus the photo can be dated to the period 1892-1895. Photo remains clear and sharp but has sustained some foxing over the years. Measurements 4 ¼” x 5 ¼” overall. One of the few such items showing this keeper at this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. Some wear, foxing, light water stain to mount. Extremely rare keeper view. (VG-). $215.

12510a. (photo) Keeper Stephen Snow Lewis, Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This rare item features a close photograph of Keeper Lewis with his wife as they relax on a bench outside their back door. His Keeper’s uniform vest can be seen with his watch & fob, as he smokes his pipe on a summer afternoon. Keeper Lewis served at Nauset Lights from 1883 until 1914. Measurements 2 ¾” x 4 ½”. One of the few such items showing this keeper at this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. Clean, crisp. Extremely rare keeper view. (VG+). $85.

12510e. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1912. This rare photo features a close image of the Keeper’s house and Assistant Keeper’s house at about 1912 when the central tower was moved and attached to the new Keeper’s house. In 1873 new 4th order Fresnel lenses replaced the 6th order lenses and an Assistant Keeper was added. He lived with the Principal Keeper in the 1838 brick house for a time until in 1875 the new Principal Keeper’s house was built.  Keeper Lewis served at Nauset Lights from 1883 until 1914 and was probably serving there when this photo was taken. Measurements 2 ¾” x 4 ½”. Clean, crisp. Rare early view. (VG+). $45.

12510d. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1912. This rare photo features a close image of the Keeper’s house and light tower at about 1912 when the central tower was moved and attached to the new Keeper’s house. In 1873 new 4th order Fresnel lenses replaced the 6th order lenses and an Assistant Keeper was added. He lived with the Principal Keeper in the 1838 brick house for a time until in 1875 the new Principal Keeper’s house was built.  Keeper Lewis served at Nauset Lights from 1883 until 1914 and was probably serving there when this photo was taken. Measurements 2 ¾” x 4 ½”. Clean, crisp. Rare early view. (VG+). $48.

 

12510c. (photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This rare photo features a close image of one of the three light towers. The storm porches were added in 1895 and the three lights moved in 1911, thus dating this photo within that period. Keeper Lewis served at Nauset Lights from 1883 until 1914 and was serving there when this photo was taken. Measurements 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”. Clean, clear. Rare early view. (VG+). $34.

12510f. (photo) Lighthouse Keeper, Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This rare photo features a close image of one of the Light Keepers in uniform sitting on the bluffs peering through binoculars out to sea. Beside him, on the edge of the cliffs, is the remains of one of the old brick foundations from the original brick light towers. Eventually the old foundations slid down the cliffs and today can be seen on the beach at low tide. Measurements 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”. Cyanotype photo (blue), clean, clear. Rare early view. (VG+). $44.

Lot all 15 Nauset "Three Sisters" & Keeper photos $1,300.

12513. (photo) Cape Cod “Highland” Lighthouse c.1925. This rare early photo features a fairly close image of the tall masonry light tower, keeper’s house with our-buildings and Navy Radio Station antennas and buildings behind.  Measurements 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”. Clean, clear. Rare early view. (VG+). $26.

12512. (photo) Cape Cod Life-Saving Service Practice Breeches Buoy Drill c.1900. This rare early photo features a fairly close image of the Keeper and two surfmen hauling back the whip line as they perform a breeches buoy drill. Possibly the Nauset Station as this photo was with a lot of Nauset Lighthouse photos. Measurements 2 ½” x 3 ¾”. Clean, clear. Rare early view. (VG+). $32.

12511b. (photo) Chatham Twin Lighthouses c.1900. This rare early hand colored photo features a fairly close image including all aspects of the two twin iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling from the front (land side). Beyond can be seen some homes and the Mack Memorial commemorating the attempted rescue of the crew of the barge Wadena and the loss of the Life-Savers lost off Monomoy Island on 17 March 1902. Measurements 2 3/8” x 4 1/8”. Charming hand-coloring,  clear, light wear. Rare early view. (VG+). $28.

12511a. (photo) Chatham Twin Lighthouses c.1900. This rare early b/w photo features a fairly close image including all aspects of the two twin iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling from the front (land side). Beyond can be seen some homes and the Mack Memorial commemorating the attempted rescue of the crew of the barge Wadena and the loss of the Life-Savers lost off Monomoy Island on 17 March 1902. Measurements 2 3/8” x 4 1/8”. Clear, clean, light wear. Rare early view. (VG+). $16.

 

 

 

310e. Lowe, Alice A., NAUSET ON CAPE COD – A HISTORY OF EASTHAM. Falmouth . 1968. 156p. 8vo. Soft wraps. b/w photos and illustrations. Signed by the author. A most interesting account of the history of this lovely New England maritime community. Includes a great deal about the Nauset Beach area, shipwrecks, and the Life-Saving Service, Coast Guard and Nauset lighthouse, Billingsgate and more. Also includes interesting chapters on Eastham sea captains, life during the war years, and much more. Included is 5-page laid-in survey of graves at Cove Burying Ground (1660-1770) and at Bridge Road Cemetery (1754-1886). Clean, crisp, tight, save some staining to wraps. (VG-). $54. 

12430. (cabinet view) Landing of the Lifeboat, North Truro, Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson Photo, Provincetown , Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close photo view of an artist’s rendition of the Life-Saving Service surfboat landing with three survivors from a wrecked ship, seen in the background. Probably the crew from the Highland Life-Saving Station, this image is quite detailed and overall quite well done. Nice view with good detail, overall clean, only light edge wear. (VG). $78.

12486. Theriault, Albert A. Jr. and Elizabeth A. NED’S POINT LIGHTHOUSE, MATTAPOISETT, MASSACHUSETTS: A Chronicle and Related Information. Ned’s Point Publishing. 2002. 39 pp., 2002.  Spiral bound. Illustrated with photos. Autographed by the authors. Nicely done, this detailed account includes all aspects of the history and current status of this fifth-order light station located in Mattapoisett Harbor. Includes detailed history including the keepers, changes to the station over the years, technical details, the station today and much more. Clean, near fine. (F-). $28.

12463. (photo) Coast Guardsman Arthur Lopes, Race Point Station, Cape Cod c.1925. Clear close photo shows  Coast Guardsman Arthur Lopes, Race Point Station, in an early Coast Guard uniform, seated in the sand with a dozen family members enjoying the Cape Cod weather. Identification included on back copied from early album. Rare clear, close view measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Not postmarked. Quite clean, no wear. (VG+). $44.

12498. na. Massachusetts 100 Years Ago – The Southeast – Cape Cod, Nantucket and the Vineyard. Compiled by Skip Whitson. Sun Publishing. 1976. 2nd printing. 48p. Soft wraps. The series consisted of articles and illustrations assembled from 100 year-old Harper's (1875), Century (1883) and Scribner’s (1873) magazines. Included are  wonderful period accounts of the areas with over 50 illustrations from woodcuts. Great reading. (M). $10.

 

12432. (mounted photo) Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse, North Truro, Cape Cod c.1890. Lovely early, clear mounted view includes the light tower and keeper’s houses. On the tower gallery is visible one keeper, and a second stands to the right in the foreground watching the photographer, who is set up to the left. In the lantern can be seen a good view of the first-order Fresnel lens uncovered for the photo. The photo ic clear and crisp, measures 2 ¾” x 3 ½” oval on 4” x 5 ¾” mount. Mount has two holes, from early photo view book. Unusual, quite nice. (VG+). $94.

12495. (photo) Bird Island Lighthouse, Marion, Mass c.1920. Clear close view shows summer visitors playing on the sand in front of Bird Island Light Station. The small Bird Island—less than two acres—is just a few hundred yards off Butler’s Point near the entrance to Marion's Sippican Harbor, on the west side of Buzzards Bay. WIth heavy maritime traffic in the area, Bird Island was an ideal place to establish a lighthouse that would serve to guide mariners into the harbor and points north. The new lighthouse went into operation in  September 1819 and served until 1933, when it was taken out of service following the construction of the Cape Cod Canal. Rare view measures 2 ¼” x 4” and is clear and clean. (VG+). $20. 

 

 

28122. [15 glass slide set] The Life-Savers of Cape Cod. c.1902. In 1902 Dalton wrote probably the finest and most complete history of the Life-Saving Service and its 13 stations on the outer reaches of Cape Cod . In it he looked at each of the 13 stations individually including their men, equipment, construction and modifications of the buildings, rescues, and much more. It was profusely illustrated with over 100 fine b/w photographs. During this period, surfman Asa Cobb Paine Lombard along with his Cahoon’s Hollow companion, Eugene Young, gave lectures at the time in the eastern part of Massachusetts describing the wrecks that occurred on Cape Cod from Monomoy to Provincetown , explaining how rescue attempts were made, and the operations of the United States Life Saving Service. The proceeds from the lectures were used to buy Station personnel the necessary extras needed to perform their duties — equipment not provided by the government. In addition, other surfmen gave similar lectures, all using similar b/w projection slides using these images from Dalton’s book and others. This lot of 15 glass projection slides is from such a set used for these lectures. Crystal clear views include: Surfman E. S. Dyer, Pamet River LSS, oldest surfman in the U.S.L.S.S.; wreck Katie J. Barrett breaking up on beach; ship A. S. Ropes dismasted off Provincetown; Highland LSS crew; wreck Panchita driven ashore in Provincetown; High Head LSS; High Head LSS crew; Wood End LSS crew; Nauset LSS crew; Monomoy LSS; Keeper Seth Ellis, Keeper Monomoy LSS; Keeper Joseph Kelley, Monomoy Point LSS; Schooner ashore; wreckage on beach; dismasted schooner. The views are superb and crystal clear, perfect for printing or projecting in a proper projector. Slides measures 3 ¼” x 4” and presents a superb, clear image. Two slides have crack but are intact, remaining near fine. (VG+). $445. Reduced $345.

  

12319. (newspaper) Monomoy Disaster – Twelve Lives Lost – Seven Brave Life Savers Perish. Appleton Evening Crescent. March 18, 1902.  One column article relates an account of the U. S. Life Saving Service disaster and loss of seven men of the life-saving crew from the Monomoy Station, one of the most distressing Life-Saving Service incidents at the time. Early in the evening of March 10, 1902, following the rescue of the crew of the barge Wadena,  the life-saving crew struggled to maneuver their surfboat from the wreck. As the heavy seas pounded the surfboat, the panicked crewmen from the barge stood up, clinging to the surfmen as they struggled to work their oars. Just then a heavy wave rose up, fell broadside upon them, and the boat went over, throwing all into the churning ocean. The men clung to the overturned craft, but in the freezing waters soon the sailors and rescuing surfmen succumbed to the sea one by one. The awful tragedy was almost complete and poor Surfman Ellis, the lone remaining sole, was nearly hopeless, but the boat eventually drifted into less turbulent water where he would be rescued by Captain Elmer F. Mayo of Chatham. Includes list of crewmen lost. Good account of the period, just one week after the disaster. Excellent reference and reading. Full page has been encased in plastic for protection. (VG). $48.

 

12422. (mounted photo) Masonic Hall in Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1880-1900 by Nickerson. Striking large mounted albumen photo shows the Masonic Hall in Wellfleet, with its steep Mansard roof,  just a few years after it was built in 1877. Photo measures 7” x 9 ½” on labeled 10” x 12” mount. The Masonic fraternity established the Adams Lodge in Wellfleet in 1796. In January, 1866, another Lodge of the same name was instituted, which received a charter in 1867. The fraternity assembled in the school house on the corner of the Truro road, adopted their by-laws, and hired the Union Hall, which they occupied until this fine new Masonic Hall was erected in 1877. The Masonic Hall was built by a stock company of three hundred small shares, which were taken mostly by the fraternity, and it cost about three thousand dollars. It contained a beautiful room above for the sessions, with refreshment and necessary rooms below. Photo is quite clear and close. There is some light foxing and toning, and some emulsion loss to the bottom third. Still, a nice image that could be restored and become a lovely framed piece. (G). $74.

 

937i. (commemorative plate) A bright white commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod , Mass. c. 1900. This piece quite striking, with a clear, detailed though distant image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side, set against the clouds and white sky behind and the high clay cliffs in the foreground. This pretty piece measures 5 7/8” in diameter and is quite bold with the gilt bordered image on the bright white body. Marked “Made in Germany for I Morton Small, Highlands, No. Truro, Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, moderate wear to gilded border but otherwise VG. (VG). $32.

12444. (souvenir creamer) Mayo’s Beach Lighthouse, Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1900. $225. Sold.

12445. (souvenir creamer) Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard c.1900. $145. Sold.

12441. (souvenir sugar) Scituate Lighthouse, Mass. c.1900. $135.

12443. (souvenir dresser tray) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod c.1900. $225.

27240c. (souvenir dish) U.S. Life Saving Station, Orleans, Cape Cod c.1900. $138.

937g. (souvenir plate) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod c.1900. $75.

937h. (souvenir plate) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod c.1900. $175.

12442. (souvenir butter pat) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod c.1900. $52.

27413b. (souvenir dish) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod c.1900. $90.

  

12426a. (copy photo) Long Point Lighthouse, Provincetown , Mass. c.1870. Good clear view shows the early light station composed of a 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling with tower and lantern protruding from the roof. Inside the lantern can be seen the sixth-order Fresnel lens installed in 1856. Note the children seated on the breakwater.  View is clear and close, great for framing or research. From National Archives photo by Leib Archives (Madison Bay). Measures 8” x 10”. (M). $12.

12426b. (copy photo) Long Point Lighthouse, Provincetown , Mass. c.1890. Good clear view shows the second light station at Long Point, composed of a 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling with square brick light tower, fog bell tower and more guarding the Provincetown harbor. In 1873, an inspector reported that "a new dwelling is a necessity... the entire structure is in danger of being carried off by a heavy storm." $13,000 was appropriated for a new tower, keeper's dwelling and fog signal. This new 38-foot brick lighthouse tower and a 1 1/2-story keeper's house were built in 1875. A 1,200 pound fog bell was installed at this time. The lantern held a fifth-order Fresnel lens showing a fixed white light. An oil house was added in 1904. View is clear and close, great for framing or research. From National Archives photo by Leib Archives (Madison Bay). Measures 8” x 10”. (M). $12.

  12309k. Souvenir Folder Quaint Cape Cod c.1927. Wonderful early miniature fold-out color lithograph postcard views includes 16 scenes (2 sided) including Cape Cod views, homes, shops, library, King’s Highway, old windmill and more. Each view measures 3” x 4” and all fold out to 32”. With original covers. Published by E.D. West Company, South Yarmouth. Meant to be folded and mailed, this one postmarked 1927. Intact, overall clean. Charming period views. (VG). $16.

12309o. Souvenir Folder Quaint Cape Cod c.1927. Wonderful early miniature fold-out color lithograph postcard views includes 16 scenes (2 sided) including Cape Cod views, homes, shops, library, King’s Highway, old windmill and more. Each view measures 3” x 4” and all fold out to 32”. With original covers. Published by E.D. West Company, South Yarmouth. Meant to be folded and mailed, this one unused. Intact, overall clean. Charming period views. (VG+). $18.

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12400. (souvenir plate) A bright white commemorative plate with gilded edge featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of “Main Street, Hyannis, Mass.” c. 1900. This piece quite striking, with a clear, detailed image of storefronts lining Main Street. This pretty piece measures 7 ¾” in diameter and is quite bold with a fancy gilt border on the bright white plate body. Marked “Made in Germany for M.G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, only very light edge wear. (F-). $86.

 

12260. (station log books) LOG - QUARTERMASTERS’ BRIDGE BOOKS.  Nauset Lifeboat Station, Cape Cod. 14 vols.: January 1957-August 1958. Folio. Stiff paper covers except for Feb./March 1957, which is soft-cover. Official vintage logbooks were used by the tower watch at the Nauset (Cape Cod) Lifeboat Station. Each has pages sufficient for a one month period and includes space for morning orders, events of the day, course, speed, weather, sea conditions, crew on board, positions, magazine temperature, commanding officer and more. Included are notations as each watch signs in, listings of crews, officers, records of each watch including weather, watch stander, equipment problems, chores, vessels passing or in difficulty, leaves, services rendered and more. Books measure 9 ½” x 11 ½”. A rare collection. (VG). $95 each or $1,225 lot. 

  

7119o. Small, Isaac M., SHIPWRECKS ON CAPE COD – The Story of a Few of the Many Hundred Shipwrecks Which Have Occurred on Cape Cod . North Truro , MA . May 1st., 1925 [probably 2nd. ]. 58pp. With original soft wraps, with added beautiful bbinding in gilt embossed cloth wraps. With additional chapters added since the 1912 edition. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for this history of these prominent wrecks of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the light, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Shipwrecks include the Josephus, Clara Bell, Peruvian, Francis, Giovanni, Jason, Monte Taber, Oakland, Castagnia, Thomas W. Lawson, barges Wadena and Fitzpatrick, sloop Trumbull, Somerset, Mary Celeste and the steamship Portland . Illustrated with a few photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, wraps are nicely intact, beautifully protected in fine binding. (VG+) $78.

12262. Clark, Admont G. They Built Clipper Ships in Their Back Yard. Historical Monograph Number One. Parnassus Book Service, Yarmouth Port, Ma., 1963. 32pp, 12 b/w illustrations from photos, 4to, pictorial stiff wraps. Excellent account details ship construction at the Shiverick Ship Yard on Cape Cod in the 1800s, and the men who saled them. The Shivricks were credited with "being the men who saved the Cape from having nothing but small craft to its credit" (Dr. Kittredge). Asa Shiverick, who learned the fundamentals of shipbuilding from Jeremiah Crowell, moved down the Cape from Falmouth to East Dennis while the War of 1812 was in progress, and set up his own small shipyard that turned out brigs, sloops, and schooners. Vessels detailed include the Revenge, Hippogriffe, Belle of the West, Kit Carson, Wild Hunter, Web foot, Christopher Hall, Ellen Sears. The paper cover includes an image of "The Belle of the West" Built in East Dennis in 1853. Great reading and reference. Clean, tight. (VG+). $18.

6744-5. [Topographic Map]. YARMOUTH to CHATHAM MASS. U.S. Geological Survey. Yarmouth Sheet. 1893 edition (surveyed in 1886-1887). Size 15 ½"w x 20"h. The scale of the map is 1:62,500, with contour lines at 20-foot intervals. Beautiful, early, three color topographic map shows the important contours and features of the area including roads and important town buildings, etc. This map includes portions of the towns of Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich and Chatham and Monomoy Point. Also includes all roads, railway lines, shoals and bars, and much more. Map is quite desirable for framing. Only light soiling which should clean well. Would be wonderful framed. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly on the Cape and the islands. From early Atlas of Massachusetts. (VG). $36.

  

12248a. (document) U.S. Life-Saving Service, Second District, Highland Station, Cape Cod c.1895. E.P. Worthen, Keeper. Original hand-written letter on official stationery from Keeper Edwin P. Worthen to Captain C.A. Abbey, U.S. Revenue Marine, Inspector of U.S. Life-Saving Stations, New York City, regarding supplies that have not yet arrived. The letter reads: “Sir. I have to report articles of supplies which have not arrived, named in your list. Vis., 1. Brush dust; 3 Brush paint – flat 4 ½ inch; 1 Tarpaulin 10x10 feet; 1 Oil Polish, Berlman’s, in 1 gt cans. Very respectfully, E.P. Worthen, Keeper.” The letter was read by Captain Abbey and returned to Keeper Worthen with this notation: “As stated in notice of shipment, the articles … referred to, will be forwarded when received in stock. The list should not be returned, nor the receipt signed until all articles are delivered. C.A. Abbey [stamp] Captain, U.S.R.C.S., Inspector.”  8” x 10” on official Life-Saving Service, Second District stationery. Dated February 5, 1894.  Rare Second District life-saving document in overall clean, crisp condition. (VG+). $115.

5174g. Lincoln , Joseph C., RUGGED WATER. New York . 1924. 385p. DJ. Hard bound. A gripping, fictional account by one of Cape Cods ' most noted writers of the Life-Saving Service on the outer Cape . The “Setucket”Life-Saving Station is left in the charge of Calvin Homer. A raging storm proves that the right man was at the head of the crew when, under Homer’s command, all those stranded on a vessel were saved. Later Homer would be made Number One man. This account appears to be the Monomoy Point Station as the basis for the story, with a good account of the day to day as well as rescue activity. Clean, light age toning, tight, in gilt embossed sunned binding and in original [though many chips and portion of spine missing] dust jacket. Quite rare to find this title with its dust wrap. (VG).  $32.

5109m. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod} Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890 by J.L. Rosenthal, Provincetown , Mass. Large 5” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, fog signal building, out buildings and surrounding fence. Beautiful clear close  view with great detail, clean, one chipped corner, does not affect image. (VG+). $118.

 

25378b. (souvenir trivet) Superb blue on white trivet, featuring a close and detailed image of "Highland Light Cape Cod Mass." Plate features a large, detailed image of the tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side, surrounded by a flowered border in deep blue on white. Made in England by Adams & Co. for YeTown Crier Gift Shop, Provincetown, Mass." Also with the lion logo of "Jones, McDuffee & Stratton, Boston". This large collectible measures 6 ½” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the nicest Highland Light pieces that I have yet found. A bright, crisp piece, near fine. (F-). $148.

  

5461. Lombard, Asa Cobb Paine. EAST OF CAPE COD . Cuttyhunk. 1976. 157 pp. The author tells the stories of ships and shipwrecks and particularly of the Life-Savers of this dangerous area. The author incorporated into this account numerous photographs and records of his grandfather, United States Life-Saving Service Warrant Officer  [1885-1921] Edward Everett Lombard who was stationed at the Cahoon’s Hollow station.  Extremely well illustrated with over 80 wonderful early photographs, one of the better accounts of the Life-Saving Service. The glass slides from which the pictures are reproduced were made from 1885 to 1900. Lombard, along with his Cahoon’s Hollow companion, Eugene Young, gave lectures at the time in the eastern part of  Massachusetts describing the wrecks that occurred on Cape Cod from Monomoy to  Provincetown , explaining how rescue attempts were made, and the operations of the United States Life Saving Service. The proceeds from the lectures were used to buy Station personnel the necessary extras needed to perform their duties — equipment not provided by the government. Chapters include the Wreck of the Jason, History of the Life-Saving Service, the Lifesaver’s Tools, Lifeboat Drill, Communications, Smuggler, Restoring the Apparently Drowned, Shipwrecks, the Way of the Wreckers, and more. Becoming scarce, this has always been one of the two best on  Cape Cod ’s life-savers but so far has not received proper recognition. Clean, tight, light sunning to wraps. (VG+).  $48.

  

12208. Sherman, Bradford. Souvenir: A Letter from Cape Cod. Orleans. 1913. 39p. Cloth wraps. This is a charming little book containing photos and the author's perceptions of Cape Cod from 1620 to the turn of the 20th century, with a bit on the history and the people and how they lived and worked on this little strip of land stretching out into the Atlantic. Quite lovely condition, with tissue wraps over full navy cloth, gilt titling, b/w plate pastedown illustration of old men playing checkers labeled "Cape Cod Folks" on front cover. Only light edgewear, bookstore name (Nedwick's) crudely stamped inside rear cover. Near fine in torn & chipped plain glassine jacket. Text clean, b/w plates, map. Measures 5 ½” x 8”. Quite rare, a lovely little piece. (VG+). $94.

12261. Morris, Paul C. A Captain from Cape Cod – The Merchant Fleets of Crowell & Thurlow. 2002. Orleans. 192 p., DJ. 150 illus. quarto. Autographed by the author. A pictorial history of the merchant fleets of Crowell and Thurlow - schooners and steamers owned by Capt. Peter H. Crowell of Dennis Cape Cod. Crowell rose from relative obscurity to a position of respect and wealth through his devotion to hard work and love of the sea and the vessels that sailed upon it. His enterprise led to a vast fleet of vessels and a company of great size from the turn of the century to the time of the first World War. He was truly an American Icon. Thoroughly illustrated with vintage photographs, great reading and reference. Out of print - difficult to find. Clean, crisp, as new. (F-). $46

  

11400b. (souvenir cup) “Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Mass. c.1900”. A bright, gilt decorated commemorative cup in white, features a large, detailed, b/w image of the tall iron lighthouse and Keeper’s dwelling on Nobska Point in Falmouth. This superb piece measures a full 3” in diameter and 2 7/8” high, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges and on the handle. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the iron light tower beside the Victorian keeper's dwelling. Labeled “Made in Germany for Harry S. Bourne, Falmouth, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, with little if any wear. A very detailed, striking item for your display. Falmouth lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive, bold piece. (F-). $96.

  

12281. (mounted photo) Steamer H.F. Dimock on the Beach in Orleans (Cape Cod) After Collision with Steamer Horatio Hall c.1909. The dense Cape Cod fog caused this disaster on March 10, 1909 when the Boston-New York steamer H. F. Dimock collided with the steamer Horatio Hall in Pollock Rip Slue off Chatham, Mass. The Dimock could not be seen from shore because of the fog, but her distress signals were heard at the Orleans Life Saving station. Theis collision, which sent the Hall to the bottom within half an hour, forced the Dimock to run ashore six hours later on the Orleans beach, ½ mile south of the Orleans Life-Saving Station, where the remaining passengers and crew were landed without loss of life. Lifesavers from the Orleans station launched a lifeboat and rowed to the side of Dimock. Following the collision, the passengers and crew of Horatio Hall had gone aboard the Dimock as the Hall sank on Pollock Rip Shoals leaving her superstructure remaining above water. The Dimock had sustained hull damage in her bow section and was in danger of sinking so the Lifesavers landed a boatload of survivors and requested help from the Nauset and Chatham stations in saving the remainder of the people aboard the foundering steamer. The rescue work was continued and 67 persons were soon landed. The H. F. Dimock was refloated on March 14th after repairs had been made to the bow section to insure against sinking, and she was towed to Boston. Image measures 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” on 8” x 10” mount and is clear and close, just a few areas of light foxing. Light edge wear to mount. Rare Cape Cod Life-Saving shipwreck image. (VG+). $76.

12299. (photo) Old Harbor Coast Guard Station No. 44, Chatham c.1962 by William P. Quinn. The Old Harbor Life-Saving Station was built in 1897 and placed in commission in 1898 on a site "north one-half mile of Chatham Inlet." It was originally referred to as the Chatham Old Harbor station. The station was of the Duluth-type with a prominent lookout tower to survey Cape Cod shipping. The station received some improvements in 1910, probably to make it more capable to operate the motorized life-boat. Old Harbor station is listed in 1940, but not in 1945. The records show the property was abandoned in 1947. Old Harbor Station was removed from the site in 1977 and moved north to Race Point on Cape Cod. Today the station has been restored as an exhibit on the Cape Cod National Seashore and is maintained by the U.S. Park Service. Photo measures 8” x 10” and is clear and fairly close, providing an exceptional view of the station, drill pole and flag mast on the Chatham barrier beach. Rare view. (VG+). $54.

12300a,b. (copy photo) Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, Chatham from c.1900 view by The Mayflower Shop. The Old Harbor Life-Saving Station was built in 1897 and placed in commission in 1898 on a site "north one-half mile of Chatham Inlet." It was originally referred to as the Chatham Old Harbor station. The station was of the Duluth-type with a prominent lookout tower to survey Cape Cod shipping. The station received some improvements in 1910, probably to make it more capable to operate the motorized life-boat. Old Harbor station is listed in 1940, but not in 1945. The records show the property was abandoned in 1947. Old Harbor Station was removed from the site in 1977 and moved north to Race Point on Cape Cod. Today the station has been restored as an exhibit on the Cape Cod National Seashore and is maintained by the U.S. Park Service. Photo measures 8” x 10” and is clear and fairly close, providing an exceptional view of the station and out-building as laundry dries on the clothesline. Rare view. (VG). $44.

12300c. (copy photo) Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, Chatham from c.1900 view by The Mayflower Shop. The Old Harbor Life-Saving Station was built in 1897 and placed in commission in 1898 on a site "north one-half mile of Chatham Inlet." It was originally referred to as the Chatham Old Harbor station. The station was of the Duluth-type with a prominent lookout tower to survey Cape Cod shipping. Photo measures 5” x 7” and is close and fairly clear,  providing a good view of the station and out-building as laundry dries on the clothesline. Rare view. (VG-). $9.

12337. (copy photo) Old Harbor Life Saving Station, Chatham, Cape Cod c.1900 view. This close detailed view includes the crew posing in front on a hot summer day. The Old Harbor Life-Saving Station was built in 1897 and placed in commission in 1898 on a site "north one-half mile of Chatham Inlet." It was originally referred to as the Chatham Old Harbor station. The station was of the Duluth-type with a prominent lookout tower to survey Cape Cod shipping. Photo measures 4 ½” x 7” and is fairly clear and close, providing a good view of the station and men. (VG). $18.

12283. (copy photo) The Motor Ship Edith Nute Wrecked on North Beach, Chatham c.1922. 6” x 10”. Clear close copy photo shows the wreckage of the motor vessel Edith Nute, built in 1917 out of Boston, wrecked on Chatham’s North beach, ½ mile north of Chatham Life-Saving Station on March 27, 1922. (F-). $22.

12340. (copy photo) Nauset Coast Guard Station, Eastham, Cape Cod c.1940 view. Close clear view of Nauset Coast Guard station. Close view, great detail. 4” x 5”. Not digital. (VG+). $10.

12155. (photo) Old U.S. Coast Guard Station, Nauset Beach, Eastham c.1978. Original large 9” x 13 ½ b/w National Park Service aerial photograph provides wonderful view of the old Coast Guard station at Nauset Beach on Cape Cod after the great storm of 1978 washed out the entire parking lot into the sea. Great detail of the changes resulting from the storm. After this storm, the roadway leading to the station had to be moved west to re-connect with the station. Another loss from this storm was Henry Beston’s cottage “The Fo’Castle”. Beston spent a year in this cottage in the 1920’s, writing of life and nature on an outer beach. His book, The Outermost House, was published in 1929 and has become a classic in modern literature. Superb image, great for framing. Dated May 27, 1978. (F-). $78.

5426e. Beston, Henry. THE OUTERMOST HOUSE – A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod . New York . 1929 [1st U.S. ed.] Even though not marked, believe this is the second printing( First being 1928). 222p. 31 photographs, many by Bradford . A classic of American nature writing, The Outermost House is the journal of a year spent in a small cottage, “The Fo’Castle”, on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. Through these wonderful writings we can sense the true feeling of life on the solitary beach as we watch the seasons unfold. As we watch the Coast Guardsmen patrol the beach for wrecks and invite a few in to warm themselves, we see too the numerous shore birds and other creatures of the dune world. Cited in 1960 by federal officials as one of the motivating forces in the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore, this is a true classic and a wonderful vehicle by which to experience the outer beaches. Spine sunned, light wear, frontis page removed, contents clean and tight, otherwise VG+. Scarce early edition.  $78. 

 

 

 

6581w. Dalton , J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD . 1902. 1st. Chatham , Mass. 159p. Soft wraps. Profusely illustrated with over 100 fine b/w photographs. Certainly the finest and most complete history of the Life-Saving Service and its 13 posts on the outer reaches of Cape Cod . Looks at each of the 13 stations individually including their men, equipment, construction and modifications of the buildings, rescues, and much more. Published at the time, this is excellent reading on the subject, wonderful photographs. Overall clean, tight, save wear and chipping to wraps, frontis page soiled. Beautifully bound in gilt embossed cloth wraps.First edition quite scarce and most desirable. (VG). $78.

12225. (souvenir creamer) Eldridge Public Library, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated bright white creamer featuring a large, detailed b/w image of the Eldridge Public Library on Main Street in Chatham, Mass. Backmarked " B.F.H.S. China Made in Austria for Boston Store, Chatham, Mass." Beautifully decorated with rose color and highlights and trim. Measures 3 ¾” high. Clean, no cracks or checks, a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. A large, striking piece. (VG+). $76.

12224. (souvenir plate) Eldridge Public Library, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated bright white plate featuring a large, detailed b/w image of the Eldridge Public Library on Main Street in Chatham, Mass. Backmarked " B.F.H.S. China Made in Austria for Boston Store, Chatham, Mass." Beautifully decorated with gilt trim. Measures 7 1/8” diameter. Clean, some age spider lines, still a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. A large, striking piece. (VG-). $32.

12231. (photo) Highland House (Colerain) Bar, Highlands, North Truro c.1920. Early photo taken in the 1920’s shows the deck house of the barge, Coleraine, which wrecked below the cliffs here in 1915. The pilot house was salvaged and used as a bar until the 1950s. Early view, close, clear measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper by Eastern Illustrating. (VG+). $44.

8496m. (souvenir dish) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A lovely, bright, gilt decorated commemorative dish in white, features a large, detailed, clear b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures about 5 3/8” in diameter with fluited sides, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers, the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling and out-buildings. Labeled "Made in Germany for S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, some expected very light wear. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG). $84. 

6661s. (souvenir plate) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bright, gilt decorated commemorative plate in white, features a large, detailed, b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures a full 6 7/8” in diameter with decorated border and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers flanking the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Labeled " Made in Germany for S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, only very light expected wear. A very detailed, striking item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG+). $124.

20315c. (souvenir trivet) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bright, gilt decorated commemorative trivet in white, features a large, detailed, b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures a full 6 ¼”  in diameter with decorated border and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers flanking the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Labeled " B.F.H.S. China Made in Austria for Boston Store, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, light expected wear. A very detailed, striking item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG). $64.

9484g. (souvenir cup / saucer) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A large, bright, gilt decorated commemorative cup and saucer in light tan, features a large and quite detailed, clear b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights”, Chatham, Mass. The superb cup measures 3” high and the saucer 5 7/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around on the handle and on the rim. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Marked “Made in Germany for S. Rogers & son, Chatham, Mass.”. Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, a striking set for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG+). $118.

 

12129. na. The 200th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Chatham, Massachusetts 1712-1912.  Memorial or Report of the 1912 Celebration. 1913 Edition. Published by the Authority of the Town Celebration Committee. 120p. Cloth wraps. 8 photo plates. Book by the Town Celebration Committee commemorates the 200th celebration in Chatham during the anniversary year. Includes extensive descriptions of the celebration, parades, floats, addresses by local dignitaries, concerts and balls, dinners, residences decorated, water carnival including demonstration and drills by the local Life-Saving Service crews from the Chatham and Monomoy stations, history of the town and residents, Chatham lighthouses, power and surf boat races, and more. Wonderful Chatham collectible, great information. Ex lib with occasional library stamps and pocket, one page bottom half missing. Pages some occasional light soil, a few tears, wraps edge worn, spine worn, some spots. (G+). $38.

  

2790. Dalton , J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD . 1902. Reprint 1991. Parnassus. 155p. Soft wraps. Profusely illustrated with over 100 fine b/w photographs, illustrations and maps, this is certainly the finest and most complete history of the Life-Saving Service and its 13 posts on the outer reaches of Cape Cod ever written. The Life Savers of Cape Cod brings to life a unique age of heroism along the treacherous shores of Olde Cape Cod. In 1902, writer J. W. Dalton set out to visit each of the thirteen U. S. Life-Saving Service stations on Cape Cod, from Wood End in the north to Monomoy Point in the south. His book, The Life Savers of Cape Cod, published late that year, remains the most minutely detailed account of station life at the high point of the service's existence. Dalton's research covers not only the history of the service and descriptions of each station, but also provides a paragraph on each and every keeper and surfman then serving along the Cape's seashore. Also included is information on the men, equipment, construction and modifications of the buildings, rescues,  even entries on the names and habits of the stations' pets. Included too is the account of Keeper Seth Ellis of the Monomoy station, lone survivor of the life-saving disaster of the previous March 17.  Excellent reading on the subject, wonderful photographs. (M).  $9.95.

1294. (photo) Moving 1898 Old Harbor Life Saving Station by Barge c.1977. In 1977-1978 the National Park Service rescued the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station from the encroaching ocean on Chatham’s outer beach. The station was built in 1898 and was one of thirteen life-saving stations on outer Cape Cod. The building was lifted by crane, in two sections, onto a barge and moved to Provincetown Harbor for the winter, 36 miles away. The following year the station was placed on a new foundation at Race Point Beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore and restored. Today the station serves as a museum on the U.S. Life Saving Service. Photo was taken on November 30, 1977 by M. Leo Tierney of the Boston Herald American. Measures 8 ½” x 11”. (VG). $48.

1247. (photo) The Beacon, Nauset Light Station, Cape Cod c.1960’s. Great view when one of the “Three Sisters” lighthouses was still on the bluffs near the beach. In 1911 two of the three light towers at Nauset “Three Sisters” were discontinued and moved, and this center beacon was moved from the face of the cliff and connected to the keeper’s house by a covered walkway. It was fitted with a fourth-order Fresnel lens to flash groups of three flashes. The Beacon, as it was called now, served for twelve years until the iron tower from Chatham was moved to Eastham. This tower was then moved a short distance away (to this spot shown) and sold to Albert Hall. He made the additions shown and it was used as a dwelling. Some remember its use as a hamburger stand for hungry beach goers as well. This view shows the tower in the 1960’s. In 1975 the Hall family sold the structure to the National Park Service, who has restored and maintained this tower and the two mates to this day. Color print is made from lot of original 4” negatives taken at the time for post cards. 8” x 10”. Clear, crisp, great view. (M). $29.95.

 

  

12193. Shaw, Allison. To The Harbor Light - Lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket & Cape Cod. 2012. Vineyard Stories. 96p. Soft wraps. Photographs by Alison Shaw. Text by Brenda Horrigan. Foreword by lighthouse historian Jeremy D'Entremont. Lighthouses constantly fascinate us. We look at them as links to a romantic past, as sentinels of our shores. Organizations have grown up to protect them, admirers have built their own private lighthouses, and millions of people visit the public ones each year. And nowhere is there more variety, more history, and more beauty than along the Massachusetts shores of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket. Seen through the lens of Alison Shaw, the lighthouses take on a life of their own caught in the reflection of the water they face, their lights shining against a night sky, their windows ablaze with life. The images by Allison Shaw of the twenty lighthouses featured in the book are more than just photography. In this case, the back cover of the book is telling the truth: each photograph truly is a work of art. Plus, the book is a practical guide to the lighthouses of Cape Cod and the islands that also includes historical text within its 96 pages. As an extra bonus, the publishers went out of their way to print the book on some of the best quality paper we’ve seen in a long time for a soft cover book. Lay this book on your coffee table or toss it into your backpack to use as a guide when you go off to discover the joys of lighthouse viewing. To The Harbor Light is nothing short of exquisite and we highly recommend it. (M). $20.95.

 

1287. Wilkins, Mark C. Cape Cod's Oldest Shipwreck - The Desperate Crossing of the Sparrow-Hawk. 2011. History Press. 128p. Soft wraps. Over 40 images. In 1626, the Sparrow-Hawk began its final journey across the brutal winter waves of the Atlantic Ocean, departing from the southern coast of England-with America as its goal. As cases of scurvy and whispers of mutiny rose, the hopes of those aboard the small vessel began to fade. The ever-changing coastline of Cape Cod caused the Sparrow-Hawk to run aground. Desperate to repair their ship and attain their goal of becoming wealthy Virginia tobacco planters, they wrecked her again, forcing them to abandon their beloved ship, and take up residence in Plymouth colony. Revealed by the tides over two hundred years later, the wreckage was pillaged by local scavengers and put on display in Boston. Join Mark Wilkins as he delves into the secrets of the Sparrow-Hawk. (M). $19.99. 

Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis, Mass. Coast Guard photo. 

5266n. Cusack, Zugbee. COLLECTOR'S LUCK - A THOUSAND YEARS AT LEWIS BAY , CAPE COD . Stoneham , MA . May 1967. Second Printing. 235pp. Illustrated with photos. An unusually nice compilation of information on the area. Contains within a great deal of history of the lights and lifesaving of New England, with photos, including some more obscure lights such as Bishop and Clerks (photo shows the Lighthouse Service blowing up the abandoned light), South Hyannis Light, Point Gammon Light and many others. Excellent reading, some obscure information. Clean, tight copy. (VG+).  $28.

 

  

12148. Wright, John Hardy. Provincetown Volume I. Arcadia. 1997. 128p. Soft wraps. 180 vintage photographs. On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower landed at the tip of Cape Cod, allowing the Pilgrims their first glimpse of America and their first contact with what was to become their new home. In the nearly four hundred years since their arrival, Provincetown, a charming and historic seaport town, has been an important port for fishing and whaling vessels, a favorite destination for vacationers, and a haven for those looking to make this unique community their home. Established in 1727, Provincetown first found prosperity in the trade and commerce of the fishing and whaling industries. At the turn of the twentieth century, however, the seaport’s beguiling charms and innate beauty were discovered by artists and writers who flocked to the seashore in successive droves. The more than two hundred black and white images in this delightful volume, chronicle the evolution of Provincetown—from the conception, building, and dedication of the Pilgrim Memorial Monument, America’s tallest granite monument, to the activities of residents and tourists at work and play in the three neighborhoods of this enchanting Cape Cod town. Superb photographs, well worth it for the photos alone. (M). $21.99.

12149. Wright, John Hardy. Provincetown Volume II. Arcadia. 1998. 128p. Soft wraps. 180 vintage photographs. By the beginning of the twentieth century, picturesque Provincetown–– incorporated in 1727––was no longer one of the major seaports of Massachusetts involved in the whaling industry. The fishing industry was still going strong due to the hard-working Portuguese fishermen, but commercial interests looked towards tourism as they had in many other towns and cities. Where once fishing shacks and warehouses dotted the shoreline off Commercial Street, comfortable and well-appointed guesthouses and restaurants emerged to support the growing numbers of day-trippers (many of whom arrived by ferry from Boston) and vacationers who were discovering this charming town at the very tip of Cape Cod. Tourists had visited Provincetown early on. Henry David Thoreau made three walking trips on Cape Cod around 1850, but it was not until the turn of the century that artists, followed by playwrights, authors, and musicians, realized they could live inexpensively in a community that fostered creativity. The artistic and literary culture of Provincetown was enhanced by hangers-on who enjoyed the Bohemian lifestyle. Counter-culture hippies of the 1960s blended in with the colorful personalities of those individuals who came to “P-town” to pursue an alternative lifestyle. Gays and Lesbians have transformed many aspects of the town—both architectural and cultural––in its evolution from a fishing village to a popular and prosperous year-round resort community. Provincetown Volume I focuses on the architecture and social history of this atypical town. This eagerly anticipated sequel features views of the shore, harbor, and ocean, the whaling and fishing industries, art and artists, playwrights and authors, entertainers, and alternative lifestyles.  Superb photographs, well worth it for the photos alone. (M). $21.99.

 

1249. na. Highland Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling, Historic Structure Report, North Truro, Massachusetts. Lowell, Mass. Building Conservation Branch, North Atlantic Region, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of Interior. May 1994. 478p. Soft wraps. Historic Structure Reports provide a valuable body of research, laying the foundation for the rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization or reconstruction of historic structures. Such a report is particularly important for finding or fabricating significant missing architectural details and other items that would have been found on such structures, and for documenting the history and changes to such structures over time. This allows one to recapture the appearance of a property at one particular period of its history, removing later additions, or substantially modifying existing historic fabric. In this case, Cape Cod (Highland) Light Station was studied using evidence present at the site, historical documents found at the National Archives, Lighthouse  Service records, logs, reports, letters from the keepers and more. Using these and other sources, the author is able to provide a detailed assessment of how the structure would have looked during the various periods in its history, and more. There are five sections: 1. History of Development and Use of the first, second, and third Cape Cod Lights; 2. Physical Description; 3. Recommendations for Treatment; 4. Appendices; 5. Bibliography. The report includes numerous period photos and diagrams, architectural plans, and excerpts from Lighthouse Service books and documents for guidance. A most important reference for anyone interested in what the station building(s) would have contained and looked like. Exceptional reference. Clean, tight, light edge wear to wraps. (VG+). $128.

29153. (aerial photo) Chatham and Monomoy South to Nantucket by Kelsey Airviews, Chatham, Mass c.1960-1970’s. Lovely full color aerial photo Looks south from Chatham, across North and South Monomoy with Nantucket and Great Point visible in the distance. Great view includes much of Chatham Harbor, Stage Harbor and all of Monomoy. Kelsey Airviews operated out of Chatham by Richard Kelsey, a well known portrait, wedding and aerial photographer serving the Cape for 40 years! A fellow photographer once noted in an interview that Kelsey held the flying stick between his legs to get the plane tilting the way he wanted it to go. Photo measures 8” x 10” with original mat and signed “Kelsey Airviews 78-724-40c.”, mounted in metal frame. Light soiling to mat. A striking view. (VG). $78. SALE. $56.

 

2696. (painting) John W. Hutchinson Jr. (1940-). HANDKERCHIEF SHOAL LIGHTSHIP NO. 4. c.1987. #547. This is an authentic, signed original water color on artist’s board by Chatham and Cape Ann’s own artist, John Hutchinson. This bright rendition measures 6 inches by 9 inches, framed to 14" x 17" and is signed in the bottom right hand corner by the artist. Light Vessel No. 4 was built in 1855 and served on Handkerchief Shoal at the entrance to Nantucket Sound from 1858 until 1916. “Hutch” has lived for years in Salem on Massachusetts' North Shore and summers at a lovely spot near Chatham Lighthouse on the elbow of Cape Cod. He has become well known for his maritime and pilot boat views, as well as salt marsh and general coastal. Now nearing his sixties Hutch still paints with vengeance. Today John Hutchinson is one of Massachusetts’ best known artists his works have been sold all over the east. Wonderful, bright, in a mat and old frame but could use re-framing. (F).  $248. Reduced $175.

899a,b,c. Bedford, Ethelda. Lighthouse Keeping. Yankee Magazine. June 1959. Pp. 106-107. Interesting two-page article, illustrated with three photos, described Irene and Frank Flanagans’ life at Wing’s Neck Light Station in Pocasset on Cape Cod. The hundred year old lighthouse was still an active aid to navigation while the station was now privately owned. Great account, though too short,  of the life at this charming light station on Buzzards Bay. Full issue, great early New England reading. (VG+). $9.

26249. Clark, Admont. LIGHTHOUSES OF CAPE COD, MARTHA’S VINEYARD, NANTUCKET – Their History and Lore. Beverly . 2006. DJ. 244p. With a chapter devoted to each light station, this is surely the most interesting and comprehensive book on the subject. Profusely illustrated with fine early photographs and engravings. The author traces the history of each lighthouse from the beginning, the story of the construction and changes over the years, and of the men and women who lived and worked at the stations. The author’s emphasis on stories of the people who lived and worked in the lighthouses makes this book most enjoyable - readers are infused with a sense of daily life at each lighthouse, while also reading the extraordinary events that make their histories. Wonderful reading and most well done. (F). Published at $36.95. SALE. $24.95.

 

1246. (photo) Cape Cod Shipwreck, Provincetown c.1910. Wonderful, clear albumen photo of children playing on the bones of a  wreck on Provincetown’s outer beach. Measures 3 ½” x 4 ½”. Removed from old album. (VG+). $58. 

 

6660aa. (souvenir candy dish) One of the larger commemorative dishes, a superb, bright, tan, gilt edged commemorative dish featuring two detailed  b/w images, one of the “Highland Light House, Cape Cod” and  the second of “Provincetown, Mass looking from Harbor”. Quite distinctive, items this large are most difficult to find. Measures 10”, and with a  raised edge enhanced by a petite, decorative gilt border. “Made for O Snow & Son in England”. Little wear but with two chips to rim, the most noticeable (upper left) being about 1”.Light overall age crazing but still a  very large, pretty display piece. (G+). $58. Reduced $42.

10153. (Pay and Receipt Roll Form) Nobsque [Nobska] Point Light Station, Woods Hole, Cape Cod c.1860. Original pay voucher is signed in hand by each member of the work crew maintaining the lighthouse at Nobsque Point. Dated September 1860, form contains payroll for eight workers including carpenters, mason and painter for the month of September. Includes signature of Charles N. Trumball, Engineer, 1st & 2nd Light House District. This rare document measures 10” x 16” and is overall clean with original folds, very little toning or edge wear. Superb early piece on this interesting light station vessel would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG+). $148. Reduced $94.

 

2897a,b. Small, Isaac M., TRUE STORIES OF CAPE COD.  Buzzards Bay. 1934. 95pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the buildings and lore of the outer cape including the lighthouses, life-saving and the wrecks of the day as well as life on the outer Cape, this is a most interesting and valuable piece. Includes a short biography and a bit about his life living at Highland Lighthouse. Well illustrated with 21 photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only very little wear to wraps, en excellent copy and most difficult to find. (VG+).  $88. Reduced $48.

2097. Egan, Leona Rust. PROVINCETOWN AS A STAGE. Parnassus, Orleans. 1994. 296p. DJ. In 1916 this remote fishing village extending 25 miles into the Atlantic was teeming with unprecedented numbers of tourists; there were battleships from Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet in the harbor, and a significant segment of Greenwich Village’s Avant-Garde was there. By all contemporary accounts, never before in America had so many people who wrote, painted, or acted been thrown together in one small place. Of great significance to American theatre was a young struggling playwright named Eugene O’Neill, who settled in the old Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving Station, where he remained for nine years that was to culminate in a Nobel Prize. O’Neil’s life in Provincetown, in the station and his career are the focus of this interesting book. (M).  $14.95. Reduced $8.

29247. (scrapbook) Barnstable and  Cape Cod c.1950’s. Large scrapbook contains numerous clippings and mementos from the 1950’s of Cape Cod , its people and history. This is for a wonderful old scrap book. It is from 1953-1958. and has 58 pages full of items clipped from the local newspaper "The Barnstable Patriot Paper". Clippings from columns include "My Beans", " Cape Cod 's Fragrant Past", Political Issues" & "Obituaries". The articles are full of memories from the present and past, including ship wrecks, Five Captain Nickersons, Old Chatham Light Houses, Brewster Ship Captains, Pioneer Cape Whalemen, ghost stories, tea troubles, dogs on the Mayflower, and loads of great Cape Cod . Includes many articles by Gustavus Swipt Paine, Clara Hallett and others. 12” x 14 ½”. (VG-). $54. Reduced $44.

6105. Small, Isaac M., JUST A LITTLE ABOUT THE LOWER CAPE – PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. [North Truro, MA .] 1922. 48pp. Soft wraps. Scarce early edition. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr. Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the lighthouses, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day, the Highlands of Cape Cod, Small’s own history, cottages in the area, and more. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only light wear to wraps. Extremely scarce. (VG+) $165.

7119g. Small, Isaac M., SHIPWRECKS ON CAPE COD . North Truro , MA . May 1st, 1928 . 1st.  86pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod provides a solid background for this history of these prominent wrecks of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr. Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Includes full information on the light, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, overall light browning from age, wraps nicely intact but with moderate sunning to portion. (VG-) $78.

1213. (photo) Race Point Coast Guard Light Station, Cape Cod c.1960’s. Great view when the Coast Guard was still at Race Point Light Station in the 1960’s. Made from lot of original 4” negatives taken at the time for post cards. 8” x 10”. Clear, crisp, great view. (M). $29.95.

1215. Sicchio, Mary. The Forgotten Cape: 1940-1960. Arcadia. 2007. 128p. Soft wraps. 180 vintage photographs. In the 1940s through the 1960s, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce promoted Cape Cod as an alluring vacationland where the blue begins, and the frets of life cease. At the same time, a young, exuberant man with a camera, Richard Cooper Kelsey, arrived in Chatham. Kelsey began compiling a photographic record of small town life, of Cape Cod tourist landmarks, and the real people of Cape Cod with precision and clarity. He portrayed a Cape Cod of much beauty and charm, an earlier, more youthful time, and a time just within reach of memory. The photographs in The Forgotten Cape: 1940-1960 were culled from the over 7,000 item Kelsey Collection of the Nickerson Room at Wilkens Library, Cape Cod Community College. Superb photographs, well worth it for the photos alone. (M). $21.99.

1214. (Kodachrome slide) Race Point Coast Guard Light Station, Cape Cod c.1955. Great view when the Coast Guard was still at Race Point Light Station in the 1950’s. Original color Kodachrome slide, clear and close. Shows the assistant keeper’s house which was later torn down. Clear, crisp, great view. Dated August 13, 1955. Will project well or great to make prints.  (VG+). $29.

     

1227. (lot 13 photos) Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1905. Mayo's Beach Lighthouse & Marconi Radio Station, beach, homes, etc. Lot of 13 photos still mounted on original album page. Includes lovely large 4” x 5 ½” image of Mayo’s Beach Light and Keeper’s dwelling. The  new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper's house shown here, were built in 1881, and the original lantern and wood dwelling was removed. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Additional large views include a view looking down Kendrick Avenue toward the light station, one of the few structures on the street at that time. Also included is a view of the Highland Navy Radio-compass Station, and another of the four Marconi radio towers in Wellfleet near the beach. From this site, Marconi successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between the U.S. and England in 1903. Additional 9 images measure about 2 ½” x 3 ½” and include a wreck on the beach, farm and home views. Great lot, crisp and clear, all still neatly attached to original album page. Rare lot. (VG+). $248.

1248. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard Lifeboat Station, Race Point, Mass. c.1949. Rare clear, close image shows the Chatham-Type station, flag mast and detached lookout tower. Dated 1949. Measures 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”. Nice image, rare view. (VG+). $8.

 

2097. Egan, Leona Rust. PROVINCETOWN AS A STAGE. Parnassus, Orleans. 1994. 296p. DJ. In 1916 this remote fishing village extending 25 miles into the Atlantic was teeming with unprecedented numbers of tourists; there were battleships from Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet in the harbor, and a significant segment of Greenwich Village’s Avant-Garde was there. By all contemporary accounts, never before in America had so many people who wrote, painted, or acted been thrown together in one small place. Of great significance to American theatre was a young struggling playwright named Eugene O’Neill, who settled in the old Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving Station, where he remained for nine years that was to culminate in a Nobel Prize. O’Neil’s life in Provincetown, in the station and his career are the focus of this interesting book. (M).  $14.95.

 

20318. (souvenir plate) c.1900. An unusual, bright, decorated commemorative dish featuring a beautiful full color image of the “Life Saving Station, Orleans, Mass.”.  This extremely large and rare piece is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the 1888 Expanded Red House-Type station located abreast of Ponchet Island, East Orleans on Cape Cod. The plate is quite bright and distinctive, and measures 7 5/8” in diameter, and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim on a sea green scalloped rim. Labeled “Made in Austria for George W. Higgins, Orleans, Mass. Wheelock Vienna Austria. “ Clean, a very detailed, pretty piece for your display with beautiful detail and coloration. One light professionally repaired crack. (VG-). $185. 

Walt Disney Pictures has acquired the rights to make a movie based on the non-fiction book “The Finest Hours” by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. Writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson will pen the script and Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero will produce the film. The book is about a Coast Guard rescue mission that took place when two oil tankers were torn in half by waves during a nor-easter blizzard. We’ll keep you posted!

  

29185. Tougias, Michael J and Casey Sherman. The Finest Hours - The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue. Simon and Schuster. 2009. 224p. DJ. In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer , found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic 's mercy. The Finest Hours is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Coast Guard cutters raced to the aid of those on the Fort Mercer , and when it became apparent that the halves of the Pendleton were in danger of capsizing, the Guard sent out two thirty-six-foot lifeboats as well. These wooden boats, manned by only four seamen each, were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-foot seas. As the tiny rescue vessels set out from the coast of Cape Cod , the men aboard were all fully aware that they were embarking on what could easily become a suicide mission. The spellbinding tale is overflowing with breathtaking scenes that sear themselves into the mind's eye, as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into one another, and men hurl themselves into the raging sea in their terrifying battle for survival. Not all of the eighty-four men caught at sea in the midst of that brutal storm survived, but considering the odds, it's a miracle -- and a testament to their bravery -- that any came home to tell their tales at all. (M). Hard cover with dj. $24.95. Soft cover $14.95.

 

11444. Old Harbor Life-Saving Station - Historic Structure Report. 1988. 348p.  Boston, Mass. Historic Architecture Program, Northeast Region, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service. Soft wraps. Historic Structure Reports provide a valuable foundation for the rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization or reconstruction of historic structures. Such a report is particularly important for finding or fabricating significant missing architectural details and other items that would have been found on such structures, and for documenting the history and changes to such structures over time. This allows one to recapture the appearance of a property at one particular period of its history, removing later additions, or substantially modifying existing historic fabric. In this case, the Old Harbor Cove Life-Saving Station (Chatham/Provincetown, Cape Cod) was studied using evidence present at the site, historical documents found at the National Archives, Life-Saving Service records, logs, reports, letters from the keepers and more. Using these and other sources, the author is able to provide a detailed assessment of how the structure would have looked during the period of interest, and more. The report includes a number of period photos and diagrams, architectural plans, and excerpts from Life-Saving Service books and documents for guidance. A most important reference for anyone interested in what the station building(s) would have contained and looked like. (M). $78.

 

  

937e. (commemorative plate) A bright white commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod , Mass. c. 1900. This piece quite striking, with a clear, detailed image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side, set against the clouds and white sky behind. This pretty piece measures 8 5/8”  in diameter and is quite bold with the black image on the bright white body. Plate is in the form of a handeled plate/dish with floral decorated edges and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges and two handles cut into the body. Marked “Made in Germany for D. S. Carlow & Co., Provincetown, Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, little if any wear, image just a bit light, a few light closed age cracks. (VG). $44.

937f. (commemorative plate) A bright white commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod , Mass. c. 1900. This piece quite striking, with a clear, detailed image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side, set against the clouds and white sky behind. This pretty piece measures 6”  in diameter and is quite bold with the gilt bordered image on the bright white body. Marked “Made in Germany for D. S. Carlow & Co., Provincetown, Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, little if any wear, one slight chip to underside. (VG). $48.

8496L. (souvenir dish) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A lovely, bright, gilt  decorated commemorative bowl or dish in white,  features a large, detailed, clear b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures about 6” in diameter and is in the form of a handeled dish with fluited sides, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges and two handles. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers, the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling and out-buildings. Labeled "Made in Germany for S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, some expected light wear to rim. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG+). $128

(postcard view not included)

479. (document) H. R. Ex. Doc. No. 244. RE-IMBURSEMENT OF CREW OF CAHOONS [Hollow] LIFE-SAVING STATION ( Cape Cod ). January 23, 1895 . 10pp. Seeks to reimburse the crew for personal losses ($968.49) sustained in the recent burning of the station (February 25, 1893). Includes listings of each surfman’s items lost in the fire, etc. Disbound, clean. $44.

 

23549. Claflin, James W. HISTORIC CAPE COD LIGHTHOUSES: Race Point. A History of Cape Cod’s Lighthouse on Race Point. Worcester . 2003. 74 pages, soft wraps,  26 vintage black and white photographs, fold-out map. SPECIAL EDITION: First 500 copies signed and numbered with wood chip from Race Point Lighthouse included. Historic Cape Cod Lighthouses: Race Point is the third in a series of booklets that tell the story of historic lighthouses and life-saving stations along the New England Coast . Two lighthouses have stood at Race Point on the tip of Cape Cod since the first was lit in 1816. In addition, other beacons were constructed at Wood End and on Long Point as additional aids to vessels approaching Provincetown harbor. With thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters, the chance of a shipping disaster was always great. Hundreds of shipwrecks did indeed occur off the coast with startling losses. Using descriptive text and a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, we get a rare glimpse into the history of the area and the lives of these dedicated government men and women. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with his exquisite collection of vintage photographs, many previously unpublished, to tell the story of this important landmark. (M).  $8.95

11387. (newspaper) Death Knell of the Pounding Surf at Peaked Hill [Bar, Provincetown, Cape Cod]. The Denver Republican. February 19, 1911. Lengthy illustrated article describes in great detail the dreaded Peaked Hill Bars and the difficulties encountered by ships coming upon them, and by the crews of the Life-Saving Service in attempting to rescue crewmen from vessels in the area. Most interesting with rare information and detailed accounts of incidents. Page has been encased in plastic for protection. $36.

5547. (newspaper) Lightship Crews Lead Very Monotonous Lives….Narrow Escape of Men on Nantucket Shoals Vessel not First in History of Service – Diamond Shoals Ship Once Remained Out Five Months Without Relief…. The Philadelphia Press. February 12, 1906. Detailed article describes life on board these lonely sentinels, the difficulties encountered, a mutinous crew, tragedy on board, and much more. Great account of early experiences on board lightships. Most interesting with rare information and detailed accounts of incidents. Page has been encased in plastic for protection. $36.

11431. Whalen, Richard F., Everyday Life in Truro – From the Indians to the Victorians. Charleston. 2008. 120p. Soft wraps. Everyday Life in Truro describes the idyllic days of the Pamet Indians and the storm-lashed hardships of Truro's first families as they worked to carve an enduring settlement amid the sandy soil and dangerous fishing grounds of Cape Cod. Have you ever wondered how life on the Outer Cape used to be, before traffic and summer visitors? In Everyday Life in Truro, longtime Truro resident Richard Whalen, author of the companion volume Truro: The Story of a Cape Cod Town, illuminates Truro's past, describing in fascinating detail the everyday triumphs and tragedies of pre-World War II life on remote and windswept Truro. (M). $16.99.

 

11400. (souvenir cup) “Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Chatham, Mass. c.1900”. A bright, gilt decorated commemorative cup in white, features a large, detailed, b/w image of the tall iron lighthouse and Keeper’s dwelling on Nobska Point in Falmouth. This superb piece measures a full 3 1/8” in diameter, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the iron light tower beside the Victorian keeper's dwelling. Labeled “Made in Germany for Harry S. Bourne, Falmouth, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, only light expected wear to rim. A very detailed, striking item for your display. Falmouth lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (F-). $64.

 

6744-1. [Topographic Map]. CAPE COD FROM YARMOUTH TO ORLEANS INCLUDING MONOMOY, CHATHAM, HARWICH, BREWSTER. Geo. H. Walker & Co. Lithographers & Publishers, Boston . c.1891. Size 19”h x 28”w. From early Atlas of Massachusetts. Beautiful, early, three color topographic maps show the important contours and features of the area including the Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations, light vessels, as well as roads and important town buildings, etc. This map includes the complete towns of Orleans , Brewster, Chatham , Harwich, Dennis, Yarmouth . U. S. Life-Saving Stations include Nauset, Orleans , Old Harbor , Chatham . Lighthouses include Chatham , Monomoy Point, Stage Harbor , and more. Also includes all roads, railway lines, shoals and bars, and much more. Map is quite desirable for framing and is as original with only one very light fold. Unusually clean and crisp. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly on the Cape and the islands. (VG+). $265.

Also available: Barnstable Falmouth Bourne Mashpee Sandwich. Geo. H. Walker Co. 1891. $165.

11366a. Smith, Hattie V. The Coast Guard. Cape Cod Magazine. June 1917. 4p. Wonderful article describes the early work of the Life Saving Service and the early Coast Guard. Includes accounts of a few Cape Cod rescues off Race Point, Peaked Hill Bars, Cahoon’s Hollow and Pamet River stations. Includes 3 photos including one of the Peaked Hill Bars station. Complete issue with many other wonderful Cape related articles of the day. (VG). $44.

11366b. Wyer, William W. Now The Coast Guard. Cape Cod Magazine. February 1917. 3p. Wonderful detailed article describes the work and routine of these early Coast Guard life-savers. Described the early years of the Life Saving Service and Coast Guard, daily work of the men, patrols, inspections by the District Superintendent, drills, pay and more. Includes 2 photos including one of the Peaked Hill Bars station. Complete issue with many other wonderful Cape related articles of the day. (VG). $44.

8275p. Thoreau, Henry David. CAPE COD . Boston . 1893. 336p. Riverside Edition Vol. IV. Embossed cloth binding. Anyone who truly enjoys reading of the life of a Lighthouse Keeper, or the charm of Cape Cod, should surely read Thoreau’s account of his visit with the Keeper of Cape Cod Light, and his walk from Eastham to Provincetown in 1849 and again in 1855. In this renown work Thoreau records his adventures and sights as he trekked the outer beaches and the humor of the local, self-reliant folk. This is a truly important account, and a must if you are interested in the shipwrecks, lighthouses, life-saving and life as it existed for residents of the outer Cape . Clean, tight, front endpaper missing, hinges intact but weakening. (VG-). $72.

 

8275o. Thoreau, Henry David. CAPE COD . Cambridge. 1894. Houghton, Mifflin & Company. Riverside Press. In 2 volumes. 173 p. 208 p. Scarce 2-volume set in pale green cloth with gilt titles & decoration to spine & front covers, blind title with decoration to back boards, top edges gilt, thin red ribbon bookmarks. This is the illustrated edition of Thoreau's classic work with wonderful, small color landscape illustrations by by Amelia M.Watson in the margins scattered throughout the text of both volumes, including frontis drawings (with tissue guards intact). The covers of these two volumes represent a fine example of the decorative book cover work performed by Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904) during the art deco period. Anyone who truly enjoys reading of the life of a Lighthouse Keeper, or the charm of Cape Cod, should surely read Thoreau’s account of his visit with the Keeper of Cape Cod Light, and his walk from Eastham to Provincetown in 1849 and again in 1855. In this renown work Thoreau records his adventures and sights as he trekked the outer beaches and the humor of the local, self-reliant folk. This is a truly important account, and a must if you are interested in the shipwrecks, lighthouses, life-saving and life as it existed for residents of the outer Cape . Contents both volumes clean, tight, only very light wear, title page loose in Volume I, otherwise both tight, hinges completely intact, foxing to endpapers only. Covers clean and bright, only very light wear. (VG). $158.

   

Original hand drawn architectural drawings Wood End, Long Point Type Light Towers. We have been very fortunate to come across a lot of over 137 original architectural drawings for the construction of various lighthouses, keeper’s dwellings, oil houses, range beacons and more This lot originated from the Lighthouse Establishment / Coast Guard archives of Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves (1811-1888), of the United States Topographical Engineers and others, who was closely involved in the design and construction of many lighthouses throughout the country and disposed of years later. This lot includes one-of-a-kind items and includes 137 original full color hand drawn in ink on linen architectural drawings. These represent an unprecedented view into the design and construction of the lighthouse, oil house and other parts of the station. The drawings are quite beautiful and would be wonderful for research or to frame for display.

R-07. Hand drawn on linen design for a brick lighthouse, 4th order, elevation, section AB, section CD, plan of lantern deck, plan of watchroom deck, copied in office of Lighthouse Board, May, 1876. Used at Long Point, Wood End, etc. 22” x 28”. 2 color. Moderate foxing. $880. (shown above)

11350. Daly, Janet M. Chatham. Arcadia. 2002. 128p. Soft wraps. 180 vintage photographs. Chatham is a historic Cape Cod town with coastline on Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, with many stories to tell-tales of boating and fishing, railroads and hotels, churches and theaters, shipwrecks and rescues, and wireless communication and war efforts. With vivid photographs, Chatham brings the town to life from the early 1800s to the 1960s. In these pages, see Chatham's lighthouse, which has warned of treacherous sandbars off the coast and has witnessed hundreds of shipwrecks since 1808, and the Mack Monument, which memorializes one valiant rescue. Visit the South Chatham Village Hall, which has rocked with laughter at Silver Circle entertainments; the Fourth of July parades; the 1912 and 1962 festivities celebrating Chatham's incorporation; and the weekly summer band concerts. Learn how technology changed Chatham from the arrival of the railroad and the building of the Marconi Wireless Station to the construction of the Chatham Naval Air Station, with its blimps and seaplanes protecting the East Coast from German submarines during World War I. Superb photographs, well worth it for the photos alone. (M). $21.99.

 

"Rugged Water" by Joseph Lincoln, film by Paramount Pictures c.1925

5174g. Lincoln , Joseph C., RUGGED WATER. New York . 1924. 385p. DJ. Hard bound. A gripping, fictional account by one of Cape Cods ' most noted writers of the Life-Saving Service on the outer Cape . The “Setucket”Life-Saving Station is left in the charge of Calvin Homer. A raging storm proves that the right man was at the head of the crew when, under Homer’s command, all those stranded on a vessel were saved. Later Homer would be made Number One man. This account appears to be the Monomoy Point Station as the basis for the story, with a good account of the day to day as well as rescue activity. Clean, light age toning, tight, in gilt embossed sunned binding and in original [though many chips and portion of spine missing] dust jacket. Quite rare to find this title with its dust wrap. (VG).  $32.

  

29240a,b. (movie still photos) Rugged Water by Paramount Pictures c.1925. Two original press photos from the silent era film Rugged Water. The film had a cast consisting of Lois Wilson, Baxter Warner, Wallace Beery, and Phyllis Haver. Filmed at the famous Lasky studio in Hollywood, tThis Cape Cod melodrama was based on a novel of the same name written by Joseph C. Lincoln and published in 1924. Calvin Homer (Warner Baxter) expects to be promoted to captain of the Setuckit (Chatham) Life Saving Station, but Bartlett (Wallace Beery) is appointed because of his political connections. Bartlett's daughter Norma (Lois Wilson) convinces Homer to stay in spite of her father's antagonistic ways. Soon a romance springs up between the two of them, even though Myra Fuller (Phyllis Haver) has already finagled a proposal out of Homer. Eventually Myra breaks it off, however, leaving Homer free. When a storm blows, Bartlett's religious fanaticism proves to be nothing but a cover for his cowardice and he refuses to send his crew out to rescue a vessel in distress. Homer takes charge and saves the day. Bartlett is fired from his position, and Norma becomes angry with Homer. When he takes heroic measures to rescue Bartlett -- who dies in spite of his efforts -- she forgives him and the couple are reunited. (Janiss Garza, All Movie Guide). Photos measure 7 ½” x 10?, b/w and are on heavy cloth-backed paper. Both are clear and close – great images and a perfect companion for the book. (VG+). $74.

5109g. (mounted photo) Highland [Cape Cod] Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890-1900. Large 3 ½” x 5” mounted photo provides a close, clear view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and surrounding fence. Nice view with good detail, but marred by a ½” spot of emulsion loss in the sky area. Still an unusually close view with good detail. Light foxing to mount. (G+). $54.

 

  

9484e. (souvenir cup) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bright, gilt  decorated commemorative cup in white,  features a large, detailed, clear full color image of the twin "Chatham Lights, Chatham, Mass." The superb cup measures 3 ¼” high and 3 1/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around the image and on the handle and on the rim and is enhanced by colorful roses decorating the rim as well. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Labeled "Made in Germany (for) J. J. Howes, Chatham Mass., WM Co." Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG+).  $138.

8496k. (souvenir pin dish) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bright, gilt  decorated commemorative pin dish in white,  features a large, detailed, clear b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures about 4” in diameter and is in the form of a leaf with turned-up edges, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around the image and an applied handle. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers, the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling and out-buildings. Labeled "Made in Austria (for) A. Howes, Chatham, Mass. Carlsbad BFHS China." Very clean, no cracks or checks, some expected wear to rim. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (VG+). $138

889. Williams, Lawrence W., A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO SOUVENIR CHINA – Keepsakes of a Golden Era, Identification and Value Guide. Paducah , KY. 1998. 232p. Soft wraps. Completely illustrated with over 500 color photographs. A hundred years ago, souvenir china was all the rage in the US . For the first time this well known expert from Chatham , Mass. presents a complete guide to the background and manufacturers, along with an in-depth analysis, descriptions, and current values. For those of you who have been collection lighthouse and life-saving commemorative pieces, or who would like to collect pieces from your hometown, this is a most valuable reference. Wonderful reading, with over 500 beautiful, clear color photographs of every type and style, manufacturer’s marks and details. (M). $22.95

  

4418k. [stereoview] Long Point Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1875). By G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown, Mass. This is the only view that I have yet found that shows both the early 1826 lighthouse and its replacement, completed in 1875. This rare view was taken at a time just following the new tower’s completion, before the old dwelling with rooftop tower was removed. At this time also was an extremely cold winter in the area, freezing the harbor in Provincetown and piling up huge ice floes along the shore. In this renown Nickerson view a man with top hat climbs up the mounds of ice, with the two lighthouse lanterns and keeper’s quarters visible behind. This extremely rare view shows the two lanterns and dwelling, though just a bit distant. View with some edge wear and little soiling, spot of moisture  and moderate soiling to back. Rare view. (VG-). $74.

4418J. [stereoview] Long Point Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1875). By G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown, Mass. This is the only view that I have yet found that shows both the early 1826 lighthouse and its replacement, completed in 1875. This rare view was taken at a time just following the new tower’s completion, before the old dwelling with rooftop tower was removed. At this time also was an extremely cold winter in the area, freezing the harbor in Provincetown and piling up huge ice floes along the shore. In this renown Nickerson view a man with top hat climbs up the mounds of ice, with the two lighthouse lanterns and keeper’s quarters visible behind. This extremely rare view shows the two lanterns and dwelling, though just a bit distant. View with just a bit of wear and light foxing or soiling, moisture to back only. (VG-).  $74.

28425. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard Station, Chatham, Massachusetts c.1949. Original 8” x 10” b/w photo provides a close clear view of the station including the early light-keeper’s quarters that had become the office and crew quarters, light tower and more. News photo, dated 1949. (VG). $44. 

 

29328. Woods, Amy. SHIPWRECKS ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST . New England Magazine. November 1904. Disbound from early magazine of the day. 6 p. Quite a nice article, well illustrated with photos, chronicles notable wrecks along the New England coast with particular emphasis on the shores of Cape Cod . Includes some of the worst years such as 1886, medals issued for rescues, early efforts on the New Jersey coast and more. (VG).  $24.

6171a. Perry, E. G., A TRIP AROUND CAPE COD, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, South Shore, and Historical Plymouth. Boston . 3rd. 1898. 528p. Perhaps the nicest collection of vintage Cape Cod area photographs, the author chronicles in photographs and text a trip through Cape Cod and the South Shore, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Illustrated with over 600 early photographs and accompanying text, this is a tremendous look at this area so rich in maritime history. This is certainly one of the best early photographic essays on the Cape . Includes lighthouses, life-saving stations, wrecks, homes and businesses. Also included are hundreds of wonderful photographs of fine hotels, stores, town buildings and residences. Contents quite clean, nice. Nice gilt embossed wraps, expected wear to spine, corners bumped, some scuffing to wraps. (VG-). $248.

29313. Ryder, Richard G. Seashore Sentinel: The Old Harbor Lifesaving Station on Cape Cod. West Barnstable. 2009. 120p. Soft wraps. This latest account of the history and life at Cape Cod’s Old Harbor Life-Saving Station updates his older work - OLD HARBOR STATION CAPE COD – now long out of print but still in demand. This extremely worthwhile account of the life-savers at the Old Harbor Life Saving Station in Chatham , Mass., is a one of a kind, chronicling not only much of the wrecks and work of the life savers, but particularly looking at the equipment issued to such a station at the time and the lives of the men living and working there. Includes many photographs, wreck accounts, life at the station, moving the station and much more. A most interesting chronicle. (M). $12.95.

5109i. (mounted photo) Highland [Cape Cod] Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890-1900. Large 4 ½” x 7” mounted photo provides a close, clear view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and surrounding fence as a driver with carriage waits. Nice view with good detail, clean, clear. (VG+). $174.

8248. Claflin, James W., LIGHTHOUSES AND LIFESAVING ALONG THE MASSACHUSETTS COAST. 1998. 228p. 200 vintage photographs. Published as part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing. This is the first volume in a series of photographic histories of lighthouses and lifesaving along the coasts of the United States. Arcadia is a well known publisher of local and regional histories, including the popular Images of America series. This compact volume features over 200 early photographs dating from the 1870's through the 1940's, drawn from my and other private collections, most never before published and traces the history of these services through photos and text. (M) $21.99.

29153. (aerial photo) Chatham and Monomoy South to Nantucket by Kelsey Airviews, Chatham, Mass c.1960-1970’s. Lovely full color aerial photo Looks south from Chatham, across North and South Monomoy with Nantucket and Great Point visible in the distance. Great view includes much of Chatham Harbor, Stage Harbor and all of Monomoy. Kelsey Airviews operated out of Chatham by Richard Kelsey, a well known portrait, wedding and aerial photographer serving the Cape for 40 years! A fellow photographer once noted in an interview that Kelsey held the flying stick between his legs to get the plane tilting the way he wanted it to go. Photo measures 8” x 10” with original mat and signed “Kelsey Airviews 78-724-40c.”, mounted in metal frame. Light soiling to mat. A striking view. (VG). $78.

28247. (photo negatives) Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod, Mass. c.1920’s. Large format 2 ¾” x 4 ½” negative provide clear, close view of the tall light tower and keeper’s house as a nicely dressed woman poses for the camera. A few lines but will print well, great early view. (VG+). $32.

2617. (photo) Provincetown Life Saving Service related. Early photo on postcard paper of gentleman standing in front of a sign reading "Parties Made Up Here Life Saving Stations". Commonly during Victorian times, summer visitors looked forward to a trip to the local life-saving station to visit with the men and to observe them as they drilled with their equipment. Here visitors waited for the carriages that would take them to the station. Image measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", on postcard paper. Light wear and foxing. (G+). $26.

29145. (photo lot) Cape Cod, Cape Cod Canal and Buzzards Bay c.1940’s - 1950’s. Fine lot of 27 clear 8” x 10” b/w photos by Ben Harrison Photos of Buzzards Bay shows a number of views including some aerial views of the area. Views include the U.S. Navy destroyer Johnson going under the Bourne bridge, the sportsman club, USS Little Rock light cruiser , a merchant ship in ice, possible flooding in front of houses, ships coming into port, brush fire that appears to be be coming from the bogs, Massachusetts Maritime Academy from the air, 1940's fishing from the pier; great picture of the railroad bridge; area homes, Merry Christmas from the Army Corps; windmill; a number of ships going through the canal, a great view of the Cape Cod Air Station – Military Reservation Fire Department posing with their apparatus, and a number of other scenes. Great early Cape views. (VG). $44.

  

11173. (lot 6 slides) Nauset Coast Guard Station on Cape Cod c.1950’s. Lot of six original full color Kodachrome slides of Nauset Coast Guard Station on Cape Cod, taken in the 1950’s. Slides are dated and identified and include four views of the Nauset Coast Guard station, the crew on the beach in the DUKW, and one of the parking lot (that was washed away in the 1970’s). Slides are dated from 1951 to 1961 and are well exposed and in focus. The set provides a rare view of the station when it was still occupied by the Coast Guard. Nice set. (VG+). $48.

  

11161. (lot 2 photos) Highland Light Station & Provincetown Harbor c.1890. Lot of two clear early views show great detail. Photos are mounted back-to-back on a section of album page. Corner broken on Highland LH photo, otherwise in very good condition. Good detail, early views. 3” x 5 ¼”. (VG-). $34.

11146. (photo) Highland House (Colerain) Bar, Highlands, North Truro c.1920. Early photo taken in the 1920’s shows the deck house of the barge, Coleraine, which wrecked below the cliffs here in 1915. The pilot house was salvaged and used as a bar until the 1950s. Early view, close, clear measures 3 ½” x 5 ½”. Mounted on early album page. (VG+). $48.

11152. (photo) First Extended Glider Flight in America, Highland Lighthouse c.1938. In 1938, a German pilot from the Dormstadt Academic flying group came to Highland Light in Truro where he set a new world record for a motorless aircraft. A strong easterly wind kept the 300-pound glider aloft just under one hour. The pilot, Peter Hesselbach of Leipsic, Germany launched his craft from the eigthy foot high bluffs at Highland Golf Club and remained aloft for fifty-eight minutes in the 300-pound motorless glider. The glider sailed 1,500 feet out over the Atlantic thrilling the crowds gathered to witness the event. The next day he kept the glider aloft for over four hours. A few days later Peter Hesselbach set a new duration record of 4 hours 5 minutes. These were the first extended glider flights in America. Original photo from album measures 2 ½” x 5 ½” and shows the glider on the ground on the bluffs. (VG). $14.

4130a,b,c. Smith, William C. A History of Chatham Massachusetts, With Maps and Illustrations and Numerous Genealogical Notes. (in 3 of 4 parts). Includes: Part II (Completing the History of Monomoit): Smith, William Christopher. A History Of Chatham, Massachusetts: Formerly The Constablewick Or Village Of Monomoit ; With Maps And Illustrations And Numerous Genealogical Notes. Hyannis, Mass.: F.B. & F.P. Goss, 1913. Pages 107-210 in series, chapters VII – X. Part III (Completing the History of Monomoit): Smith, William Christopher. (Completing the History of Monomoit): A History Of Chatham, Massachusetts: Formerly The Constablewick Or Village Of Monomoit ; With Maps And Illustrations And Numerous Genealogical Notes. Hyannis, Mass.: F.B. & F.P. Goss, 1917. Pages 211-314 in series, chapters XI - XIII. Part IV: Smith, William Christopher. A History Of Chatham with Genealogical Notes. Harwich, Mass. Chatham Press. 1947. Pages 315-400 in series, chapters XIV - XVIII. The History of Chatham was originally written in 4 parts and printed in soft cover, each part was printed in different years. Part #1, in 1909, 106 pages (not included in this lot). Part #2 1913, 102 pages. Part #3. 1917, 114 pages. Part #4. 1947, 75 pages. Three volumes in original paper wraps, staple bound, 1st editions. Three parts are in very good condition with just a bit of wear, a few defective pages from printing, many pages uncut. Very rare to find three parts, in such nice condition. A sought after lot. (VG). $144.

7295d. Inglis, William. LIFE-SAVERS ON OLD MALABAR. Harper’s Monthly. c.1907. 11p. (disbound) Excellent account of the Life-Savers on Cape Malabar , or Monomoy, off the elbow of Cape Cod , their daily life, culminating with an account of the famous Wadena disaster. Includes rare details of their daily existence along with eight detailed engraved illustrations, one in particular perfect for framing. Most interesting reading on the subject. Clean, crisp, light toning to margins. (VG). $34.

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20230. Farson, Robert H., TWELVE MEN DOWN – Massachusetts Sea Rescues. Yarmouth Port.2000. 246p. 191 photos and illustrations. In Colonial Days Massachusetts turned to the sea for her livelihood. With the growth of coastal and deepwater fleets, many trips ended in disaster. The loss of life was so great that in the late 1700’s the Massachusetts Humane Society was formed. Their work up to World War II, and the work of its successor the U. S. Life-Saving Service, are detailed in this wonderful new work. From Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk, to Nantucket, Cape Cod and up the coast to  Salisbury Beach, there were small stations with surfboats and breeches buoy apparatus. This is a book about rescues near the coast by men who rowed small boats into mountainous waves, many in bitterly cold weather. Thousands of sailors were saved by these intrepid men and their story of selfless dedication comes alive in Mr. Farson’s work. Nicely illustrated with numerous vintage photographs. (M). (Published at $36.)  Special Purchase Price. $19.95. 

 

1167. (framed cabinet photo) Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. c.1880. This rare item features a close photograph of the three short white light towers, flanked by the old and new 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings and out buildings. Photo remains clear and sharp. Measurements 5” x 8” in 9 ½” x 12 ½” frame. One of the few such items of this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. (VG+). $345.

11111. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard Station Chatham, Hurricane Bob, August 1991 by Jimmy Dow. Fine original color photo of the light tower at Chatham with the hurricane warning flags flying during Hurricane Bob, August 19, 1991. Image measures 5” x 7” in 8” x 10” black mat. Perfect for framing. (M). $20.

1184. (photo) U.S. Lightship Buzzards Bay on station c.1960. Clear, close original 7” x 9” press photo shows great detail of the Buzzards Bay Lightship moored on station at the approach to the Cape Cod Canal. The news caption indicates that she was built in 1923 and is to be one of the first to be replaced by fixed offshore “Texas Tower” type lights, to begin in 1961. Photo is b/w and includes date and credit line and description on back. Dated August 1960. Clear and close view. (VG+). $84.

4600. (photo) Nobska Point Light Station, Cape Cod c.1948. Clear, close 8” x 10” official U.S. Coast Guard photo shows great detail of the light station including radio beacon tower, flag mast and out buildings. Great early detail. With credit line or description on back. Superb clear, close view. Crease near right margin. (VG) $48.

4599. (photo) Cape Cod (Highland) Light Station, North Truro c.1948. Clear, close 8” x 10” official U.S. Coast Guard photo shows great detail of the station from the beach side, taken from the air. Photo shows great detail of the light station including radio beacon towers, fog signal buildings and out buildings. Great early detail long before the station would need to be moved. With credit line or description on back. Superb clear, close view. (VG+) $78.

 

 

2696. (painting) John W. Hutchinson Jr. (1940-). HANDKERCHIEF SHOAL LIGHTSHIP NO. 4. c.1987. #547. This is an authentic, signed original water color on artist’s board by Chatham and Cape Ann’s own artist, John Hutchinson. This bright rendition measures 6 inches by 9 inches, framed to 14" x 17" and is signed in the bottom right hand corner by the artist. Light Vessel No. 4 was built in 1855 and served on Handkerchief Shoal at the entrance to Nantucket Sound from 1858 until 1916. “Hutch” has lived for years in Salem on Massachusetts' North Shore and summers at a lovely spot near Chatham Lighthouse on the elbow of Cape Cod. He has become well known for his maritime and pilot boat views, as well as salt marsh and general coastal. Now nearing his sixties Hutch still paints with vengeance. Today John Hutchinson is one of Massachusetts’ best known artists his works have been sold all over the east. Wonderful, bright, in a mat and old frame but could use re-framing. (F).  $248 net. 

ERS-108. (photo) Provincetown Monument by Edward Rowe Snow c.1950’s. Large photo on mat was taken and mounted  by Mr. Snow for exhibition at local museums and camera club exhibitions. Image measures 10 ½” x 13 ½”, on 16” x 20” mount. Extremely close, clear view provides great detail. Identified by Mr. Snow on margin. Aging and soiling to mount. (VG-). $34.

A-162. (water color) Original w/c painting Mayo's Beach Lighthouse, Wellfleet, Mass. by D.W. Southerd c.1900. Superb original water color shows the Mayo's Beach Lighthouse in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Nice depiction of the short brown light tower and keeper’s house that has guarded the harbor since the 1830's. Painting measures 10” x 14”. Painting is signed in lower right “D. W. Southard” (a New Hampshire based “Sunday painter”.). Painting is bright and bold with wonderful coloring and great detail. Edges are worn just a bit, and there is some light foxing to sky area. Still, matted and framed it would be quite striking. (VG) $165. Reduced $125.

20171. [video tape] WRECKS! True Accounts from America's Deadliest Coast. Mooncusser Productions. More than 5000 recorded shipwrecks occurred on the back side of Cape Cod. First hand accounts, historic photographs, exciting re-enactments and narration by award winning actress Julie Harris bring to life the saga of mooncussers and lifesavers on outer Cape Cod. $28.95. SALE $19.95.

1136. (video) RESCUED - The Story of Nauset Lighthouse. The thirty minute video is the story of the history and relocation of Nauset Light, and is a "must have" for all lighthouse lovers. Produced in 1998, Greg O'Brien wrote the text and Chuck Kraemer did the narration. $16.95.

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10426. Richmond, Arthur P. Cape Cod Lighthouses and Lightships. Schiffer. 2010. 256p. Hard cover. This is an indispensable reference for the lighthouse enthusiast, required reading for those interested in maritime history, and a necessity for anyone who loves Cape Cod. Step back in time and observe the lighthouses and lightships that marked the shores and guided mariners through dangerous waters surrounding Cape Cod. Experience these maritime marvels and trace through the history of these lighthouses and lightships. Archived plans describe the details of these aids to navigation with more than 500 images, including some that have never before been published. Complete your journey with a visit to these historic spots, using the books comprehensive visitors’ guide. “Cape Cod Lighthouses and Lightships” is so thoroughly researched, so packed with individual narratives and visuals, that it is one of the most comprehensive books on Cape lighthouses to date. (M) $45. Our price $41.95.

27184. (cabinet view) Provincetown Harbor and Railroad Wharf, Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson & Smith,  Provincetown, Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view on yellow mount provides an early view of the railroad wharf and harbor as a the steamship Empire State steams in. Wonderful view, a bit light, moderate foxing, some soiling. (G+). $44.

Race Point Light Station 

27416. (panoramic photo) Race Point Light Station 2007 by James Claflin. Lovely full 42” long, 4” wide panoramic photo provides a lovely view of the area surrounding the Race Point lighthouse. Taken from the lighthouse gallery, this unusual view includes the Light Keeper’s house, whistle house, oil house, Hatch’s Harbor and the entire surrounding dune and ocean area in a 360 degree view. A spectacular scene, this unusual photo print will be striking when matted and framed. Shipped rolled. (M). $59.95 plus $6 postage.

1116. (photo) Galanti family cottage at Chatham as it slides into the sea after rapid erosion c.1988. Photo is b/w and includes credit line and description on back. Clear and close view. (VG). $28.

    

5109f. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod} Lighthouse, North Truro, Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson, Provincetown, Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented view of the tall clay “pounds” or cliffs which have now washed away. Atop the barren cliffs are the tall lighthouse tower, keeper’s dwellings, Navy wireless station, fog signal building and more. Wonderful view, clean, clear, near fine. (VG+). $148.

5109e. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod} Lighthouse, North Truro, Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson & Smith, Provincetown, Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings. In front sits a horse and carriage with its driver, probably awaiting summer visitors viewing the station. Wonderful view, clear and close, moderate overall soiling. (VG). $128.

  

4446L. [stereoview] Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1880’s). by G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown, Mass. Rare view of the tall white stone light tower and 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and fence. Located on a high bluff, cape Cod or Highland Light was a focal point for Victorian visitors. Standing in the field befire the station is a derbied gentleman viewing the scene. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and dwelling arrangement, though somewhat distant. View is clear with some foxing and light soiling, some wear to corners. (VG).  $54.

4446k. [stereoview] Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1880’s). by Nickerson & Smith, Provincetown, Mass. Rare view of the tall white stone light tower and 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and fence. Located on a high bluff, cape Cod or Highland Light was a focal point for Victorian visitors and parked in front can be seen a large carriage packed with visitors. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and dwelling arrangement, though somewhat distant. View is unusually clean and bright, only light wear to corners.  (F-).  $64.

4446n. [stereoview] Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1880’s). Probably by G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Rare view of the tall white stone light tower and 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and fence. Located on a high bluff, cape Cod or Highland Light was a focal point for Victorian visitors. Standing in the field before the station is a derbied gentleman viewing the scene. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and dwelling arrangement, though somewhat distant. View is clear with light foxing and light soiling, some wear to corners. (VG).  $54.

4446m. [stereoview] Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1880’s). By G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Rare view of the tall white stone light tower and 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and fence. Located on a high bluff, cape Cod or Highland Light was a focal point for Victorian visitors. Standing in the field before the station is a derbied gentleman viewing the scene. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and dwelling arrangement, though somewhat distant. View is clear with moderate foxing and some soiling, light crease. (VG-). $44.

4446o. [stereoview] Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1880’s). Probably by G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Rare view of the tall white stone light tower and 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and fence. Located on a high bluff, cape Cod or Highland Light was a focal point for Victorian visitors. Standing in the field before the station is a derbied gentleman viewing the scene. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and dwelling arrangement, though somewhat distant. View is clear  and fairly clean, lower card corner chipped off. (VG-).   $34.

1118. (photo) Coast Guard Family at Cape Cod (Highland) Light Station, North Truro, Cape Cod c.1959. Clear, close original 8” x 10” press photo shows great detail of the Coast Guardsman with his wife standing in front of the lighthouse and keeper’s house at Cape Cod Light Station in North Truro. Photo is b/w and includes date and credit line on back. Dated August 9, 1959. Clear and close view. (VG+). $34.

9206e. (souvenir plate) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. Lovely plate in white with gilt decorated edge, features in the center a detailed image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Made in Germany for “Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass. ” Round plate with decorated upturnd sides measures 7” in diameter. Clean, no cracks or checks, a beautiful item for your display. (VG+). $185.

10483. (photo) PEAKED HILL BAR LIFE SAVING STATION, PROVINCETOWN , CAPE COD . c.1931.  Rare, early photograph measures 3 ¼” x 5 ¼” wide, and provides an extremely rare close view from the south  of the lonely Peaked Hill Bar Life Saving station as it slid down the dunes into the ocean in 1931. Many persons were taken ashore by the crews here over the years, including eight from the schooner Willie H. Higgins during the March 1989 blizzard. With time, though, the sight of the ocean from the station began to be blocked by the shifting dunes and soon the crews could not access the beach. By 1910 a new station was constructed just to the south [visible to the right in this view]. The existing building was sold to playwright Eugene O’Neill, who spent many years writing in the quiet solitude of the outer beach. In March of 1931 a strong storm raced up the coast washing out hundreds of yards of beach and destroying the foundation under the station. Soon, as residents watched, the building was washed into the sea. This is a striking early view and shows good detail. In early ink on back “ Old Peaked Hill Station, fell in 1931. Neg. by J. R. Smith.” Clear, one light stain in upper corner. (VG). $66.

25360. (Aerial Photo Map) Provincetown, Massachusetts c.2001. Huge! 36 x 36 inch  full color air photo map displays topography, vegetation, urban development, agriculture and other geographic features with true colors in a huge poster format. This map was professionally created from aerial photography captured in April 2001 from 15,000 feet in altitude. During this time of year the ground is mostly free of snow and the trees do not have their leaves, so much of the detail including roads, dunes and more can be seen. The map is printed on heavy matte paper and is suitable for framing. It would look quite nice  mounted on an office wall, hanging in the den, workshop or simply tacked up in the garage! Shipped rolled. (M). $29.95

10486. (photo) WOOD END LIGHTHOUSE & COAST GUARD STATION, PROVINCETOWN, CAPE COD . c.1931.  Rare, early photograph measures 3 ¼” x 5 ¼” wide, and provides an extremely rare close view of the lonely lighthouse and Coast Guard station on Provincetown’s Wood End. This is a rare early view and shows good detail though just a bit out of focus. In early ink on back “ Wood End Light & CG Station. Neg. by J. R. Smith.” Clean, light wear. (VG-). $22.

  

27300i. (souvenir dish) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. Lovely dish in a bright white with gilt decorated edge, features in the center a detailed image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Made in Germany for “Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass. ” Round dish with decorated upturnd sides measures 4” in diameter. Clean, no cracks or checks, a beautiful item for your display. (F-). $110.

9206. (souvenir dish) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. Lovely dish in a sky blue and white with gilt decorated edge, features in the center a detailed image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Made in Germany for “Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass. ” Round dish with decorated upturnd sides measures 5 5/8” in diameter. Clean, no cracks or checks, a beautiful item for your display. (VG+). $195.

  

6661q. (souvenir plate) Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A bright, gilt decorated commemorative plate in white, features a large, detailed, b/w image of the twin "Chatham Lights” in Chatham, Mass. The superb piece measures a full 7 ½” in diameter with turned-up edges, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers flanking the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Labeled " Made in Germany for S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any expected wear to rim. A very detailed, striking item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. (F-). $195.

6661c. (souvenir plate) Old Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A lovely, bright, gilt decorated commemorative plate featuring a large, detailed, clear b/w image of the old twin Chatham lights on Cape Cod. The superb piece measures 7 1/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around the rose enhanced edges. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two early stone light towers and the 1 ½ story keeper's dwelling. Labeled "Made in Germany (for) S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, striking piece for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. As nice as they come. (VG+). $295.

8279b,c. Ryder, Marion Crowell. CAPE COD REMEMBRANCES. Taunton . 1972. 128p. Soft wraps. This book first catches your eye with a wonderful, rare, photograph of the Keeper standing with his daughter beside the Bass River Light in Dennis. Within are 47 accounts of early life on the Cape including at the Bass river Lighthouse, a rare account of fishing off the old Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, numerous shipwrecks, the Fall River Line, and much more. Most enjoyable reading. 16 photographs. (VG). $24.

21144e. (souvenir cup) c.1900. Unusual bright, commemorative cup features a large b/w  image of the “Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis, Mass.”. Early piece is enhanced by cobalt blue borders with gilt decoration which does cut off the top of the light tower. The cup measures 2 1/8” high by 2 3/8” in diameter. Clean, light wear, no chips or cracks. An unusually bold Hyannis piece for display. (VG). $46.

21435c. [paperweight] Heavy glass rectangular paperweight featuring an early c.1900 photograph of Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. This rare item features a close photograph of the three short white light towers, flanked by the old and new 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings and out buildings. Photo remains clear and sharp, but has some staining from foxing or moisture. Measurements 2 ½” x 4” x ¾” h. One of the few such items of this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. (G-). $56.

2145. (souvenir cup/saucer) U.S. Life Saving Station Orleans, Mass. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated cup with saucer features on the cup a detailed b/w image of the expanded Red House-Type life-saving station located abreast of Ponchet Island, East Orleans. Backmarked “Made in Germany A. T. Newcomb, Orleans, Mass.” Clean, no cracks or checks, wear to gilding on rim. Saucer measures 4 ¼” in diameter, cup 2” high. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display, attractive presentation. (VG+). $285.

Filmed on location at Race Point Lighthouse on Cape Cod:

10448. (DVD) The Lightkeepers with Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, The Goodbye Girl) stars with Emmy and Tony winner Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers) and Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern (Coming Home) in this warmhearted tale of lost love and second chances. This highly anticipated movie was filmed on location at the Race Point Lighthouse on Cape Cod. The year is 1912. Vowing to swear off women for good, curmudgeonly Seth Atkins (Dreyfuss) takes refuge tending a remote Cape Cod lighthouse. Then, a mysterious stranger (Tom Wisdom, Pirate Radio) literally washes up in Seth's life, with a past full of secrets and a similar aversion to females. But the arrival of two beautiful, spirited women (Danner and Mamie Gummer) will test the men's resolve - and send all four of them sailing into uncharted romantic waters! Regular Price $27.95. Our Price $22.50.

  

7456h. (souvenir saucer) Highland Life Saving Station, North Truro, Cape Cod, Mass. c.1900. Most desirable piece features the Highland Life Saving Station on a bold 5 3/8” diameter saucer. This early piece is quite large and enhanced by a fluted turned up sides with a bold gilded rim. Marked Made in Germany for I. Morton Small. Highlands, No. Truro, Mass.”. Piece is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, no wear. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. One of the nicest that I have yet had. (F-). $245.

6660b. (souvenir plate) c.1900. A rare, bright, gilt edged commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, full color hand painted image of the “Highland Lighthouse Near Provincetown, Mass”. One of only a few like this that I have had, this attractive plate has a quite detailed image as if from a painting, of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and surrounding fence. This beautiful display piece measures 7 ¼” in diameter and is enhanced by a bold decorative gilt trim around the edge. Nice painting quality image makes this a striking piece. Marked “Made in Germany. Designed for J. L. Rosenthal, Provincetown, Mass.” Very little if any wear, a striking display piece and quite rare. (VG+). $195. 

2869. (photo) Keeper Joseph Hindley with wife Charlotte, Last Civilian Keepers, Nobska Lighthouse, Falmouth, Mass. c.1973. Prominent Nobska Point was an ideal place for a lighthouse. In 1829, the year the lighthouse was established, it was reported that more than 10,000 vessels passed through the area. The Coast Guard took over the management of lighthouses in 1939, but civilian keepers remained at Nobska Point Light until November 1973. Osborne Hallett was principal keeper at Nobska Lighthouse from 1955 to 1968, and Joseph Hindley was his assistant. Hindley took over as keeper in 1968. When he retired in 1973, Hindley was believed to be the last civilian lighthouse keeper in New England. His career in the Lighthouse Service dated back to 1927, when he was an assistant at Whale Rock Light in Rhode Island. Period press photograph measures 7 ¼” x 9” and includes caption in which Keeper Hindley notes that after spending 46 years staring at the ocean “It was all pretty boring…” At the time of the photo, Keeper Hindley with his wife live in retirement in Falmouth. Clean, clear, wire photo b/w. (VG). $110.

A-153. (stereoview)  HIGHLAND LIGHTHOUSE, NORTH TRURO, CAPE COD. c.1880.  $88.

4418i. [stereoview] Long Point Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1876). By G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown, Mass. This is the best of only two views that I have yet found that shows both the early 1826 lighthouse and its replacement, completed in 1875. This rare view was taken at a time just following the new tower’s completion, before the old dwelling with rooftop tower was removed. At this time also was an extremely cold winter in the area, freezing the harbor in Provincetown and piling up huge ice floes along the shore. In this renown Nickerson view a man with top hat climbs up the mounds of ice, with the two lighthouse lanterns and keeper’s quarters visible behind. This extremely rare view shows the two lanterns and dwelling, quite a bit closer than the other view and showing a great deal more of the two towers. Dated in early pencil on back April 17, 1876. View is clean and clear with just a bit of wear and light soiling. Extremely important early view. (VG+).  $224.  Sold.

A-158. [stereoview] Long Point Lighthouse, Cape Cod . (c.1876). By G. H. Nickerson, Provincetown, Mass. This is one of the best of only two views that I have yet found that shows both the early 1826 lighthouse and its replacement, completed in 1875. This rare view was taken at a time just following the new tower’s completion, before the old dwelling with rooftop tower was removed. At this time also was an extremely cold winter in the area, freezing the harbor in Provincetown and piling up huge ice floes along the shore. In this renown Nickerson view a man with top hat climbs up the mounds of ice, with the two lighthouse lanterns and keeper’s quarters visible behind. This extremely rare view shows the two lanterns and dwelling, quite a bit closer than the other view and showing a great deal more of the two towers. View is clean and clear with just a bit of wear to the corners and light soiling. Extremely important early view. (VG+).   $188.  

 

Sandy Neck Light House, Barnstable, Cape Cod c.1860

 

10357. (document) Light House Establishment Repair Voucher, Sandy Neck Light station, Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts c.1860. Early pre- civil war document details cost and payment to local lumber supplier Josiah Hinckley for timber and nails for repairs at Sandy Neck Lighthouse. The eastern tip of Sandy Neck -- a half-mile wide, six-mile long, sandy peninsula on the north side of Cape Cod -- marks the entrance to Barnstable Harbor. Congress appropriated $3,500 for a lighthouse at the eastern tip of the peninsula, a site known as Beach Point, on May 18, 1826. The first lighthouse consisted of a wooden lantern on the roof of a brick keeper's house. The lantern originally held 10 lamps and reflectors, exhibiting a fixed white light 40 feet above mean high water and visible for nine nautical miles. The original lighthouse was replaced in 1857 by the 48-foot brick tower that still stands, slightly north of the first light's location. Dated October 30, 1860, document is signed by the Josiah Hinckley and Lieutenant Charles N Trumbull, Engineer, 1&2 LH Districts. Document is in good condition, as originally folded. Measures 8” x 12 ½”. Rare early Sandy Neck Lighthouse piece. (VG+). $112.

5109L. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod} Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and surrounding fence as a driver with carriage waits. Nice view with great detail, clean, clear. (VG+). $168.

2580. (souvenir image) Wood End Light and Coast Guard Station, Provincetown, Mass. c.1915. Superb oval image appears to be hand colored from a lithograph of the day, possibly from an early postcard. The detail is extraordinary and include Wood End lighthouse tower and keeper’s dwelling, with the life-saving station visible to the right. Piece is glass covered with a metal “frame” for hanging. This is a period piece, not something put together recently. Has been in my collection for 20 years. Quite attractive. (VG). $68.

27125. (commemorative cup/saucer) c.1900. Most unusual set features the Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station, and a wharf scene, Wellfleet, Mass., on a bold cup/saucer combination. This early set is quite large and enhanced by a fluted surface decoration with gilt borders and handle decoration. Bold saucer features a detailed b/w image of  the “Life Saving Station, Wellfleet, Mass”. Attractive cup likewise features a detailed b/w image of a “Wharf Scene, Wellfleet, Mass.” The cup measures 2 ¾” high by 3” in diameter. Saucer measures 5 ½” in diameter. Marked Made in England for Mrs E. B. Ryder, Wellfleet, Mass.”. Set is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold set for display and an exceptionally rare form. (VG+).  $445 set.

  

26206c. (commemorative plate) Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station, Wellfleet , Mass. c.1900. Most desirable piece features the Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station in Wellfleet, Mass. on a bold 7” diameter plate. This early piece is quite large and enhanced by a fluted surface decoration with gilt border. Marked Made in England for Mrs E. B. Ryder, Wellfleet, Mass.”. Plate is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. One of the nicest that I have yet had. (VG+). $445.

 

21144d. (commemorative cup) c.1900. Beautiful bright bold cup features a detailed b/w image of “Bishop and Clerk Lighthouse off  Hyannis”, Mass. Cup is decorated with gilded rim and handle on a bright white body.  Cup measures 3” diameter by 2 ¾”  high. Marked “Made in Germany for Myron G. Bradford, Hyanis, Mass.” A rare light and a bright, beautiful piece. (F-). $186.

11110. (print) Woodys at Monomoy Point Light by John Hutchinson c.1993. This is an authentic, original print from the artist’s water color by Chatham’s own artist, John Hutchinson. This bright rendition measures 10 ½” 6 inches by 14 inches, and is signed and numbered by the artist. “Hutch” had lived for years in Salem on Massachusetts North Shore and summered at a lovely spot near Chatham Lighthouse on the elbow of Cape Cod . Now a permanent resident of Chatham, he has become well known for his maritime and pilot boat views, as well as salt marsh and general coastal. Now nearing his sixties Hutch still paints with vengeance. Today John Hutchinson is one of Massachusetts ’ best known artists his works have been sold all over the east. Wonderful, bright, perfect for framing. Only a few left in the artist’s collection. (F). $110. Reduced $88.

  

22570c. (souvenir creamer) Long Point Light, Provincetown, Mass. 4” high. $285.

 

27240. (souvenir plate) Life Saving Station, Orleans, Mass. 5 ¼”  $325.

  

27247a. (souvenir creamer) Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station, Wellfleet, Mass. 4 ¼” high. $585.

   

27244. (souvenir dish) Monomoy Life Savers at Wychmere, Harwichport, Mass. 3 ¾” diameter. $365.

     

27218a,b. [commemorative butter pat] Striking bright white butter pat, featuring a close b/w image of “Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, Mass.” Prominent Nobska Point was an ideal place for a lighthouse and in 1828 the first lighthouse was built. Butter pat features a large b/w image of the later iron light tower with keeper’s dwelling behind. Today, the charming Victorian dwelling is home to Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Group Woods Hole. Marked “Made in Germany for S. I. Snow, Woods Hole, Mass.” Dish measures 3 ½” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilded rim.  This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the few Nobska lighthouse pieces that I have found. Clean, bright, a striking piece. (VG+). $78.

27300b,c. (souvenir dish) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis, Mass. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated rectangular dish measures 4” x 6 ¼” , with upturned sides. Featured in the center is a large detailed b/w image of the takk granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Made in Germany for Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass.” Clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display, unusually attractive presentation. (F-). $96.

21525c. [paperweight) Heavy glass paperweight featuring an early c.1900 photograph of Cape Cod [Highland) Lighthouse. This rare item features a clear, close photograph of the light tower, flanked on each side by the keeper’s. Nice close, detailed vertical view in this early photo. Slight water stain to the left of the light house, but the tonality of the photograph is excellent, otherwise clean and crisp. Paperweight measures 4" x 2 ¾" x ¾"h. (VG). $86 net.

  

10302. Ferris, Donald L. Cape Cod’s Anthology of Shipwrecks- A Lifetime Exploring the Underwater Shipwrecks of Cape Cod. East Sandwich. 2010. 754p. Soft wraps. Cape Cod’s Anthology of Shipwrecks is the most extensive collection of stories featuring Cape Cod’s nautical past ever written. Exploring the fleet of sunken ships, that litter the ocean bottom off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, author and diver, Don Ferris, takes readers on a journey from one end of Cape Cod and the Islands to the other, as he explores over 75 diveable shipwrecks and describes their sinking, salvage and modern day state. The book features well over 100 photographs and is chock full of Cape Cod historical information and shipwreck lore. These well documented tales of Cape Cod tell the drama of men battling the raging ocean and powerful currents off the Cape’s shores, daring rescues and salvage attempts. It is also full of humorous stories of Mr. Ferris and his friends and their years spent underwater—tangling with everything from locating shipwrecks and artifacts, to fending off sharks. Here you will find the story of the Vanderbilt yacht, ALVA, the world’s most expensive yacht of her day. The steamer Horatio Hall, and her eclectic cargo, which sank off Chatham, MA. The freighter Port Hunter, full of clothing and munitions bound for the American troops in France. Her subsequent salvage and the loss of millions of dollars worth of goods, caused a senatorial scandal and investigation. The tragic loss of the City of Columbus who took over 100 souls to their graves, in clear sight of Martha’s Vineyard, plus many, many more stories. Quite well done, Wonderful reading whether a diver or not, filled with great Cape Cod lore. (M). $34.95. 

9214b. (stereoview) Chatham Twin Lighthouses on Cape Cod by G.H. Nickerson c.1870. Extremely rare early view features the early twin light towers and keeper’s dwelling on Chatham bluffs. The two new brick towers shown were completed in the summer of 1841 to replace the deteriorating early towers. The towers were  each 30 feet tall. A new brick dwelling was connected to both of the towers by covered walkways. In 1857, the lantern rooms were changed as we see here, and each received fourth-order Fresnel lenses. The lamps were fueled by lard oil. A tremendous storm hit Cape Cod in November 1870. Before the storm, the Chatham lights were 228 feet from the edge of the 50-foot bluff. The storm had broken through the outer beaches, and the erosion accelerated. By 1877 the light towers stood only 48 feet from the brink. The Light House Establishment took note of the increased erosion and moved quickly to rebuild the station, across the road and much farther from the edge of the bluff. Two 48-foot, conical cast-iron towers were erected in 1877, along with double one-and-one-half-story wood-frame dwellings for the principal keeper, the assistant keeper, and their families, which we see today. Thus we can date this image to the period 1857-1877. Most likely 1870-1876. View is clear and close, only one spot and some light foxing. Rare early image. (VG). $268.

27240b. (souvenir dish) U.S. Life Saving Station Orleans, Mass. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated oval dish measures 5 5/8” x 4”, with upturned sides. Featured in the center is a detailed b/w image of the expanded Red House-Type life-saving station located abreast of Ponchet Island, Esat Orleans. Backmarked “B.F.H.S. China Made in Austria for J.H. Cummings, Orleans, Mass.” Clean, no cracks or checks, some wear to gilding on rim. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display, attractive presentation. (VG). $210. 

  

10290. (souvenir sugar) Town Cove and Cable Station, Orleans, Mass. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated bold sugar bowl measures 3 ½” diameter by 3 ½” high. Featured is a detailed b/w image of Town Cove with boats at anchor with the cable station on the hill. Backmarked “Made in Germany for A.T. Newcombe, Orleans, Mass.” Clean, no cracks or checks, some wear to gilding on rim. A very detailed, bold item for your display, attractive presentation. (VG+). $198. 

10153. (Pay and Receipt Roll Form) Nobsque [Nobska] Point Light Station, Woods Hole, Cape Cod c.1860. Original pay voucher is signed in hand by each member of the work crew maintaining the lighthouse at Nobsque Point. Dated September 1860, form contains payroll for eight workers including carpenters, mason and painter for the month of September. Includes signature of Charles N. Trumball, Engineer, 1st & 2nd Light House District. This rare document measures 10” x 16” and is overall clean with original folds, very little toning or edge wear. Superb early piece on this interesting light station vessel would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG+). $148.

21435. [paperweight] Heavy glass rectangular paperweight featuring an early c.1900 photograph of Nauset Beach “Three Sisters” Lighthouses, Eastham, Mass. This rare item features a close photograph of the three short white light towers, flanked by the old and new 1 ½-story keeper’s dwellings and out buildings. Photo remains clear and sharp, but Has been damaged by foxing or heat, causing a large darker area through the image is still visible. Measurements 2 ½” x 4” x ¾” h. One of the few such items of this remote Cape Cod light station and most desirable. (G-). $42.

10258. (commemorative dresser tray) c.1900. Unusual bright, large commemorative dresser tray features a large full color image of the “Bishop and Clerk Lighthouse off Hyannis”. Measuring 6 ¼” by 8 ½”, the tray is striking with its crisp image and wide flower decorated and gilded decorative border. Marked “Made in Germany [for] Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass., tray is clean and bright, near fine. ” (F). $185.

6626h. (souvenir creamer) c.1900. Superb large creamer, featuring a detailed full color image of “Highland Light (House) Near Provincetown , Mass. This is one of the more striking that I have found, featuring a very pretty and quite detailed full color image of this tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side. The creamer is of a classic style, enhanced by a short spout and handle on top with a very pretty gilt borders and trim. “Made in Germany .” This beautiful collector’s piece measures 4 ¼”  high x 2 ½” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece, clean and bright, striking. With slight closed age crack on back only, barely visible.  (VG+). $88 net.

6660o. (souvenir bowl) Superb large, white commemorative bowl, featuring a detailed brown on white image of “Highland Light (House) Cape Cod , Mass. This is one of the larger pieces that I have found, featuring a very pretty and quite detailed brown toned image of this tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side. Marked “Weiman Made in Germany for O. Snow & Son, Provincetown , Mass. ”. This beautiful collector’s piece measures 6 1/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a colored raised floral decoration around the inside rim, with gilt accents. Clean, bright, rarely  if ever used. A bright, crisp piece, near fine. (VG+).  $89 net.

  

 6660g. Cape Cod Lighthouse Commemorative Plate This lighthouse plate is quite beautiful, and features six vintage images including Cape Cod (Highland) Light, Nauset Light, Old Cape Cod Windmill, Beach Scene and Old Fisherman. The detailed images are of rose-maroon on white hand crafted porcelain, with a beautiful, bright rose floral border. This plate was probably made in 1930’s - 50’s for the tourist trade. This is a bright and pretty item for display or for gift giving and is certainly a collectors’ item. 7 5/8” diameter. (VG). $68.

6660n,r. (souvenir plate) Superb blue on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of "Highland Light Cape Cod Mass." Plate features a large, detailed image of the tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side, surrounded by a 1 ½" shell border in deep blue on white. "The Adams Souvenir Series. W. Adams & Co. Tunstall, England. Est. 1652. Made in England for E. O. Snow & Son, Provincetown, Mass." Also with the lion logo of "Jones, McDuffee & Stratton, Boston". This large collectible measures 7 ¾" in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the nicest Highland Light pieces that I have yet found. A bright, crisp piece. (VG+). $168 net.

6660c. (souvenir dish) A bright commemorative dish featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the "Highland Light, Cape Cod, Mass)." c. 1900. This dish quite striking, with a bold, detailed image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side. This pretty dish measures 4 7/8" in diameter and is quite bold with the 2 ½" image on the stark white body. "Made in Germany for O. Snow & Son, Provincetown, Mass.". A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, a few original faint marks in glazing. Very little if any wear. (VG+). $98 net.

8497. (souvenir vase) c.1900 A superb, petite little commemorative vase featuring a beautiful, detailed full color image of "Highland Light [house), Provincetown, Mass." The beautiful little vase measures 5 ¼"h in high and 2 ½" in diameter, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim and ornate handles on the sides. Very clean, no cracks or checks, a very detailed, pretty little item for your display and quite rare Cape Cod lighthouse piece. (VG). $68.

     

27246. (souvenir cup/saucer) Nauset 3 Sisters Lights, Orleans Mill, Cape Cod, Mass. Cup 2 ½” high, saucer 5 3/8”. $365.

  

937c. (souvenir plate) Highland Light, North Truro, Mass. 7”. $265. 

2778b. (commemorative dish) c.1900. Superb bright white souvenir plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Nobska Light Woods Hole, Falmouth Mass. ” Dish features a good size, detailed color image of the tall white iron light tower and keeper’s dwelling, surrounded by a decorative rim enhanced by gilt borders. Marked “Made in Germany for Harry S. Bourne, Falmouth, Mass.” This rare collectible measures 3 ½” by 5 ” oval and would enhance any display. Unusually bright, clean, a beautiful piece. (VG+). $295 net. 

7223. Small, Isaac M., CAPE COD STORIES. New Bedford. 1934. 95pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the buildings and lore of the outer cape including the lighthouses, life-saving and the wrecks of the day as well as life on the outer Cape , this is a most interesting and valuable piece. Includes a short biography and a bit about his life living at Highland Lighthouse. Well illustrated with 21 photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only a little wear and soiling to wraps, a very good copy and most difficult to find. (VG). $98.

341. Trayser, Donald G and Alice Alberta Lowe. Eastham, Massachusetts 1651 – 1951. Eastham Tercentenary Committee. 1951. 184p. Soft wraps. Well illustrated with vintage photos. Wonderful outer Cape reading, full of information on the lighthouses, the Life-Saving and Coast Guard and the wrecks of the day, founding and early history, homes and much more. Quite difficult to find. Clean, tight, light wear. (VG). $54.

96626j. (souvenir cream pitcher). Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod, Mass. c.1900. A full 7" tall, 7" spout to handle - the largest that I have ever seen. "Adams, England. Made for Te Town Crier Gift Shop, Provincetown, Mass. (VG+). $565.

5109k. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod] Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings. In front stands the keeper in uniform as a second gentleman watches from the tower gallery. . Wonderful view, clear and close, just a bit of foxing to upper corner. (VG). $225.

5109J. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod} Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson & Smith, Provincetown , Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings, out buildings and surrounding fence as a driver with carriage waits. Nice view with good detail, light foxing, light wear, one tack hole in margin from display, slightly dark. (VG-). $144.

27411. (souvenir dish) Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station, Wellfleet , Mass. c.1900. Most unusual and attractive piece features the Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station in Wellfleet, Mass. on a bold 6 ¼” moon-shaped dish. This early piece is quite large and enhanced by a decorative edge with gilt border. Marked “Carlsbad BFHS China Made in Austria for P. W. Higgins, Wellfleet, Mass.”. Dish is clean, bright, no chips or cracks or wear, near fine condition. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. One of the nicest that I have yet had. (F-). $495. 

27412. (souvenir dish) Billingsgate Light House (Wellfleet Point), Wellfleet , Mass. c.1900. Most unusual and attractive piece features the Billingsgate Light House (Wellfleet Point), in Wellfleet, Mass. on a bold 6 ¼” moon-shaped dish. This early piece is quite large and enhanced by a decorative edge with gilt border. Marked “Carlsbad BFHS China Made in Austria for P. W. Higgins, Wellfleet, Mass.”. Dish is clean, bright, no chips or cracks or wear, near fine condition. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. One of the nicest that I have yet had. (F-). $495. 

27300f. (souvenir sugar) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. Lovely bowl in a bright white, features a detailed b/w image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Made in Germany for Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis , Mass. ” Round bowl with fluited rim, measures 3 ¾” in diameter. Clean, no cracks or checks, light wear. A pretty little item for your display. (VG+). $124.

21452. (souvenir plate) High Head Life Saving Station, Provincetown, Mass. c.1900. Lovely large gilt decorated, crème and rose colored, round plate measures a full 7 ¾” in diameter. Featured in the center is a large detailed b/w image of the early High Head 1882-Type Life Saving Station. Backmarked “Made in Germany for D. S. Carlow & Co., Provincetown, Mass. ” Clean, no cracks or checks, light wear to edge gilding. A bright, very detailed item for your display, unusually attractive presentation. (VG). $295.

1070. (copy photo) RACE POINT COAST GUARD CREW, Provincetown, Massachusetts c.1940’s. 8 ½” x 11”. Superb, crystal clear image from original photo, shows the Race point Coast Guard crew in winter blues, moving the surfboat on its carriage. Behind can be seen the station drill pole. Amazingly clear, digital print, perfect for framing. Shipped flat. $17.95.

28371. (mounted photo) Long Point Lighthouse, Provincetown, Mass. c.1900. Good clear view shows the early light station including the square tower, keeper’s dwelling, fog bell tower and more guarding the Provincetown harbor. View is clear with only light foxing and soiling, some marks to mount only. Image measures 2” x 2 ¾”. (VG-). $48.

937d. (commemorative plate) A bright sky blue commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod , Mass. c. 1900. This piece quite striking, with a clear, detailed image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side, set against the white sky behind. This pretty piece measures 7 ¾”  in diameter and is quite bold with the 2 ¾” gilt bordered image on the brightly colored sky blue body. Marked “Made in Germany for D. S. Carlow & Co., Providencetown[sic], Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, light edge wear. (VG). $178.

  

26206d. (commemorative plate) Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station, Wellfleet , Mass. c.1900. Most desirable piece features the Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station in Wellfleet, Mass. on a bold 7” diameter plate. This early piece is quite large and enhanced by a fluted surface decoration with gilt border. Marked Made in England for Mrs. E. B. Ryder, Wellfleet, Mass.”. Plate is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. One of the nicest that I have yet had. (F-).   $445. 

28400b. (cabinet photo) Blackfish Ashore at Blackfish Creek, South Wellfleet. November 17th, 1884. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view is by Nickerson Photographer, Provincetown, and provides an unusually close, clear view of hundreds of Blackfish on the beach in Wellfleet as workers work to harvest their bounty for processing. On the back is a printed label by the photographer, noting: “Blackfish. Monster Visitors From the Briny Deep. Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet. The capture of fifteen hundred of these fish at Blackfish Creek, South Wellfleet, Nov. 17th, 1884, by the people of Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet, was one of the most exciting scenes in the annals of the coast fishery. These fish were attracted to our shores by the large quantity of squid and herring on which they feed. They are very valuable for the fine oil they make for use on watches and other delicate machinery. It is estimated that the number captured were worth about $25,000. Some of them weighing two tons apiece.”  View is clear, just a bit of soiling and one bright spot. Overall a very good view. (VG-). $125.

  

1048. [Victorian commemorative covered box] Most attractive, rare wooden Victorian covered wooden shot glass container features a beautiful b/w lithograph of the “Bishop’s & Clerks Light, Hyannis, Mass." c.1900. A pretty little piece, the box is of hardwood, varnished and measures 3 ¼”h by 2 5/8” top diameter, tapering to a base of 2” diameter. Box has a removable round top which is enhanced by a decorative rim. The pretty image measures about 1 ¾” oval and shows the tall granite light tower and entranceway, as well as the unusual fog bell tower on the rocky shoal. Inside the box was once a fine shot glass. Such wooden Victorian era commemorative pieces, known as Mauchlineware, are exceptionally difficult to find and are quite pretty for display. Clean, very little wear. Most Rare!  $188.

  

1034. (souvenir spoon) c.1900. Charming commemorative spoon bears a lovely engraved image of the early Three “Sisters” lighthouses on Cape Cod’s Nauset Beach in Eastham. This beautiful old sterling silver souvenir spoon dates to about 1900,  featuring on the handle in a very nice pattern. In the bowl it has most expertly hand engraved sea shore view with a cliff, keeper’s house and the three wooden light towers. Engraved is “Nauset Lights, Cape Cod”. This rare piece measures 5 ¼” long and is in excellent condition. On the back marked “D” for William B. Durgin Co. and “STERLING”. A nicely detailed commemorative piece and an extremely rare location. (VG+). $185.

2321e. (souvenir creamer) Old Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass. c.1900. A lovely, bright, gilt decorated commemorative creamer featuring a large, detailed, clear b/w image of the old  twin Chatham lights on Cape Cod. The superb piece measures 3 ¾” high and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim on the handle and on the rim. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two early stone light towers and the 1 ½ story keeper's dwelling. Labeled "Made in Germany (for) S. Rogers & Son, Chatham, Mass." Very clean, no cracks or checks, little if any wear. A very detailed, striking piece for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece. As nice as they come. (F-). $288.

7179. (souvenir dish) MONOMOY LIFE SAVERS AT WYCHMERE HARWICHPORT, MASS. c.1900. Superb commemorative heart-shaped dish bears a detailed b/w image of the Monomoy life savers standing up, posing as they arrive in their surfboat. Commemorative pieces featuring Life Saving Service images from the Monomoy area of Cape Cod are extremely rare and desirable and we have been only able to find a few in our career. This is certainly one of the nicer pieces yet found. Extremely attractive dish measures  5” in diameter. Large b/w image is extremely detailed right down to the facial hair. Marked “Made in Germany for A. N. Smalley, Harwichport , Mass. ”. Only very light wear only to rim. (VG+). $185.

   

27246c. (souvenir cup) Nauset 3 Sisters Lights, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and handle decoration. Bold cup features a detailed b/w image of the “three sisters” lighthouses and keeper’s house in Eastham. Before the advent of a lighthouse lens that could produce a flash, three lighthouses were utilized in Eastham to aid mariners in recognizing the location. The three light towers were replaced by a single cast iron light tower, moved up from Chatham, in 1923. The cup measures 2 ¼ ” high by 2 ¼” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] A. T. Newcomb, Orleans, Mass.”. Cup is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge and handle. An unusually bright, bold piece for display. (VG+). $158.

27246b. (commemorative cup/saucer) Nauset 3 Sisters Lights, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. Most unusual set features a detailed b/w image of the “three sisters” lighthouses and keeper’s house in Eastham on the saucer and the “Old Mill, Orleans, Mass. Built 1756”on a bold cup in this set. This early set is quite large and enhanced by a gilt borders and handle decoration. The cup measures 2 ” high by 3” in diameter. Saucer measures 5 1/8” in diameter. Marked “Made in England for J. H. Cummings, Orleans, Mass.”. Set is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, little if any wear. An unusually bright, bold set for display and an exceptionally rare form. (F-). $248 set.

10112. (souvenir saucer) Snow Library, Orleans, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim. Bold saucer features a detailed b/w image of the Snow Library in Orleans surrounded by trees. The saucer measures 4 ¾” in diameter and is marked “Made in England for J. H. Cummings, Orleans, Mass.”. Saucer is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, little if any wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold piece for display. (F-). $48.

C20342. [chart facsimile]. PRELIMINARY CHART OF MONOMOY HARBOR , MASSACHUSETTS . US Coast and Geodetic Survey. 1854. Size 18”w x 24”h. From early Coast Survey, large detailed hand colored facsimile chart shows coastal Chatham including Stage Harbor and Nauset beach south to Monomoy Point. Included on the chart are Chatham and Monomoy Point lights. Also includes many roads, all shoals and bars, and much more. Chart is quite desirable for framing and would enhance any room. Wonderful for matting and framing. (M). $26.

992c. (souvenir cup / saucer) The cup is decorated with a beautiful image of the "Long Point Light, Provincetown, Mass." and includes the keeper’s dwellings, fog bell and out buildings. The saucer has a view entitled "Steamer Longfellow" seen pulling into Provincetown harbor. The cup measures 2 ” in height, the saucer 4 ¼” in diameter. Marked “Made In Germany for D. S. Carlowa Co, Provincetown, Mass”. Superb set, clean, with only light wear to gilded edges. (VG+). $228 net.

   

6660z. (souvenir plate) Superb full color image on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Cape Cod Light, Highlands of Cape Cod , Mass. Plate features a large, detailed image of the tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side, surrounded by a gilt border on the stark white plate. This attractive collectible measures a full 6 ¼”  in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany ”. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the nicest Highland Light pieces that I have found. Clean, only light wear to gilding, a bright, crisp piece. (VG). $145 net.

   

 6660u. (souvenir dish) A bright commemorative dish featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the “Highland Light, Cape Cod ,  [Mass).” c. 1900. This dish quite striking, with a bold, detailed image of the tall masonry light tower with the keeper’s dwellings and fence  to each side. This pretty dish measures 5 ½”  in diameter and is quite crisp and bright,  with the image on the stark white body with gilt decorated serrated edge. “ Carlsbad BFHS China . Made in Austria for P. W. Higgins, Wellfleet , Mass. ”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, only faint wear to gilding.  (VG+). $94 net.

6660v. [plate) Superb full color image on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Cape Cod Light, Highlands of Cape Cod, Mass.” Plate features a large, detailed image of the tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side, surrounded by a gilt border on the large stark white plate. This large collectible measures a full 8 5/8”  in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany” “Made for I. E. Small, No. Truro, Mass.”. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the nicest Highland Light pieces that I have found. Clean, little if any wear, a bright, crisp piece. (F-). $185 net.

1078. (engraved photo plate) Peaked Hill Bar Life Saving Station, Provincetown, Cape Cod c.1898 by E. A. Perry. Fine early engraved photo plate disbound from early Cape Cod view booklet, provides a fine close view of this expanded Red House-type station. This was one of the original nine stations which were erected on Cape Cod in 1872. The first keeper, David H. Atkins, was appointed in 1872 at the age of 34, with 22 years experience as a surfman. On November 30, 1880, Keeper Atkins and two of his crew died trying to assist the sloop C. E. Trumbull with a cargo of coal for ballast and a crew of six, when she stranded in a violent northwest gale on the outer bar in the neighborhood of the station. Plate measures 5” x 7” and is clean, one clight fold to corner. (VG). $26.

 

6660aa. (souvenir candy dish) One of the larger commemorative dishes, a superb, bright, tan, gilt edged commemorative dish featuring two detailed  b/w images, one of the “Highland Light House, Cape Cod” and  the second of “Provincetown, Mass looking from Harbor”. Quite distinctive, items this large are most difficult to find. Measures 10”, and with a  raised edge enhanced by a petite, decorative gilt border. “Made for O Snow & Son in England”. Little wear but with two chips to rim, the most noticeable (upper left) being about 1”.Light overall age crazing but still a  very large, pretty display piece. (G+). $58 net.  

5109k. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod] Lighthouse, North Truro , Mass. c.1890. by Nickerson, Provincetown , Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented close view of the tall masonry first order light tower with two attached keeper’s dwellings. In front stands the keeper in uniform as a second gentleman watches from the tower gallery. . Wonderful view, clear and close, just a bit of foxing to upper corner. (VG). $225.

 

6660bb (souvenir dish) Superb full color image on white dish, featuring a close and detailed image of “The Cliffs, Highlands of Cape Cod , Mass. Dish features a large, detailed image of the tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side, perched on the high clay pounds of North Truro. Surrounded by a gilt border on the turned up fluted edges, this large collectible measures 5” across. Marked “Made in Austria for Jessie Taylor Matheson, Provincetown, Mass. ”. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the more distinctive Highland Light pieces that I have found. Clean, little if any wear, one very small chip to edge and some light stress cracks. Still, a bright, crisp piece. (G+).  $48 net.  

  

1048. [Victorian commemorative covered box] Most attractive, rare wooden Victorian covered wooden shot glass container features a beautiful b/w lithograph of the “Bishop’s & Clerks Light, Hyannis, Mass." c.1900. A pretty little piece, the box is of hardwood, varnished and measures 3 ¼”h by 2 5/8” top diameter, tapering to a base of 2” diameter. Box has a removable round top which is enhanced by a decorative rim. The pretty image measures about 1 ¾” oval and shows the tall granite light tower and entranceway, as well as the unusual fog bell tower on the rocky shoal. Inside the box was once a fine shot glass. Such wooden Victorian era commemorative pieces, known as Mauchlineware, are exceptionally difficult to find and are quite pretty for display. Clean, very little wear. Most Rare!  $188.

7456p. (souvenir cup/saucer) A bright, rose colored  gilt decorated commemorative cup with saucer features a full color image of the Highland Light House, Cape Cod, Mass. Quite rare and distinctive, the cup measures 2” tall and is enhanced by decorative gilt framing around the image, and gilt border around the rim and the petite handle. The nice bright color image shows the tall light tower with attached keeper’s dwellings on each side. Shown quite close, the image is nicely done and quite attractive. The decorated saucer measures 4 ¼” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany for I. M. Small, North Truro, Mass.” Clean, bright, a charming piece. (VG+). $78 net.

 

   

27413. (souvenir bowl) c.1900. Most unusual piece measures a full 10 ½” in diameter by 3” high, and features a lovely large hand painted image of Cape Cod’s Highland Light House, North Truro, Mass. This early piece is quite distinctive and the largest that I have ever had. It is enhanced by a hand painted rose floral decoration with a gilt decorated on light green rim. Marked “Wheelock Made in Vienna, Austria for I. Morton Small, North Truro, Mass. Clean, bright, no chips or cracks, as nice as we have yet had. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. (F-). $865.

28107b. (commemorative dish) A striking, bright commemorative dish featuring a beautiful clear, detailed b/w image of the “Highland Light [House] Cape Cod , Mass.” c. 1900. This dish quite striking, with a bold, detailed image of the tall masonry light tower with the two keeper dwellings to each side as a horse and buggy with driver waits in front. This pretty dish measures 5 5/8” in diameter and is quite bold with the large image on the bright white body and gilt-decorated turned up sides. Marked “Made in Germany for J. Morton Small, Highlands, No. Truro, Mass.”. A very attractive piece. Clean, bright, no wear. (F-).  $185 net.

27300d. (souvenir dish) Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse, Hyannis , Mass. c.1900. Lovely dish decorated in a bright rose pattern, features in the center is a large detailed full color image of the tall granite light and attached fog bell tower perched on the rocky shoal off Hyannis in Nantucket Sound. Backmarked “Altenburg China Made in Germany for W.D. Baker, Hyannis , Mass. ” Oval dish with upturnd sides measures 5 ¾” x 6 ¾”. Clean, no cracks or checks, little wear. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display, unusually attractive presentation. (VG+). $134.

27125b. (commemorative cup/saucer) c.1900. Most unusual set features the “Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station" and a "Wharf Scene, Wellfleet, Mass.” on a bold cup/saucer combination. This early set is quite large and enhanced by a gilt borders and handle decoration. Bold cup likewise features a detailed b/w image of a “Life Saving Station, Wellfleet, Mass”. Attractive saucer likewise features a detailed b/w image of  the “Wharf Scene, Wellfleet, Mass.” The cup measures 2 ¼ ” high by 2 ¼” in diameter. Saucer measures 4 7/8” in diameter. Marked Made in England for Mrs. E. B. Ryder, Wellfleet, Mass.”. Set is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold set for display and an exceptionally rare form. (VG+).  $395 set.

   

25378c. (souvenir trivet) Highland Light[house) Near Provincetown, Mass. c.1900. A large, detailed commemorative trivet or hotplate featuring a quite large, detailed full color image on an emerald green background of the Highland Lighthouse in North Truro, Mass. This bright distinctive piece is round and measures 6 ½” in diameter and is enhanced by a raised rim. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the lighthouse, two keeper’s houses and adjacent area. Clean, no cracks or checks, only light wear to rim. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. (VG+).  $118.

 22570b. (souvenir creamer) c.1900 A remarkable little commemorative creamer featuring a detailed full color image of “End of Cape Cod [Long Point Light), Provincetown, Mass.”. The petite little piece measures 3 ¼” high and is enhanced by a rose color background and pretty gilt decorated handle and  rim. Labeled “Made in Germany, hand painted for Jonroth Studios.” Clean, no cracks or checks, only very light wear. A pretty little piece for your display and a wonderful Cape Cod lighthouse collectible. (VG). $68.

26293. (souvenir dish) c.1900. Unusual bright, large commemorative dish featuring a large sepia image of the “Bishop and Clerk Lighthouse off Hyannis”. Measuring 6 ¼” diameter by 1 ½” high, the dish is striking with its crisp image and wide gilded decorative border. Marked “Made in Germany [for) Myron G. Bradford, Hyannis, Mass., dish is clean and bright, near fine. ” (F). $285.

21144c. (souvenir cup) c.1900. Beautiful bold cup or mug deatures a detailed b/w image of “Bishop and Clerk Light, Hyannisport, Mass”. Cup is decorated with gilded borders and leaf decoration on a bright cobalt blue upper and lower border. Cup measures 2 5/8” diameter by 3” high. Marked “Germany.” A rare light. (VG+). $166.

20315b. (souvenir trivet) c.1900. “Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham, Mass.” A detailed commemorative trivet featuring a detailed full color hand painted period image of the twin "Chatham Lights." The superb trivet is round and measures 6 ¼” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim on the rim. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the two iron light towers, the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling and out buildings. Marked “Made in Germany for John J. Howes, Chatham, Mass.” Clean, no cracks or checks, a very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually bright piece. (VG). $168.

2321c . (souvenir creamer) c.1898. Attractive, stout creamer, featuring a detailed full color image of the “Twin Lights, Chatham Mass. " The superb creamer is quite large and measures 3 5/8” high and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim on the rim and handle. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of one of the two iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling. Not marked, dating this piece prior to 1898. Clean, little if any wear, hand colored. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Attractive piece. (VG+). $148  

  

29366. Barnard, Ruth L. A History of Early Orleans. Taunton. 1975. Limited edition. 158p. Stiff maroon wraps. Published for The Orleans Historical Society, this is a very nice collectible historical / genealogical limited edition reference covering the history of early Orleans from the “first comers in 1644” to the early years of the Twentieth Century. Numerous chapters cover: The Indians at Plymouth, "First Comers" in 1644; The Second Pilgrim Settlement at Nauset; Eastham's Mayflower Passengers; "Second Comers" to Nauset; Tracts of Land Granted to New Comers; "Second Comer" Richard Knowles; First Settlers in the Bay Colony; Early Town Records of South Precinct of Eastham; The Early Church; Early Schools; The Wreck of the Pirate Ship "Whidah"; South Precinct Church, Residents in Tonset at Division of Orleans from Eastham 1797; Residents in Central Part of Orleans 1797; Residents at Rock Harbor 1797; Residents at Namskaket 1797; Residents at South Orleans 1797; The War of the Revolution; Isaac Snow Revolutionary War Patriot; Revolutionary War Men listed as Eastham; Revolutionary War Veterans Buried in Orleans Cemetery; Whalers and Fishermen; Windmills and Tidemills; Saltworks; War of 1812 and the Battle of Rock Harbor; "War Asea and Ashore"; Orleans Men in the Civil War; United States Life Saving Service (U.S.L.S.S.); Wrecks on Nauset Shores; Orleans Congregational Church Records, Sea-Faring Wives and Daughters; Shore Biographies of some of the Sea-Faring Men; Captain Joseph H. Cummings; Captain Josiah Sparrow Cummings; Captain Seth Doane; The Kendrick-Kenrick Families; Alonzo, Seth and Simeon Kingman; Captain Dean Gray Linnell; Captain Ebenezer Harding Linnell; Captain John Linnell; Valentine Sherman; David Snow; Captain Edwin A. Studley; Captain Joseph D. Taylor; Captain Joshua N. Taylor, The Baptist Church; The Reformed Methodist Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church; The Universalist Church; Inns and Some Houses; Some Snow Families; Orleans Centennial Celebration, Bay View Park; Orleans Libraries; The French Telegraph Cable Company; Early Nineteen Hundreds; A "Reuben's Time"; "Bake" Shops; The "Meat Cart"; Notes from Town Reports; The Enemy on Orleans Doorstep July 21, 1918. Illustrations include: Old Northeast School, South District School, Orleans 1888 or 89, East Orleans Mill. Salt Works at Eastham, Soldiers' Monument on Monument Road, Orleans Life Saving Station, Captain Joseph D. Taylor's House, later Barley Neck Inn, David H. Bessom's Store, established by Lot Higgins, View of town looking north circa 1890, The Shattuck House Hotel, W.H. Snow and Sons store circa 1920, French Cable Station 1890, Railroad Station Orleans, Maps on endpapers from 1880 and 1907, and more. Only very light rubbing at corner, overall clean and tight. (VG+). $68.

29282. (lot 4 photos) Wings Neck Light Station, Pocasset, Mass. c.1950. Great lot of four professional photos taken by Harrison Photos provide views from the air, from a ship and from the light tower in the winter. Wonderful clear, close b/w photos measure 8” x 10”. (VG). $64.

2321d . (commemorative creamer) c.1900. Early, attractive, stout creamer, featuring a detailed full color image of the Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham Mass. The superb creamer is quite large and measures 3 5/8” high and is 4” in diameter, and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim around the upper body. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of  the two iron light towers and the clipped-gable keeper's dwelling, and out-building. Marked “Altenburg China, Made in Germany for A. Howes, Chatham, Mass.” Clean, only light wear, hand colored. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Chatham lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Attractive piece. (VG+).  $224

29175a,b. [original lithograph] HIGHLAND LIGHTHOUSE – CAPE COD c.1894. 8” x 10” on original buff stock. This is one of only a few remaining examples of this superb rendition of the proud masonry light tower and keeper’s dwellings guarding North Truro’s clay bluffs. In front sits a carriage drawn by two horses, and finely dressed driver posing for the camera. Print has been carefully removed from Our Land and Country: A Panorama of 400 years’ American Progress, published in 1894 by The Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Mass. This is truly a wonderful image with great detail and would grace any wall. Lithograph is bright and clean. A wonderful find! (VG). $54.

2484. Jennings, Herman A. Provincetown, or, Odds and Ends from the Tip End. Yarmouthport. 1890. 212p. Wonderful historical account of early life and businesses in the area. Some wear. (VG-). $125.

 

 

27184b. (cabinet view) Old Highland Mill and Margaretta H. Weston Home, North Truro c.1891 by W. M. Smith, Provincetown, Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view on yellow mount provides an early view of the Margaretta H. Weston home near Highland Lighthouse in  North Truro, with the old Highland Mill on the hill behind. Inscribed in pencil on the back “Margaretta H Weston – Aug. 19 1891”. Wonderful rare view, fine contrast, clear, a bit of light foxing. (VG-). $124.

 

  

 

29301. Lincoln, Joseph C. Cape Cod Stories. Wake-Brook House. Nd. c.1972. Cloth wraps. 291p. Numbered No. 42 of 250 copies. This collection of eleven short stories was originally published by A.S.Barnes Co., in 1907, under the title "The Old Home House". In 1912 it was reprinted by A.L. Burt Co., with the title changed to "Cape Cod Stories". This edition was in 1972 reprinted by Wake-Brook House with this same title, in a distinctive hand-crafted binding using varied fabrics. Stories included are: Two Pairs of Shoes, The Count and the Manager, The South Shore Weather Bureau, The Dog Star, The Mare and the Motor, The Mark on the Door, The Love of Lobelia 'Ankins, The Antiquers, The Meanness of Rosy, His Native Heath, and Jonesy. 6” x 9”. The front fly leaf contains a dedication and is price-clipped, only light wear, but is otherwise in very good condition. (VG). $38.

29249. Rogers, Anne J. and David P. MacAdam. Mill Cove, Chatham, Massachusetts. Privately published. 2002. 76pp. Illus. Soft-cover. Signed and numbered of one thousand copies by the authors. A fine copy. An account of the Mill Pond area of Chatham, Ma. on Cape Cod. Authors remark that their book is desire to preserve and disseminate original, historical material that exists as rough memories, handwritten notes, clippings, snapshots, and postcards handed down through time. Includes wonderful accounts of the Monomoy Weir and Fish Company, Tom Gill’s Boatyard, life around Mill Cove at the turn of the century, the Shanty Era, the Monomoy Disaster and the loss of the life-saving crew, shipwrecks and much more. Wonderful Cape Cod reading. (F-). $19.95.

29342. Carpenter, Edmund J. Provincetown – The Tip of Cape Cod . The New England Magazine. c.1900. pp. 533-548 disbound. Illustrated with 17 photographic images including Long Point L i ghthouse, Peaked Hill Bar Life-Saving St ation, town scenes and more. This interesting article details the history and charm of the town of Provincetown on Cape Cod ’s tip. The article provides quite a bit of information about the history of the region at the turn of the century, including early explorers to the area, the first settlers, prominent men during the early years and religious activities. There's also information on growth and development of the town, churches, interaction with Native Americans and more. More contemporary information includes an overall description of the town, the churches and other public buildings, notable private residences, the Life Saving Service, local landmarks, numerous historical anecdotes, and more. Great reading. (VG+). $34

2267. [commemorative coin] 1 ¼”  coin commemorating the Centennial of the Peak of the U. S. Life Saving Service in Chatham, Cape Cod Mass. Issued in 1983, the face has a raised figure of a lifesaver on foul weather gear with lantern and flare in hand, with “Surfman” in raised letters to his right and “U.S. Life Saving Service” to his left with “Chatham Massachusetts 1/2 troy ounces, .999 fine silver” around border. Obverse has raised scene of surfboat being rowed to a wrecked ship during a violent storm with “Lifesavers Of Chatham Peak Of Service Centennial 1883 1983” around border. Coin comes in its original fitted maroon velveteen box which has Cape Cod Mint in silver letters on white satin inside cover.  Each bronze and silver coin is one of only 1000 minted by Larry Williams of Cape Cod Mint in 1983. This remains a fine, sought after Cape Cod life-saving commemorative piece. (M). Silver $74 net (sold out) . Bronze $58 net.  

28338. (newspaper) B.H.A. Collins Appointed Keeper, Nauset Light House, Eastham, Cape Cod. New York Daily Tribune. August 11, 1843. Short 1” column notes that “Mr. B.H.A. Collins, of Eastham, Mass. who was elected to the last Legislature out of charity for his lameness and poverty by the Whigs of his town, and sold out his party to the Loco Pocos, giving them the control of the State Government, has just been appointed by John Tyler Keeper of Light House on Cape Cod; This appointment reflects equal credit on Collins and Tyler.” Keeper B. H. A. Collins served at Nauset (Three Sisters) Lighthouse from 1843-1849, when the political party in office changed, and again from 1853-1861. Interesting note on the politics of the time and important Cape Cod lighthouse item. Full newspaper contains 4 large pages with interesting early articles of the day, only light occasional foxing, expected wear. (VG).  $36. (photo image not included) 

28163. (lithograph) Old Harbor Life Saving Station, Race Point, Provincetown by Clark M. Goff. Prolific illustrator and architectural artist Clark M. Goff is from West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard and over the years has produced a number of prints and cards featuring noted New England locations, particularly along the Massachusetts coast. This wonderful b/w print measures 5” x 7” and has been matted and framed to 8 ¾” x 10 ¾”. Clean, crisp, nice view. (VG+). $36.

25390. CAPE COD . Ballou’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. 1856. Exquisite hand colored double-page, 14”x21”,  article with multiple engravings offering a glimpse of the life along outer Cape Cod . Beautiful, large, hand colored scenes include Highland Light House, Truro ; Race Point Light; Pond Village in Truro ; View of Provincetown from the Harbor; Truro Beach ; and the Old Windmill near Highland Light. Interesting article details the areas and history of the outer Cape Cod area. This too is definitely one for display. Very nice condition, fold intact, very clean. (VG+) $76.

27449. (copy) Diary of Joshua Hardy, Light Keeper, Chatham Twin Lights, Chatham , Mass c.1870-1895. Typed transcript of the diary of Light Keeper Joshua Hardy kept while keeper of Chatham ’s twin lighthouses c.1870-1895. Includes great account of life at the lights, shipwrecks, repairs and operation of the lights, fish ashore and more. Great reading or for for research. 17 pages, spiral bound. $8

27450. (copy) United States Life-Saving Service Wreck Reports – Old Harbor Station 1898 – 1913. Typed transcript of the official wreck report book kept by Keeper Hezekiah F. Doane, who was keeper at the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station during this period. Reports date from May 24, 1898 to August 14, 1913. Includes all aspects of the rescues, vessel type and situation, apparatus used, lives saves and much more. 30 pages, spiral bound. $10.

27451. (copy) United States Life-Saving Service Wreck Reports – Monomoy Station 1883 – 1915. Typed transcript of the official wreck report book kept by the Keeper at the Monomoy Life-Saving Station during this period. Reports date from November 17, 1883 to May 28, 1915. Includes all aspects of the rescues, vessel type and situation, apparatus used, lives saves and much more. 62 pages, spiral bound. $16.

28316. Robinson, William F. CAPE COD - Henry David Thoreau's Complete Text, with the Journey Recreated in Pictures. New York Graphic Society. 1985. 230p. DJ. 10¼" x 9¾" Hardcover edition. Beautifully illustrated with black and white photos, reproductions of historic prints, etc. In 1865, three years after the death of Henry David Thoreau, his sister published a series of his essays and other material under the title "Cape Cod." In the Cape Cod essays, Thoreau chronicled his visits to the Cape, which consisted of long, rambling walks along the shore and seaside villages in 1849, 1850, 1855 and 1857. "The Cape Cod of Thoreau's day was as compelling a place as it is to us today," writes author William F. Robinson, "It stood apart from the mid-nineteenth century New England of ever-growing industrial cities -- as an exotic landscape of barren vistas, inhabited by Puritans and Pilgrims little changed from colonial days." The book was well-received and over the years affection for it continued to grow. “Thoreau's accounts are so vivid that the armchair traveler comes away from Cape Cod with a heightened understanding and a desire to view all that Thoreau describes. The reader wants to see the visual backdrop to this absorbing commentary."  It was that last sentiment which drove Robinson to publish Cape Cod - Henry David Thoreau's Complete Text. Herin the author recreated Thoreau’s journey pictures. Using modern and historical photographs, old prints, paintings and rare maps, Robinson depicts the Cape as Thoreau saw it -- the Cape's strange landscape, its fascinating inhabitants, and the many wonders of its shore, plant life, animal life and atmosphere. As the dustjacket states, "This special marriage of text and image not only depicts the historical place as Thoreau described it but also captures the essential spirit of Cape Cod. A beautiful work, wonderful reading. (VG). $36.

29183. Vuilleumier, Marion. Sketches of Old Cape Cod. A Guide to Ninety Fascinating Places on Cape Cod. Butterworth Company. 2nd. 1980. 90p. Soft wraps. Sketches and descriptions of ninety historic and fascinating attractions hidden away from visitors on Cape Cod. From Bourne to Provincetown and every place in between. (VG). $6.

 

2897a. Small, Isaac M., TRUE STORIES OF CAPE COD.  Buzzards Bay. 1934. 95pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the buildings and lore of the outer cape including the lighthouses, life-saving and the wrecks of the day as well as life on the outer Cape, this is a most interesting and valuable piece. Includes a short biography and a bit about his life living at Highland Lighthouse. Well illustrated with 21 photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only very little wear to wraps, en excellent copy and most difficult to find. (VG+).  $88 net.

5416c,e. Small, Isaac M., JUST A LITTLE ABOUT THE LOWER CAPE FROM PROVINCETOWN TO BREWSTER and the Journey of the Mayflower Pilgrims. North Truro , MA . May 1st, 1926. 71pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village , North Truro in 1845, Mr. Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the lighthouses, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only light wear to wraps, few edge stains. (VG) $108 net.

2894. (advertising window card) Small, Isaac M., CAPE COD STORIES c.1930’s. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod   provide a solid background for his pamphlets chronicling the history and tales of the area. Window advertising card measures 9” x 11” and promoted his book Cape Cod Stories for $1.00, on sale within. Rare find, would go well with a collection of his wonderful illustrated booklets. Some soiling, one corner fold. (VG-). $34 net.

28110. Kittredge, Henry C., CAPE COD – Its People and Their History. Boston. 1968. 344p. DJ. First published in 1930, this book is a detailed history of the peninsula. From the naming and settlement of every Cape town, the author moves chronologically through time, with a few backtracks to cover special topics like religion, wars, the canal, whaling and fisheries. Of utmost importance, of course, is the continuing relationship of the residents to the sea. Some of the most fascinating (and brutal and tragic) stories can be found in the "Storms, Wrecks, and Wreckers" chapter. Truly sobering is the reproduction of a map showing the location of every known shipwreck off Cape Cod just from 1880 to 1903, when 540 wrecks were reported. On the lighter side is the chapter regarding the construction of the Canal. Cutting a waterway through the Buzzard's Bay area had been an occasional topic of conversation and speculation since 1676. Thoroughly enjoyable, fiklled with information. Clean, tight, in worn and chipped dj. (VG). $16.

 6645. Davidson, Donald W. AMERICA’S LANDFALL. THE HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSES OF CAPE COD, NANTUCKET & MARTHA’S VINEYARD. 1993. 160p. DJ. Autographed by author. The history and images of the over forty lighthouses that once protected the waters surrounding the Cape & the Islands . Wonderfully illustrated with vintage photographs and diagrams.  Includes a guide for each light with access routes. (M).   $14.95.

28109. Leighton, Clare, WHERE LAND MEETS SEA – The Enduring Cape Cod. Riverside. 2nd. 1973. Soft wraps. 202p. Illustrated with many wood engravings by Clare Leighton. A classic volume summons up the delights of this unique stretch of New England coastline, revealing the feel and spirit of this historic area. Included are chapters on the hurricanes and storms, lighthouses, shipwrecks, the outer beach and more. Fine reading. (tight, light soiling. (VG). $12.

2267. [commemorative coin] 1 ¼" silver coin commemorating the Centennial of the Peak of the U. S. Life Saving Service in Chatham, Cape Cod Mass. Face has a raised figure of a lifesaver on foul weather gear with lantern and flare in hand, with "Surfman" in raised letters to his right and "U.S. Life Saving Service" to his left with "Chatham Massachusetts 1/2 troy ounces, .999 fine silver" around border. Obverse has raised scene of surfboat being rowed to a wrecked ship during a violent storm with "Lifesavers Of Chatham Peak Of Service Centennial 1883 1983" around border. Coin comes in its original fitted maroon velveteen box which has Cape Cod Mint in silver letters on white satin inside cover. Each bronze and silver coin is one of only 500 minted by Larry Williams of Cape Cod Mint in 1983. This remains a fine, sought after Cape Cod life-saving commemorative piece. (M). Silver $74 net. Bronze $58 net.

5426e. Beston, Henry. THE OUTERMOST HOUSE – A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod . New York . 1929 [1st U.S. ed.] Even though not marked, believe this is the second printing( First being 1928). 222p. 31 photographs, many by Bradford . A classic of American nature writing, The Outermost House is the journal of a year spent in a small cottage, “The Fo’Castle”, on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. Through these wonderful writings we can sense the true feeling of life on the solitary beach as we watch the seasons unfold. As we watch the Coast Guardsmen patrol the beach for wrecks and invite a few in to warm themselves, we see too the numerous shore birds and other creatures of the dune world. Cited in 1960 by federal officials as one of the motivating forces in the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore, this is a true classic and a wonderful vehicle by which to experience the outer beaches. Spine sunned, light wear, frontis page removed, contents clean and tight, otherwise VG+. Scarce early edition.  $78.

 

6281. vanRoden, Mary. Nauset Light, A Personal History - the1875 Lightkeeper’s House and the1892 Oil House. Lyme , NH . 1995. 82pp. Soft wraps. This wonderful book by the recent owner of the Keepers Quarters at Cape Cod’s Nauset Light Station presents a personal and detailed look at life at this exposed location, as well as the action of the sea and efforts to preserve the buildings. Illustrated with wonderful detailed historical photographs, drawings and more -  wonderful reading. (M)     $19.95.  

8178c. Driver, George Hibbert. CAPE-SCAPES. Boston . 1930. 62p. 12MO. A wonderful sketch of the way of life on the outer Cape Cod and the dunes in the 1930’s. Includes a particularly interesting chapter on the life at the Coast Guard station at Race point. Includes photographs of CG station and crews, breeches buoy and surfboat drill [two shown] and Race Point Light. Illustrated with 17 photographs. Clean, crisp, tight, some light sunning to spine and cover. (VG-).    $38.

 

6581v. Dalton , J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD . 1902. 1st. Chatham , Mass. 159p. Soft wraps. Clean, tight, nice copy. Profusely illustrated with over 100 fine b/w photographs. Certainly the finest and most complete history of the Life-Saving Service and its 13 posts on the outer reaches of Cape Cod . Looks at each of the 13 stations individually including their men, equipment, construction and modifications of the buildings, rescues, and much more. Excellent reading on the subject, wonderful photographs. Clean, tight, light wear to wraps, paper loss in last advertising page. First edition quite scarce and most desirable. (VG).    $98.

4198d. Dalton, J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD. 1902. 1st edition in original soft wraps. Chatham, Mass. 159p. Profusely illustrated with over 100 fine b/w photographs. Certainly the finest and most complete history of the Life-Saving Service and its 13 posts on the outer reaches of Cape Cod. Looks at each of the 13 stations individually including their men, equipment, construction and modifications of the buildings, rescues, and much more. Excellent reading on the subject, wonderful photographs. This original first edition is exceptionally scarce and most desirable. Clean, tight, with light wear and some light soiling, light chipping and one crease to wraps. (VG-). $125 net.

7381d.  Janes, Edward C., WHEN CAPE COD MEN SAVED LIVES. Champaign, IL. 1968. 96p. This most desirable title provides a documentary account for young people, of the strong and courageous men of the Life-Saving Service who pitted their strength against the towering seas off Cape Cod in the early 1900’s. This is the story of the Service, following the life of one fictitious life-saver at the Cahoon’s Hollow Life-Saving station. How "Ben" learned to be a life-saver, and how he and the other surfmen performed their duties are all described in lengthy text and wonderful illustrations. Wonderfully with over 45 illustrations and photographs. This is a most desirable title, extremely difficult to find. Clean, crisp save ex. Lib. markings, pocket, etc. (VG). $58 net.

25389. [video tape] HISTORY OF CHATHAM, CAPE COD Part II. Mooncusser Productions. Did you know Chatham once had its own wrecking settlement called Scrabbletown? Or that Monomoy Point was once home to Whitewash Village, complete with its own tavern and schoolhouse? Narrated by five-time Tony award winning actress Julie Harris (also a Chatham Native), you will view rare historic film of the many local sights and characters from Chatham's saltier days, including the Shovelful Shoal Lightship, Old Harbor Lifesaving Station, and a journey up Monomoy by motorcar as well as see spectacular aerial views of the area from an external wing-mounted camera. This is a film that you should enjoy. 30 minutes, VHS. (M).  $24.95.  

2239. Carpenter, Edmund J., PROVINCETOWN. Boston. 1900. 20p. This scarce turn of the century view book of THE Provincetown area Bay features 20 beautiful photo-gravures of local views up to 5" x 7". Views include the harbor, town street and fishing views, the dunes, Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving Station, life-saving crews at work, and more. Wonderfully illustrated, this is a charming view of turn-of-the-century outer Cape Cod. Clean, tight, slight wear and bending at corners. (VG). $78 net.

8275L. Thoreau, Henry David. CAPE COD . Boston . 1893. 336p. Riverside edition Volume IV. Embossed cloth binding, gilt page tops. Anyone who truly enjoys reading of the life of a Lighthouse Keeper, or the charm of Cape Cod, should surely read Thoreau’s account of his visit with the Keeper of Cape Cod Light, and his walk from Eastham to Provincetown in 1849 and again in 1855. In this renowned work Thoreau records his adventures and sights as he trekked the outer beaches and the humor of the local, self-reliant folk. This is a truly important account, and a must if you are interested in the shipwrecks, lighthouses, life-saving and life as it existed for residents of the outer Cape . Clean, tight, only very light edge wear to spine. (VG). $84.  

8275g. Thoreau, Henry David. CAPE COD. Cambridge. 1893. 336p. Embossed cloth binding. Anyone who truly enjoys reading of the life of a Lighthouse Keeper, or the charm of Cape Cod’s outer beach, should surely read Thoreau’s account of his visit with the Keeper of Cape Cod Light, and his walk from Eastham to Provincetown in 1849 and again in 1855. In this renown work Thoreau records his adventures and sights as he trekked the outer beaches and the humor of the local, self-reliant folk. This is a truly important account, and a must if you are interested in the shipwrecks, lighthouses, life-saving and life as it existed for residents of the outer Cape. Clean, tight, only very light wear. A good copy. (VG). $68 net.

7119f. Small, Isaac M., SHIPWRECKS ON CAPE COD. North Truro, MA. May 1st, 1928. . [Reprint of 1967, Chatham Press] 86pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod provides a solid background for this history of these prominent wrecks of the area. Born in Highland Village, North Truro in 1845, Mr. Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Includes full information on the light, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, nice copy. (VG+) $28.

6100i. Whiting, John D., STORM FIGHTERS - TRUE STORIES OF THE COAST GUARD. Indianapolis. 1927. 256 pp. Cover color illustrated with motor lifeboat pushing through the sea. Additional illustrations by author. Researched at Coast Guard Station Rockport [MA], tells the story of the many different roles of the service and the hazards that they endure. Contains many accounts of rescues and of their day-to-day station life. Clean, crisp, very nice copy. A very scarce account, fine reading. (F-) $68 net.

5416c. Small, Isaac M., JUST A LITTLE ABOUT THE LOWER CAPE FROM PROVINCETOWN TO BREWSTER and the Journey of the Mayflower Pilgrims. North Truro, MA. May 1st, 1926. 71pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village, North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the lighthouses, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only light wear to wraps, few edge stains. (VG) $118 net.

6744g. [Topographic Map]. CAPE COD FROM PROVINCETOWN TO EASTHAM. Geo. H. Walker & Co. Lithographers & Publishers, Boston. c.1900. Size 20"h x 28 ½". From early Atlas of Massachusetts. Beautiful, early, three color topographic maps show the important contours and features of the area including the Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations, light vessels, as well as roads and important town buildings, etc. This map includes the complete towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham. U. S. Life-Saving Stations include Race Point, Peaked Hill Bar, High Head, Highland, Pamet River, Cahoon Hollow and Nauset. Lighthouses include Long Point, Wood End, Race Point, Highland, Nauset Beach Lights, Mayo’s Beach Light and Billingsgate. Also includes all roads, railway lines, shoals and bars, and much more. Map is quite desirable for framing and is new old stock. Unusually clean and crisp save, never used. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly on the Cape and the islands. (VG+). $148 net.

6744w. [Topographic Map]. BARNSTABLE. U.S. Geological Survey. Barnstable Sheet. 1922 edition, from surveys done in 1893. Size 16 ½"w x 20"h. The scale of the map is 1:62,500, with contour lines at 20-foot intervals. Beautiful, early, three color topographic maps show the important contours and features of the area including the Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations, as well as roads and important town buildings, etc. This map includes the complete towns of Barnstable, Sandwich and Mashpee as well as a portion of Yarmouth. Lighthouses include Sandy Neck, Hyannis, Bishop and Clerks, and Succonesset Light Vessel. Also includes all roads, railway lines, shoals and bars, and much more. Map is quite desirable for framing and is clean and crisp as original. Would be wonderful framed. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly on the Cape and the islands. (VG+). $88 net.

6744f. [Topographic Map]. CAPE COD FROM EASTHAM TO BARNSTABLE INCLUDING MONOMOY. Geo. H. Walker & Co. Lithographers & Publishers, Boston. c.1891. Size 19"h x 28"w. From early Atlas of Massachusetts. Beautiful, early, three color topographic map show the important contours and features of the area including the Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations, light vessels, as well as roads and important town buildings, etc. This map includes the complete towns of Orleans, Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, Dennis, Yarmouth. U. S. Life-Saving Stations include Nauset, Orleans, Old Harbor, Chatham. Lighthouses include Chatham, Monomoy Point, Stage Harbor, Bass River, Hyannis, Bishop & Clerks, Sandy Neck. Also includes all roads, railway lines, shoals and bars, and much more. Map is quite desirable for framing and is as original with only one very light fold. Unusually clean and crisp save three 1" oil spots in lower water area. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly on the Cape and the islands. (VG-). $168 net.

23355. McGuiggan, Amy Whorf. MY PROVINCETOWN - Memories of a Cape Cod Childhood. Beverly. 2003. 128 p. Soft wraps. Provincetown means many things to many people but to Amy Whorf McGuiggan, Provincetown means childhood. Every summer of the 1960s and early 1970s, her parents bundled the family into the car and headed for "A Home at Last," the P-town cottage where the un-shaded deck sizzled under the sun and the railings were draped with bathing suits and orange life jackets. By accident of birth, McGuiggan was the granddaughter of legendary Provincetown painter John Whorf and the author brings a sharp eye to the landscape, the neighborhoods, and the people of her summer paradise. But My Provincetown is mostly a memoir, and an elegy, for a simpler time, when a child could come and go easily among divergent cultures, when a girl’s whole world "could be measured in mere yards." McGuiggan lived and thrived in a space visible from her deck, a space bounded by sun and sky, sand and water. A rare memoir and a pleasure to read. (M). $17.95.

22195. Beston, Henry. NIGHT ON A GREAT BEACH. Pp. 791-798. The Atlantic Monthly. June 1928. Published in advance, this article began a classic of American nature writing. Author Beston’s The Outermost House was the journal of a year spent in a small cottage on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. Through these wonderful writings we can sense the true feeling of life on the solitary beach as we watch the seasons unfold. As we watch the Coast Guardsmen patrol the beach for wrecks and invite a few in to warm themselves, we see too the numerous shore birds and other creatures of the dune world. Cited in 1960 by federal officials as one of the motivating forces in the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore, this was a true classic and a wonderful vehicle by which to experience the outer beaches. Wonderful view of a night on the outer beach. Clean, tight, full issue with many articles and advertisements of the day. (VG). $58.

21276. Brigham, Albert Perry. CAPE COD AND THE OLD COLONY. New York And London, 1920. 284p. With 35 Illustrations and Maps. 'The story of the old colony shores and outposts of Cape Cod. A difficult to find work looks at the old Cape Cod in abroad view, touching on the physical features and relates them to the life that evolved in the area. The men of the area were bred to the sea, which has touched the lives of all who ventured there. Chapters include The Pilgrims Around the Bay, Old Colony Names and Towns, Harvest of the Waters, Roads and Waterways, Three Centuries of Population, The Environment of the Sea. Illustrations include Monument at Provincetown, Clark's Island from Saquish, Leyden Street Plymouth 1622, Standish House Duxbury, Triangle Pond in a Kettle Hole Sandwich, Glacial Boulder on Clark's Island, Clay Ponds Truro, Cliffs and Beach of Manomet, Dunes of Sandy Neck, A Provincetown Alley, Plymouth, Rendezvous Lane in Barnstable Village, Plymouth Across Shiverick Pond, Chatham About Mill Pond, Great Marshes in Barnstable, Handpicking of Cranberries, The Cranberry Harvest, Ancient Mill at Hyannis, Provincetown Docks with tide out, Fishing Strand Chatham, Cliffs at Highland Light, Highland Lighthouse, The Canal, Quisset Harbor. As you would suspect, the life-saving and lighthouse personnel, shipwrecks and wreckers played an important role in the life on the outer cape. Worthwhile reading. Clean, tight, cover nicely gilt embossed, spine with only light wear some soil. (VG). $39.

8162b. na. [Small, Isaac M.], HIGHLAND LIGHT. THIS BOOK TELLS YOU ALL ABOUT IT. Provincetown, Mass., MA. 1912. 26pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod provide a solid background for this history of this important light. Quite detailed with quite a bit about the lamps, reflectors and revolving mechanism as well as the tower construction. 4TO. Clean, tight, soft wraps clean and nicely intact [rare!]. A nice copy. (VG) $78.

7119f. Small, Isaac M., SHIPWRECKS ON CAPE COD. North Truro, MA. May 1st, 1928. . [Reprint of 1928, Chatham Press] 86pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod provides a solid background for this history of these prominent wrecks of the area. Born in Highland Village, North Truro in 1845, Mr. Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Includes full information on the light, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only light soiling to wraps, which are unusually intact. (G) $24.

2239. Carpenter, Edmund J., PROVINCETOWN. Boston. 1900. 20p. This scarce turn of the century view book of THE Provincetown area Bay features 20 beautiful photo-gravures of local views up to 5" x 7". Views include the harbor, town street and fishing views, the dunes, Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving Station, life-saving crews at work, and more. Wonderfully illustrated, this is a charming view of turn-of-the-century outer Cape Cod. Clean, tight, slight wear and bending at corners. (VG). $78 net.

22121. Grozier, E. A. THE WRECK OF THE "SOMERSET". Provincetown. 1907. 14 p. Soft wraps. First printed in 1886, this scarce account describes how a British frigate of Revolutionary times was stranded in 1778 on the Peaked Hill Bars and buried for a century in the sands. Includes a wealth of information about the fate of the crew members and of the local efforts at the time. In original brown paper wraps, some wear and one tape repair, contents clean and tight. An extremely rare and important shipwreck account. (VG-). $54.

5416c. Small, Isaac M., JUST A LITTLE ABOUT THE LOWER CAPE FROM PROVINCETOWN TO BREWSTER and the Journey of the Mayflower Pilgrims. North Truro, MA. May 1st, 1926. 71pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village, North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the lighthouses, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only light wear to wraps, few edge stains. (VG) $118 net.

4738h. Snow, Edward Rowe. CRUISING THE MASSACHUSETTS COAST. Boston. 1945. 64 pp. Soft wraps. Sail the Massachusetts Coast with Snow, who tells of the ports and wrecks, light-stations and forts as only he can. With wonderful detail and scarce nautical facts and lore. Illustrated with wonderful photos of the lights and forts, keepers and lightships, and much more. A nice copy, clean, only slight aging. Quite scarce. (VG). $54.

2239. Carpenter, Edmund J., PROVINCETOWN. Boston. 1900. 20p. This scarce turn of the century view book of THE Provincetown area Bay features 20 beautiful photo-gravures of local views up to 5" x 7". Views include the harbor, town street and fishing views, the dunes, Peaked Hill Bars Life-Saving Station, life-saving crews at work, and more. Wonderfully illustrated, this is a charming view of turn-of-the-century outer Cape Cod. Clean, tight, slight wear and bending at corners. (VG). $78 net.

22121. Grozier, E. A. THE WRECK OF THE "SOMERSET". Provincetown. 1907. 14 p. Soft wraps. First printed in 1886, this scarce account describes how a British frigate of Revolutionary times was stranded in 1778 on the Peaked Hill Bars and buried for a century in the sands. Includes a wealth of information about the fate of the crew members and of the local efforts at the time. In original brown paper wraps, some wear and one tape repair, contents clean and tight. An extremely rare and important shipwreck account. (VG-). $54.

5416c. Small, Isaac M., JUST A LITTLE ABOUT THE LOWER CAPE FROM PROVINCETOWN TO BREWSTER and the Journey of the Mayflower Pilgrims. North Truro, MA. May 1st, 1926. 71pp. Soft wraps. Isaac Small was for sixty years the marine reporting agent stationed at Highland Light, whose duty it was to report incoming shipping. His experience and knowledge of this area of Cape Cod provide a solid background for this history and tales of the area. Born in Highland Village, North Truro in 1845, Mr Small’s father was the Keeper at Highland Light, where he grew up. After graduating from school in 1863 he took charge of the Telegraph office at the light. Full of information on the lighthouses, the life-saving and the wrecks of the day. Illustrated with photos. 4TO. Contents clean, tight, only light wear to wraps, few edge stains. (VG) $118 net.

4738h. Snow, Edward Rowe. CRUISING THE MASSACHUSETTS COAST. Boston. 1945. 64 pp. Soft wraps. Sail the Massachusetts Coast with Snow, who tells of the ports and wrecks, light-stations and forts as only he can. With wonderful detail and scarce nautical facts and lore. Illustrated with wonderful photos of the lights and forts, keepers and lightships, and much more. A nice copy, clean, only slight aging. Quite scarce. (VG). $54.

 

 

 

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