Sad day in Chatham when the last of the 40 houses on North Beach were demolished a few days ago. This will happen on Plum Island in the next 20 to 50 years. We should be thinking of what will happen to the lots once they become unsaleable. On Cape Cod they become part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The same thing could be done with the Parker River Refuge:
More cottages demolished on eroding North Beach in Chatham
The shifting sands of fate once blessed more than 40 families with cottages along North Beach, but the sand is moving offshore fast, leaving them with nothing but…
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