The sunset over Oyster Pond was quite vivid.

The Atwood House is home to the Chatham Historical Society. They have a wonderful collection of portraits of sea captains and other nautical memorabilia, including an exhibit of the rescue of the crew of the Pendleton.

The Mural Barn houses the paintings of Alice Stallknecht done in the 1930's and 40's using local residents of the time as models.

The lighthouse lens is set up and working in the parking lot.

There's nothing like a lobster party on the front lawn on a hot summer night!

The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House was set aglow by the setting sun.

We had the pleasure of meeting Rose Clancy of The Chatham Fiddle Company. She gives lessons as well as performing small concerts of mainly traditional Celtic tunes. In addition, she repairs fiddles and handcrafts these instruments.

The Chatham Festival of Arts is a juried show that focuses on fine arts.

During the festival, held in Chase Park, the Godfrey Windmill was open to the public. It is being restored using authentic tools.

I have rarely seen the sails up on a windmill and while I was there a group of men used the pole to turn the top of the windmill to better catch the wind. Click the picture for a video of this process and see more of the windmill.

Baker's Hardware has been in business since 1952. It is a classic hardware store where you can get just what you need.

Chatham capitalized on 2013 Great White Shark sightings by holding a fundraiser called Sharks in the Park.

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Labor Day Weekend marks the official end of the summer season. We celebrated with dinner at the Beach Bar at Chatham Bars Inn and listening to jazz played by our friends, The Mike Dumas Band.

The Chatham Town Band has been playing summer concerts since 1932. They can be seen and heard at Kate Gould Park every Friday night at 8:00 P.M. during the summer.

The local PTO sold balloons at the entrances and they made the whole scene very colorful.

One family had made a chain of balloons that reached into the sky.

I am not a good judge of crowd size, but people begin setting up their blankets and chairs at noon and there was not much space available when we arrived an hour before the concert.

Toward the end of the evening, Kenneth Eldredge, who has directed the band since 1995, invited the audience to come up to dance, including the popular Bunny Hop.

The Clydesdale Horses paraded through town.

People are up to their knees clamming in the harbor at low tide.

The sunset colored the sky orange at Stage Harbor.

The visitors center of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has interesting exhibits, including this diorama of local birds, including sounds of local birds which were recorded at the refuge.

We enjoyed a seal cruise aboard the Monomoy Island Ferry. Click for pictures of the seals.

Weather balloons are sent up twice daily from this Weather Radiosonde site.

The waters of the basin are so calm that it is known locally as "The Bathtub".

A man is dragging his dinghy onto the beach.

The tide left an interesting pattern on the shore.

There was a young horseshoe crab on the beach.

Mr. Whalevedere is part of the Chatham pod of the Cape and Islands Whale Trail. He graced the lawn of the Chatham Town Offices during the summer of 2006.
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Two hand painted child sized Adirondack chairs sit in the garden in front of Lady's Choice.

A hedge has been trimmed in the shape of a whale.

Chatham Wayside Inn has been providing lodging since 1860.

Monomoy Theater is the summer home of the Ohio University Players and is especially known for its productions of Shakespeare's works.

Chatham Drama Guild is one of the oldest community theater groups on the Cape.

Munson Gallery opened in 1860.

Main Street was lit up for the holiday season.

Chatham Light House was once part of a set of twin towers.

On a windy day, the flag was blowing straight out.

The twin light turret, which operated from 1877 to 1970 is now on display at the Old Atwood House Museum.
Here is a closeup of the fresnal lense.
The gambrel style museum houses local memorabilia.
Nearby is this old barn.
A row of three coin-operated binoculars allows people to see ships on the ocean.
Although the day was cloudy, there were quite a few people on North Beach to view the surf stirred up by Hurricane Henri.
One brave souls was kayaking out near the sand bar.
A plaque tells of Chatham's participation in the Revolutionary War.
Greenery on a hill near North Beach looks almost tropical.

There is a memorial to sailors killed in a storm at sea.

Chatham Fish Pier is a busy spot.

Fish and lobsters are loaded directly from the boats to the trucks.

The Chatham Bars Inn is an elegant place for dinner or to stay.
The Captain Bassett House is at the edge of town.
A lovely pastel colored house has a matching children's playhouse alongside.

This cottage is named, "Serendipity".

This home has a clamshell driveway.

The old schoolhouse is now an ice cream shop.

Chatham Gristmill was built in 1797.

There are many interesting shops in downtown Chatham.

Chatham Candy Manor was a feast for the eyes. Click to see more.

Chatham Chamber of Commerce is located in a tiny building downtown.

The First Methodist Church has a bell tower with four spires.

These cottages overlook White Pond. Note that you can see the pond through the stilts under the cottages.

The masts of ships wintering on Monomoy Beach are dramatic against the sky.

Floats cover the dock.

The bright orange buoys and boat are a sharp contrast to the blue water.

Moorings are lined up on the pier.

Boats are in dry dock in the early spring.

Monomoy Yacht Club is an unassuming building.

There were a few colorful boats in the water.

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