Coast Guard Beach

“This an aerial shot of the end of Doane Road. Pictured are from left to right, the Bacon house and privy (on far left of photo), The Bartlett House, Dr. Fish’s House, the old Coast Guard Station (to the right margin). Next to Dr. Fish’s house is the breach’s buoy practice armature used for firing a projectile from Lyle gun with rope attached–to practice shooting same into ship rigging. Rope becomes passage route for breach’s buoy. Breach’s buoy was built like a pair of legless pants to carry an individual out of the rigging during the rescue of a floundering ship. Cranberry bog in right forefront. Bacon house is now gone, Bartlett house has been moved to lower left corner. Fish house now at corner of Cable and Nauset Roads. Coast Guard Station gone (replaced with current station, off picture to the right). One third of land has eroded back to north. South section of Doane Road. Ocean View Drive (not in picture) leave Doane Road at curve, headed north.”

Goddard, Nat. “Coast Guard Beach 1920s and 1930s.” Photograph. Digital Commonwealth, http://openarchives.umb.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15774coll6/id/10404 (accessed October 24, 2023).


Goddard, Nat. “Current Coast Guard station.” Photograph. Digital Commonwealth, http://openarchives.umb.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15774coll6/id/10405 (accessed October 30, 2023).


Nauset Coast Guard Station, Eastham, Cape Cod, Mass.” Postcard. 1940, South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Mass.: E.D. West Co., [ca. 1860–1940]. Digital Commonwealth, https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/n8710c701 (accessed October 30, 2023).


Coast Guard Beach.” Photograph. [ca. 1860–1980]. Digital Commonwealth, https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/n87108249 (accessed October 24, 2023).
With the Target Ship in the background, this photo must have been in the 1950’s or 1960’s.


Unknown photographer. “Coast Guard Beach, Eastham, Cape Cod.” Postcard, circa1970, published by Cape Cod Photos, Orleans on Cape Cod.


The back of the postcard reads “AERIAL VIEW COAST GUARD BEACH, NATIONAL SEASHORE, Eastham — Cape Cod — Mass.”
Unknown photographer. “Aerial View Coast Guard Beach.” Postcard, circa 1970, published by J. Lazarus, P. O. Box 367, Hyannis, Mass. 02601,


The back of the postcard reads “Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters at Eastham.”
Unknown photographer. “Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters at Eastham.” Postcard, circa 1978, published by Cape Cod Photos, Orleans on Cape Cod.


The back of the post reads “HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham on Cape Cod, Mass.”
Unknown photographer. “HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE.” Postcard, circa 1978, published by Cape Cod Photos, Orleans, Mass.


The back of the postcard reads “CAPE COD, MASS. Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod, Mass, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. Photo by Ben Harrison.”
Harrison, Ben. “CAPE COD, MASS.” Postcard, circa 1970, published by Shoreline Distributors, 40 Potomska St., New Bedford, Mass 02740,