Monday, August 1, 2011

CWO celebrates the National Seashore's 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, President john F. Kennedy signed the bill into law that created the Cape Cod National Seashore. In our Summer Issue, CapeWomenOnline celebrates this remarkable milestone with some wonderful stories by contributing writers.

Lisa Ricard Claro may currently reside in the southeastern part of the U.S., but has fond memories of her childhood summers spent on Cape Cod. Her story IN DREAMS includes marvelous black and white family photos from long ago summers.

While she's currently exploring life South of the Border in Puerto Vallarta, Darlene Carucci has spent many winters exploring Cape Cod, including taking her Dad to see an old shipwreck that washed up on the National Seashore, which she recounts in SEASHORE MEMORIES WITH MY DAD.

CWO columnist Lynne Delaney recently helped her husband Josh bring his long-awaited book project into reality. PIECES OF EIGHT is a novel based on Cape Cod, retelling the story of the infamous pirate Sam Bellamy. In this issue of CWO she writes about a day that she and Josh visited the National Seashore to toast all those whose ships have wrecked upon Cape Cod's treacherous shoals in BURIED HISTORY...

And finally, I added a National Seashore memory of my own, telling how my family has created traditions that incorporate the National Seashore into our lives, in RACE POINT SNAPSHOTS.

We are so lucky to have this national treasure right here on our doorstep, and so lucky that it will stay preserved for our children and grandchildren. Kudos to President Kennedy and everyone else who was involved in this preservation back in 1961, and throughout the last 50 years. The Cape Cod National Seashore is a jewel in the National Park system and we're blessed to live right next door.

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