Technological Change in a Coastal New England Village, 1790-1990 -- The Duck Creek Harbor Site, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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STUDENT READING LIST
Beston, Henry. The outermost house. New York: H. Holt. A year at Nauset Marsh, by one of the best known writers about Cape Cod.
Burling, Francis P. 1977. The birth of Cape Cod National Seashore. Plymouth, Massachusetts: Leyden Press, Inc., 67pp. Provides historical background to the establishment of CCNS, as well as information on the Cape’s conservation movement and local opinions.
Carpenter, Virginia. 1991. Dragonflies and damselflies of Cape Cod. Brewster, Massachusetts: The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (Natural History Series No. 4), 79pp. The definitive work on Cape dragonflies of freshwater and saltwater wetlands.
DiGregorio, Mario, and Jeff Wallner. 1989. A vanishing heritage: wildflowers of Cape Cod. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 169pp. Good botanical reference.
Hornig, Dana, ed. 1993. State of the Cape 1994: progress toward preservation. Orleans, Massachusetts: Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod, 259pp. There are chapter contributions on growth management, groundwater, wastewater, hazardous materials, solid waste, open space and land preservation, freshwater ponds and wetlands, the coast, habitat and endangered species, cultural and historical resources, environment and the economy, environmental education and ethics.
Miller, John, and Tim Smith, eds. 1996. Cape Cod stories. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 207pp. Another valuable source of important Cape Cod literature, with exerpted stories by Norman Mailer, John Cheever, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, John Updike, Sylvia Plath, Kurt Vonnegut, Herman Melville, Edmund Wilson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and others.
Oldale, Robert N. 1981. Geologic history of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 24pp. An easy-to-read brochure on Cape geology.
Rich, Earle. 1973. Cape Cod echoes. Orleans, Massachusetts: Salt Meadow Publishers, 110pp. A short chapter, The old Duck Creek shipyard, is good reading.
Rolbein, Seth. 1995. The enemy within: the struggle to clean up Cape Cod’s military superfund site. Orleans, Massachusetts: Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod, 175pp. A description of Cape Cod’s biggest environmental problem, the Massachusetts Military Reservation.
Safina, Carl. 1995. The world’s imperiled fish. Scientific American, 273(5): 46-53. “Wild fish cannot survive the onslaught of modern industrial fishing. The collapse of fisheries in many regions shows the danger plainly.”
Svenson, Henry K., and Robert W. Pyle. 1979. The flora of Cape Cod. Brewster, Massachusetts: The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 139pp. Reference book on Cape Cod’s flora.
Thoreau, Henry David. 1961. Cape Cod. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 319pp.
VanLuven, David Erik. 1991. More than sandy beaches: a guide to the rare & threatened habitats of Cape Cod. Orleans, Massachusetts: Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod, 6spp. Important descriptive information on the critical habitats of the Cape. Accompanies the Cape Cod Critical Habitats Atlas.
Ward, Nathalie. 1995. Stellwagen Bank: a guide to the whales, sea birds, and marine life of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 232pp. This recent publication covers marine life of Cape Cod and related conservation issues.
Maps, Engravings, and Early Photographs of Cape Cod:
1720 map. From the Public Record Office, London, Eng., copied United States Coastal & Geodetic Survey Report for 1890 by L. M. Byrne, April 1887; 1720 (Sterling Library, Yale University, #76cea.1720)
1740 John Bowles map. A map of the most inhabited part of New England, containing the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island. 1740. (Sterling Library, Yale University, #76,1760)
1797 Capt. Paul Pinkham map. A chart of George’s Bank, including Cape Cod, Nantucket and the Shoals lying on their Coast, with Directions for Sailing over the Same &c. Surveyed By Capt. Paul Pinkham, Engraved by Amos Doolittle Newhaven, 1797; Engrav’d & Printed for Edmund M. Blunt, Proprietor of American Coast Pilot, 1797. (Sterling Library, Yale University, #764cea.G295.1797 (2 sheets)
c. 1801 Oliver map. Plan of the Town of Wellfleet in the county of Barnstable. Surveyed in 1801 by Oliver Atty.; Stamped Mass. Archives Maps & Plans, 1848. (Library, Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters, Wellfleet, Massachusetts)
undated map, early 19th century. Reproduced from the original in the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University. “The Northmost parallel Line of the Massachuset’s Colony”, “The Southermost parallel Line of the Massachuset’s Colony.” (Atlas Coll.Folio.G1805.B63.1970.1(LC))
1831 John G. Hales map. Plan of the Town of Wellfleet in the County of Barnstable, Survey’d in 1831 by John G. Hales. Stamped Mass. Archives Maps & Plans, 1847. (Library, Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters, Wellfleet, Massachusetts)
c. 1847 map. Wellfleet.
c. 1851 A. D. Bache map. U. S. Coast Survey Office, A. D. Bache, Superintendent Coast Survey, Engs by S. Siebert, E. F. Woodward and S. E. Stull, 1844.
1858 Henry F. Walling map. Atlas of the Counties of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket, Massachusetts. Henry F. Walling, Supt. Of the State Map, 1858. Published by D. R. Smith & Co., 106 Washington St., Boston and 90 Fulton St., New York. Includes detail map of Wellfleet.
1870 Rand Avery map. Map of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Cape Cod Division - Old Colony System. (Sterling Library, Yale University, #764gme.C17.1870)
1884 Geo. H. Walker map. Town of Wellfleet, Mass.; Village of Wellfleet. From Atlas of Barnstable County, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1884.
1892 Geo. H. Walker map. Cape Cod and Vicinity: Barnstable County - Nantucket - Martha’s Vineyard - Gosnold - Buzzard’s Bay - Plymouth - New Bedford. Published by Geo. H. Walker & Co., 160 Tremont St., Boston. 1892. (Sterling Library, Yale University, #covers.764.C172.1892)
1907 Walker map. Barnstable County, Part of Town of Wellfleet, Wellfleet Village. From Atlas of Barnstable County, Walker Lithograph & Publishing Co., 1907.
1972 U. S. Geological Survey Topographic Map. Wellfleet Quadrangle, Massachusetts - Barnstable County. United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey; Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Works, 7.5 minute series (topographic)
1986 Oldale and Barlow map. Geologic Map of Cape Cod and the Islands, Massachusetts, by Robert N. Oldale and Roger A. Barlow, 1986. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1763.
1987 satellite image, “Cape Cod From Space”. KRS Remote Sensing. Spaceshots Inc., 26943 Ruether Avenue, Suite R, Santa Clarita, CA 91351-6500 (800-272-2779).
1990 Cape Cod Critical Habitats Atlas. VanLuven, David. August 1990. Cape Cod Critical Habitats Atlas. Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod, P. O. Box 636, Orleans, Massachusetts 02653.
8pp. + 16 maps.