The interior of the shanty featured wide pine floors with exposed beams, and included bunk beds to accommodate six people. It had a pump that spewed salt water and a barely functional stove. It did not have electricity. An outhouse in a shed was attached to the bunkhouse, where a dory was stored. “My mother hated the place,” recalls Carpenter, who spent weekends there as a child and later came to the camp with high school friends. “You had to shake the mattresses and blankets when you got there to get the mice out—so we didn’t go much as a family. We thought it was a great place to go as kids; there were fiddler and horseshoe crabs, and a beautiful beach. But we were in the minority.”

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Lou Sullivan is a frequent contributor to Cape Cod Life Publications.

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