Falmouth Patch Brings to Light the Waterworld Community of Woods Hole
The Falmouth Patch recently featured an article / post on the House Float community that Terry Atamian helped pioneer many years ago when he and his friend Ky Dewan built the first incarnation of Moonshadow. You can find a post on its progressing to the three story version in the above photo by clicking the link below:
It is truly remarkable how the House Float Community has grown over the years here in Woods Hole Cape Cod. My family has had a home here in Falmouth for as long as I can remember, as I became a more fervent sportsfishing enthusiast it was a great convenience to have the house float to prepare for our days and nights of fishing.
Terry Atamian has been involved in the Cape Cod Sportfishing Community for decades. He divides his time between MA and FL fishing locations.
The following is aggregated from the original article appearing on the Falmouth Patch website to read the entire post click the link below:
One of the most unique things about Woods Hole is its collection of houseboats. See, most of Woods Hole is right on the water. Look at a map and you will see that we are on a peninsula of a peninsula of a peninsula, literally the last little strip of land on the southeastern edge of Cape Cod.
Just like Provincetown, only on the other end of the Cape and a lot less campy.
The summer months are so precious here (rents go up by a factor of 10x) that it’s tempting to rent your regular house for a few weeks and earn enough to pay the mortgage all winter. But then where do you go? For generations, people moved out to their boats for a few months but, back in the 1970’s, locals got clever and started building cabins on rafts. The Woods Hole houseboat phenomenon was born.
People take day trips from the Vineyard, Chatham and Nantucket to tour the harbor and look at the charming houseboats (it helps that some of the best fishing on the East Coast is right here as well).
Every spring, the drawbridge in Woods Hole is occupied with the migration of the houses from Eel Pond, a slow march out to their spectacular perches looking out over all of Woods Hole. Perilously close to the multi-million dollar houses of Penzance Point, these tiny houseboats have some of the most spectacular views in town…plus no need for air conditioning; out on the water, it’s breezy and cool most days. The tides that rip through Woods Hole keep the water super-clean (but don’t fall overboard after dark, as the current could whisk you away). I think there are about 25 of them; new ones have been banned but the existing versions are grandfathered.
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