Channel Poles Are Back At Rock Harbor

If you have been to Rock Harbor, Orleans, I’m sure you have seen the unique tree poles that head out into the bay and are used to guide boats into the harbor…have you ever wondered ( as I have) how they get there…the photos and video will show & tell & it’s pretty cool to watch them get set up….At low tide, a truck with trailer (carrying the poles) drives out onto the flats, a canoe is used to carry a small hydraulic pump and hose and two tree carriers will place the poles as the sand is spread out…the thin pine trees are buried about 6′ into the sandy bottom and should last until winter glaciers form and snap them as they did last winter…Special thanks to the workers: Steve, Noah, Bret, Gardy & Greg…The Channel is now marked…Enjoy!

CHANNEL POLES ARE BACK AT ROCK HARBOR

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By Spencer Kennard

As a child, spending summers in North Truro, I thought Cape Cod began at the Wellfleet Drive-In and ended at Provincetown. As a photographer, I now know that all the Cape towns leading to the canal have their own unique beauty and charm.

Roughly 30 years ago, I had the good fortune to work with the legendary photographer Dick Kelsey and as owner of Kelsey-Kennard have specialized in aerial photography as well as landscape/scenic, portraits, weddings, and photographing events on the Cape, the Islands, and beyond.

Photographs from our Gallery in Chatham are displayed in homes and businesses locally and world-wide.

Besides photography I also enjoy boating/ fishing (fish are usually very safe when I’m out there,) gardening and tennis. Cape Cod is a very special place and I look forward to sharing my images with you as I travel about.