Cape Cod NS removes deteriorating historic gate fashioned from whale bone
Time catches up with most of us, and at Cape Cod National Seashore it has gotten the better of the iconic whalebone gate at the Captain Edward Penniman House in Eastham, Massachusetts.
Cape Cod Superintendent Brian Carlstrom said the whalebone gate was removed for public safety. The gate was in a deteriorated condition and was in danger of falling. Park staff will consult with conservators and educators to discuss options for stabilizing the bones or obtaining a new gate in the future.