Maeve Reston
The Wasque Reservation sandplain curves downward to the dunes disappearing into the indigo waves of Katama Bay off Chappaquiddick. The white-crested breakers recede into fog above the ocean.
Cape Pogue


The Trustees of Reservations has purchased the Wacks property on Chappaquiddick, giving the land conservation nonprofit ownership of the entirety of the Wasque Reservation.


The Trustees of Reservations, which owns or manages some 12 miles of public beach from Norton Point to the Cape Pogue elbow, is under pressure on all sides this summer over a new draft management plan

Altered routes for over-sand vehicles and restrictive new dog policies are among changes in the offing for Chappaquiddick beaches owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations.


A small group of Vineyard fishermen are participating in a brown shark tagging operation as part of a longstanding national study.


Wasque Point, the popular fishing spot at the eastern tip of the Island has been the subject of ongoing study in recent years, as wind, waves and tides create one of the most dynamic coastal systems in the state.


Last weekend, dozens of surfcasters at Wasque Point could hardly believe their luck. The water churned with bluefish as fishermen reeled in catch after catch. “Some of the best fishing days I’ve ever had,” said Wayne Smith, an avid surfcaster.