National Geographic : 1975 Jul
Summer horseplay: During the Barnstable County Fair in July (above), harness-strain ing teams of Belgian and Percheron work horses haul sleds weighted with 10,000 pounds and more-urged on by teamsters' cries of "Hut! Hut!" and tourists' squeals of "Hi-ho, Silver, away-y -y!" Horsing around without steeds, merry makers at Chatham's annual Fourth of July parade (left) douse passersby and onlook ers with bucketsful of seawater scooped from a fisherman's dory. Following the silly with the serious, a home-made banner urges the extension of coastal fishing control from 12 miles to 200 for foreign vessels, which are blamed for dwindling local catches. From Sandwich to Provincetown, sum mer's mood continues unabated for three hectic months. Native Cape Codders may grouse about the onslaught of summer people, but many still hang out a room-for rent shingle.