National Geographic : 1935 May
) National Geographic Society riniay rnotograpn uyn.xntnony atewart IT IS REPUTED THAT CHAMPLAIN FOUND NOTHING TO ADMIRE ON THIS WHITE SAND BEACH Had the French navigator received such an enthusiastic welcome when he explored the coast in 1604,heand hismen might never have reached Cape Cod. Today, Old Orchard is a holiday playground for thousands who seek relief from sweltering cities initscold waves. Trans-Atlantic flyers find that its firm sands and tremendous reach provide an excellent point of take-off. The town was namedincommemoration ofanorchard planted by Thomas Rogers, one of its earliest settlers.