to Henry Beston's literary classic, The Outermost House,
and the spirit of life on the Great Outer Beach of Cape
to The Outermost Web Site, the most complete source
of material about Henry Beston and his literary classic
The Outermost House on the World Wide Web today.
a doubt, The Outermost House has become one of the
favorite books of beachgoers and nature enthusiasts everywhere.
The book, published in 1928, was recognized by the U.S.
Department of the Interior as one of the primary motivating
forces behind the establishment of the Cape Cod National
Seashore in 1961. The house was declared a literary landmark
on Oct. 11, 1964, in a special ceremony at the Eastham,
Mass. beach. Beston's "Fo'castle," as he called it, was
washed out to sea in the famous Blizzard of 1978.
Outermost Web Site was first launched on Sept. 6, 1999.
Since then, Beston fans from all over the world have checked
in to read up on the House or Henry himself, take a visual
journey down Coast Guard Beach or to read the Passage of
here at The Outermost Web Site welcome your comments,
suggestions, and any other input you may have regarding
our Web site, which is rapidly developing into an "e-zine"
about Beston, The Outermost House, Nauset and other
related subjects. Please feel free to send us e-mail at
Outermost Web Site and the Eastham 350th Anniversary
committee have combined to publish On its Solitary Dune,
a commemorative magazine dedicated to Beston and The
Outermost House. The magazine has been dedicated to
the memory of the late Nan Turner Waldron, author of Journey
to Outermost House, one of the most thorough and comprehensive
writings ever about Beston's little house on the dunes of
Eastham. Waldron, who has also written North Woods Walkabout:
A Maine Odyssey, supplied The Outermost Web Site
with several of her quality photographs and was a major
source of inspiration behind this online effort and the
hope you enjoy your visit to The Outermost Web Site and
will check back often. As Nan wrote in the conclusion of
Journey to Outermost House, "The World of The
Outermost House is really a microcosm, an 'anywhere
world,' which is different things to different people."
We hope we can bring a little more of that to fans of Beston's
Publisher, The Outermost Web Site