Property 039

Protected Lands Catalog

Property ID: BLT #039
Grantor: Sarah C. Dale (MacRobbie)
Acquisition Date: February 2, 1995
Acres: 3.75
Location: 196 Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable

Description: Sarah Dale’s land was called Motif #1 because of the rustic boathouse that stood on stone pilings out in the marsh. Artists were often seen at the end of Rendezvous Lane painting or photographing the site. Then the high waters of an October nor’easter lifted the building and carried it high into the neighboring marsh owned by Massachusetts Audubon. After it was deemed that the structure could not be rebuilt, the neighbors helped BLT raise the funds to purchase the 3.75 acres. The land, predominantly salt marsh, provides a view of Sandy Neck that remains open for all to enjoy.

Habitat: Salt marsh
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s #301004