Expedition Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has announced a new cultural attraction, the Waypoints Trail, a unique blend of interpretive structures integrated with a mobile-ready web experience, eventually spanning more than 30 locations on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Inspired by the lifesaving shacks that once dotted the Cape coastline providing refuge for shipwrecked sailors, the Waypoints are a series of modular cubes, panels and posts that allow for contemplation, education and investigation about the region’s past, present and especially, the future. Each Waypoint features one or more viewfinders that focuses attention on a particular subject and invites further exploration of a network of other markers, surprising artifacts, and new points of interest. Each Waypoint encourages further exploration through the mobile web site, as well as an invitation to share experiences via social media.
Waypoints is designed for all ages but with particular emphasis on educating young people about the special relationship with the region’s waters, from working waterfronts to aquaculture and commercial fishing, marine technology and science, transportation and recreation.
Explore Waypoints in Hyannis, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Falmouth, Nantucket, Provincetown, Sandwich, Tisbury, Vineyard Haven and Yarmouth. More sites will be added in the future.
Waypoints is part of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s Expedition Blue project, an initiative to build a sense of pride and identity in the water economy and to encourage responsible blue economy entrepreneurship and employment. Waypoints was funded by a grant from the Seaport Economic Council.
More information at ExpeditionBlue.org