This is part two of the accounting of Chappy houses that have vanished. We’ll forego the details regarding the dates of the individual occurrences as this is basically a reminder of the impermanence of the endeavors of humans.

There was once a substantial light keeper’s house out at the tip of Cape Pogue. The unsalvageable remains have long since tumbled down the bluff. I remember marveling at the handiwork of the walkways and foundations. Such attention to detail so far from civilization. Clearly, that installation was intended to be permanent at the time that it was constructed. The lighthouse is mildly famous for its migration inland to escape erosion. Its footings now rest in the salt water.

Along the southwest shore of Cape Pogue Bay was a foursome of houses that have disappeared. Two were burned for the benefit of training firefighters. The Self compound and the Knight homestead were both sacrificed so that other structures might be saved from accidental incineration in the future.

The Wasey summer house and tin boathouse were both partially dismantled for reusable parts before getting crunched into pieces small enough to fit into a dump truck.

The Heywood bow roof house made its way overland through neighbor’s yards and squeezed through the narrowest part of Chappy Road onto the Dike Road to come to rest where the Tom’s Neck Farm barn once stood. It is now the home of the fourth and fifth generation of the family that owns the farm.

The School House also traveled from Heywood’s, mostly by road to the Marshall property. Completely refurbished, it now serves as the farm stand for Slipaway Farm. That little building has had previous ramblings across Chappy.

The huge sheds that once stretched northward from the Marshall farm house were removed, leaving only the oldest part of the structure. Those sheds contained a lifetime of builder Bob Marshall collecting building materials and machinery.

It is interesting to note that Bob often built summer houses in pairs. Several examples remain today. Fortunately, when some new owners transformed one of a duet of cottages into a modern structure, they left the other intact. Wonderful that they saw fit to save a part of the history of Chappy that was once the essence of its timelessness.