Yes, that is a boat abuilding in the front yard. A big boat, as you can see. In fact, it is a 36[?]-foot-long Coaster designed in the early 20th century by Murray G. Peterson along the lines of the cargo schooners that plied the New England coast in the 19th century, and were therefore known as coasters. It’s been a long time abuilding; a dozen years or more. That’s not only because of the painstaking methods employed by its builder, Charles Atkins “Stormy” Mayo III (b 1943; pictured), but because Mayo has his hands full with his day job as director of right whale habitat studies at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, which he cofounded in 1976 with his wife, Barbara Shuler Mayo (1945-1988), and Graham Giese. At this point, though Mayo must certainly be eager to put the Coaster out to sea, the corner of Bradford and Duncan would seem barren without her graceful curves. She’s also a perfect calling card, since Mayo was almost born on a schooner and his grandfather fished on one. Stormy and his family have lived here at least since 1948. More pictures and history»
Robert G. Dello Russo acquired this property in 2004 from A. Robert Nelson and Edward Moran Jr. and then built the main house and cottage. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2012-12-14
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If you’re off to take in the sights on the Old Colony Nature Path, don’t be surprised if you’re greeted by a few curious glances yourself as you go by the old Menalkas Duncan property. A number of horses are quartered here and have a nice view of the path — and you — from their large paddock. More pictures and history