Last five posts from the CHAT-M-Room (Town Common) are:

Thank you Bruce for the link.
Jared Fulcher
Chatham, MA USA - Mon 12/05/2022 - 13:55:34
Thank you Steve! Just the kind of anecdotes I was hoping to read on the Club.

Wayne, thank you for the offer. I do have a copy of HomeSong that I've flipped through so often that the binding has come apart. I do have a relic over here from the Gould family that I'd like to give to you sometime. If the offer still stands, I'd like to get together to see each other's postcards collections.

Jared Fulcher
Chatham, MA USA - Sun 12/04/2022 - 19:19:55
The members of the Club were probably referred to locally as Sports. Just came down for the weekend to shoot whatever came along.
Richard R. <>
Eastham, MA USA - Sun 12/04/2022 - 18:42:09
The CG 36500 delivered Santa to the Chatham Fish Pier this afternoon, nearly 71 years after she delivered 36 men to the same pier. February 18, 1952.
Richard R. <>
Eastham, MA USA - Sun 12/04/2022 - 17:25:07
Jared, The "Branting Club", as it was properly called, was a private gunning club that owned property on Monomoy. The property, I believe, was called "Shooter's Island" and was on the west side about halfway between Morris Island and Hammond's Bend. The club existed from 1862 to 1925.

My father recalled that in the late 30s when he was working for Dooley Howes, they had to reshingle the roof on one of the buildings that was part of the Club. He said you would drive down the beach at low water, turn West and drive across some meadow to get to the building. Later in the early 70's he found the well pipe for that same building in the surf on the East side of Monomoy!

Steven Nickerson <>
North Chatham, MA USA - Sun 12/04/2022 - 14:54:19