When the owners of Pease Boatworks were ready to sell the business more than a year ago, the stars aligned for Woody Metzger and Jim Donovan. Metzger had known the brothers for years and even worked at Pease before buying the boatyard a year ago with Harwich native Jim Donovan, who had been running his own home building business in St. John. “Traditional boat building drew me back and this sense of place,” says Donovan, a Harwich native.
Chatham is a diamond jewel among the 10 Cape Cod Baseball League franchises in a league recognized as the best summer collegiate baseball organization in the country. The season only lasts from June to August, but the Anglers (nee Athletics) have been creating memories for generations.
Last summer, Boston-based photographer John J. Deignan set out to photograph as many flags as possible in Chatham from Memorial Day to Labor Day. “My love for the flag and my love for Chatham is my inspiration for photographing the Stars and Stripes,” says Deignan, a landscape photographer who began his journey behind the lens six years ago.