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Written by Robin Lord, Cape Cod Times   
Monday, 28 January 2008

An excavator from Daniels Recycling in Orleans knocks down the Truelove family’s North Beach cottage yesterday before the ocean could swallow it. The demolition cost $14,000. Cape Cod Times / Paul Blackmore

CHATHAM — Fred Truelove could see the future and knew his North Beach camp's days were numbered. So instead of letting the ocean have the last laugh, he hired a demolition crew and tore it down yesterday.

Workers from Daniels Recycling in Orleans spent much of the day pulling down the sturdy cottage that sat on pilings in the sand for the past 15 years. It was cheaper to take down the cottage than wait to pay someone to pick up shattered pieces of the structure across Pleasant Bay, Truelove said earlier this week.

The demolition cost $14,000, he said.

The ocean is chewing away about a dozen feet of beach with every high tide, so Truelove knew his cottage would be the latest victim of the new North Beach inlet created during a powerful storm in April.

The new North Beach inlet - Chris Seufert

Three other structures already have been lost since the April storm. The Cape Cod National Seashore burned a camp it owned last spring. Russell Broad lost his camp when the remnants of Hurricane Noel blew through the Cape in November. Donald Harriss' property succumbed late last month.

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