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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
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Expedition Blue Interactive Exhibit Trail

Coastal Engineering assisted in permitting a new trail that explores Cape Cod's economic and environmental health, creates a new regional identity focused on our water and coastal resources, and supports a sustainable year-around economy.

Expedition Blue Waypoints is a unique network of over 30 interpretive structures spanning Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard created with a goal of educating residents and visitors about the special relationship we have with water, how it sustains us, and how we can take care of it. From working waterfronts to aquaculture and commercial fishing, marine technology and science, transportation and recreation, Waypoints bring awareness to water as the local way of life.

Inspired by the lifesaving shacks that once dotted the Cape coastline, the Waypoints are a series of modular cubes, panels and posts that allow for contemplation about the region’s past, present and especially, the future. Each Waypoint features one or more viewfinders that focuses attention on a particular subject and invites further exploration of other markers, surprising artifacts, and new points of interest. Waypoints are part of Expedition Blue, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to build a sense of pride and identity in our water economy, and to encourage responsible blue economy entrepreneurship and employment. Waypoints were funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council. Coastal Engineering provided Environmental Permitting necessary for installation in each town. Click here the explore the locations!