Crossing Chatham bar

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At the entrance to Chatham Harbor, Chatham Bar has bedeviled fishermen for generations. The Atlantic tides and storms scour tons of sand down the backside of the Cape, piling up an ever-shifting maze of bars at the harbor entrance. Here, lobsterman Tom Marshall ducks as the 40-foot Judi-Lin pounds her way through a rough chop on Chatham Bar on a spring morning in 1979.