38 COASTAL PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHEN P. LEATHERMAN PHOTO 2. The ma ssive washover fans on Nauset Spit, Cape Cod, Massachu setts, were introduced by an intense " northeaster" on February 6th and 7th, 1978. These storm-genera te d deposits extend the barrier island surface landward into the lagoon. Beach facilities were largely destroyed by uprush on the northern end of the spit adjo ining the glacial headl and. .Jou rnal of Coasta l Research. VoL I. No.1. 198"