UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Friday, July 20, 2018

Pequot Library's 58th Annual Summer Book Sale July 27-31st

58th Annual Summer Book Sale

Pequot Library 

720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT 06890

Friday-Tuesday, July 27th - 31st, 2018

One of the largest book sales in New England. 

140,000+ books and media in 60+ categories.

Howard Burr at YYY in 1985

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Howard Burr in the shop at Ye Yacht Yard, July 1985.

Fairfield Citizen-News 7/26/85.
Courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rare artist's rendering of the new PYC

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Artist's rendering of the new PYC, 1920's. 

Image courtesy: Arthur Jennings' collection.

Rare trade card for clipper ship MARY OGDEN

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"Trade card for Clipper Ship, MARY OGDEN, launched 1854, owned by George Bulkley, of Southport, Connecticut."
-Arthur Jennings' collection

C. Buckingham & Co., Inc. in 1936

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Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this piece of Southport history.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Monday, July 16, 2018

TONIGHT at Horseshoe Cafe in Southport Village!


Monday 7/16 - We have Dan Maxwell and Mike Galgano in the 8:30PM Feature slot,
and we our having a "Crabby Party" to celebrate the July B-Day's
under the crabs that fall under the Zodiac Cancer Sign.
Cake provided and Crab Cakes on Special!


Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Pequot Invitational Regatta - Southport

2018 Pequot Invitational Regatta - Southport

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2018 Pequot Invitational Regatta

CPAA Announces Southport Harbor / Ye Yacht Yard Projects Funding

Connecticut Port Authority Announces Southport Harbor Projects Funding for Ye Yacht Yard

Dredging and Boat Ramp Improvements

Left to Right: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Director Anthony Calabrese, Fairfield Legislative Delegation Fairfield State Representatives Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Laura Devlin, Brenda Kupchick, and State Senator Tony Hwang, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, and Port Authority Chair Scott Bates, Evan Matthews Executive Director of the CPAA, and Jim Harman of the Fairfield Harbor Management Commission.

July 11, 2018 at Perry Green
Southport, CT


FLASHBACK: 2009 Opti Rumble Regatta

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At the docks at PYC preparing for the regatta on Saturday.

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The fleet leaving Southport Harbor passing Ye Yacht Yard.

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Over 115 sailors competed offshore Southport on Saturday.

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Crossing the finish, Sasco Hill/Pine Creek Beach in the distance.

The Optimist was designed in 1947 by Clark Mills. The design was slightly modified and introduced to Europe by the Dane, Axel Damsgaard, and spread outwards across Europe from Scandinavia. The design was standardized in 1960 and became a strict one-design in 1995.

The International Optimist is sailed in over 100 countries by over 160,000 skippers and it is the ONLY yacht approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16. Quite simply, it's the dinghy in which the world learns to sail. It's worth noting that at the Beijing Olympics, 85% of medal winning skippers were former Optimist dinghy sailors. The International Optimist is the ideal introduction to sailing. It enables sailors to easily and quickly gain confidence on the water, whilst developing the essential sailing skills and techniques for the future. The Optimist is safe, unsinkable, easy & fun to sail, and readily transportable on car roof racks. The Optimist is a true International One Design class, with identical boats made of a durable GRP Hull, which means minimal maintenance, and may be purchased complete with sail and "dolly", a small trailor made specifically for the Optimist. The Optimist is the perfect sailing package for sailors under 16!

2009 Opti Rumble Slideshows: (CUT AND PASTE EACH LINK INTO NEW WINDOW):

2009 Opti Rumble Photostreams: (CUT AND PASTE EACH LINK INTO NEW WINDOW):

FLASHBACK: Over 100 Junior Sailors competed in the 2013 Opti Rumble on Saturday

The first Opti heads out on Saturday morning.

View from Ye Yacht Yard.

An amazing sight.

View from Southport Beach.

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Look closely to see just how wide the field is.

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View from Sasco Beach.