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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wednesday Night Racing off Southport



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Wednesday Night Racing off Southport 7/16/14.
PHOTOS: David Curtis

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Freedom Tower from Sasco Beach on Friday evening


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Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center Manhattan from Sasco Beach on Friday evening.

Ye Yacht Yard on Friday afternoon




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Ye Yacht Yard on Friday afternoon.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Howard Burr in the shop at YYY


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Howard Burr in the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

Fairfield - Southport Village Sidewalk Sale 2014

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

AERIAL VIDEO: Southport Wednesday Night Sailing


Southport Wednesday Night Sailing
July 16, 2014 in Southport
video by David Curtis

Another early view of Southport Harbor circa 1880's

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Southport Harbor circa 1880's
Another early view of Southport Harbor at low tide looking north towards the Jelliff Block. Sasco Hill and the onion fields to the right. To the far right, the bow of a vessel can be seen at anchor. Circa 1880's. Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for this rare view of the past.
Photo: Arthur Jennings Collection

Launching a vessel at YYY in the 1930's

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Launching a vessel at YYY in the 1930's
Special thanks to Joe Rainis for providing this view into the past at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund

Bulkley's Market Southport CT circa 1870

Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very old advertisement
from the Southport Chronicle circa 1870.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet 2014 slideshow video


Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet 2014
Southport, Connecticut
June 14, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pequot Library Book Sale one hour long documentary from 1993


VIDEO NOTES BY the documenter finleymeboy:
In the summer of 1993 I had a video camera and time on my hands (there was a recession then, too, come to think) and I decided to chronicle the Pequot Library Booksale, a unique event in Southport, CT that draws thousands from all over the region and beyond (Martha Stewart dropped in to promote it one year). The "sale" happens in July, but is a remarkable process that goes on all year, accumulating mass as it goes. I was pretty close to it and the people involved, having worked as a volunteer for years (This is my homage to them). What comes across in this video, if you watch the entire hour, is the peculiar attraction, passion and hunger people have for books, and in this event, a unique ecology of books in which the culture gets circulated from one hand to another, a lot among people who would otherwise not have access to it, and then somehow the whole thing replenishes itself to come back another year. Think about this as people tell you nowadays that books are going away, like newspapers, and this might be of more poignant historical value than I thought. A lot of the good people in this film are gone, but the sale goes on (it goes on now as I speak) as it has for over 50 years, and hopefully will continue long after printed books are "dead."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5s4ZBZArNo

Town of Fairfield Clam Clinic August 2nd

Clam Clinic - Saturday, August 2

Town of Fairfield Clam Clinic

Saturday, August 2, 2014
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sasco Beach - 1401 Sasco Hill Road 
Fairfield Residents,
Please join us for two hours of fun at Sasco Beach and experience the natural shellfish resources that Fairfield and the Long Island Sound have to offer.  All town residents are welcome - including children.  Learn clamming techniques, harvest your own clams and keep your catch.  Sample locally prepared clam chowder.
This is a free event sponsored by the Town of Fairfield Shellfish Commission.  No clamming permits are required for the clinic but permits will be sold for future use.
Event is weather dependent.  Please call the Shellfish Hotline to ensure Sasco Beach Shellfish Bed is open at: (203) 256-3074.  Rain Date is Sunday, August 3, 2014 (10:00 - 12:00 pm).
For more information contact the Fairfield Conservation Department (203) 256-3071.

http://www.fairfieldct.org/conservationnews/?FeedID=169

Monday, July 14, 2014

Opti Rumble 2014 - Southport CT PHOTOS

Opti Rumble 2014





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All photos: Eric Sundman

St. Anthony of Padua Church Annual Picnic on Sunday





























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St. Anthony of Padua Church Annual Picnic on Sunday July 13, 2014
South Pine Creek Road - Fairfield CT

https://stanthonyffld.org/2014-annual-parish-picnic-sunday-july-13-from-1230pm-to-630-pm/

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Southport on Sunday















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Southport on Sunday.