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Friday, June 26, 2015

Sasco Beach Club in 1927

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Sasco Beach Club in 1927
Southport, Connecticut
Rare postcard, Sasco Beach Club postmarked August 17, 1927.
View from a private beach near Sasco Beach near the Southport Harbor inlet.
McKenzie's Point in the distance.
From Eric Sundman Collection

Monday, June 22, 2015

Town of Fairfield Clam Clinic at Sasco Beach brought lots of residents out clamming Saturday morning


The shellfish beds were closed for the taking of clams, but Gary Salce of G&B Shellfish generously donated clams for everyone to take home after the very well attended event sponsored by the Town of Fairfield Shellfish Commission.

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One World Trade Center in Manhattan on the horizon, view from Sasco Beach on Saturday in between the Norwalk Islands.

Annual 4th of July Bike Parade & Lawn Games July 4th in Southport Village

Annual 4th of July Bike Parade & Lawn Games

At  Pequot Library
Saturday, July 04, 2015, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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  • Start at the Five Corners in Southport Village with decorated bikes, scooters and wagons
  • Arrive at the Great Lawn of Pequot Library
  • Fun and games: facepainting, sack races, hula hoop contest, Revolutionary Relay, crafts and an American History trivia contest
  • Hot dogs and drinks available
  • All ages, no registration required
Location : Great Lawn
Contact : Front Desk (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

Very early photo of Southport Train Station Eastbound

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Southport, Connecticut Train Station (Eastbound)
"Here is a real oldie showing the eastbound station and, as a bonus, the white house on the westbound side of the tracks was owned by Augustus Jennings. It is probable that the folks in the buggy are related. This is a scan from an old tintype." -Arthur Jennings
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Howard Burr Day June 21

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We Remember Howard Burr

Howard Burr Day June 21, 2015
Fairfield Connecticut

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fox on Sasco Beach Saturday morning

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Fox run across Sasco Beach early Saturday morning.

Howard Burr Day June 21

Proclaimed by former First Selectwoman Jacky Durrell, June 21 every year is Howard Burr Day in Fairfield.
We remember this local legend and dedicated Fairfielder on this day.

Pequot Library's Annual Potluck, Outdoor Concert & Campout


The Moon, Venus, and Jupiter shine brightly in the western sky after sunset.

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Pequot Library's Annual Potluck, Outdoor Concert with The Merwin Mountain Band & Campout on The Great Lawn on June 20th.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Annual Potluck + Outdoor Concert & Campout on The Great Lawn June 19th


Pequot Library's Annual Potluck,

Outdoor Concert & Campout

At Pequot Library on Friday, June 19, 2015, 06:30pm - 11:30pm
Join in a favorite, traditional community event on Pequot Library's one-of-a-kind Great Lawn!
6:30pm Potluck Supper - Contact Children's Dept. to coordinate food and register
7:15pm Outdoor Concert with the Merwin Mountain Band
9pm The Big Pillow Fight
Come for any part of the evening or pitch your tent and camp all night!
More great activities all evening:
  • Find out  about our Summer Reading Program
  • Fun lawn games for kids: badminton, spinnaker play, pillow fight and more!
  • Roast s'mores by campfire
  • Tell ghost stories
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Whole Foods Market, Fairfield.
Location : The Great Lawn
Contact : Susan Ei, Children's Librarian:
or (203) 259-0346 ext.18 

Sasco Hill in 1905, "The Hummocks"

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Sasco Hill in 1905
Description: Commercially printed invitation-postcard, C. H. Pease, Pub. Canaan, Conn. Printed on front: "Southport, Conn. You are invited to attend a sale of fancy bags and cake to be held by the Sasquanaug Association for Village Improvement, on Mrs. Simon C. Sherwood's lawn, Wednesday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Ice cream and cake will be sold. If rainy, the sale will be the next clear day. Music." Written on the front: "The Hummocks." Printed on the photograph: "Sasco Hill." On the reverse the card is postmarked "June 23, 1905, " and is addressed to "Rev. William H. Holman and the Misses Holman." Rev. Holman was the Congregational minister in Southport. Mrs. Simon C. Sherwood lived at 67 Westway Road. The view appears to have been taken from one of the panoramas of the harbor and Sasco Hill.
"The Hummocks" was the local name for the harbor growth seen in the middle ground.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1905
Format: Photograph

Southport Harbor circa 1920

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Club House, Southport, Conn.
Extremely rare color postcard in near mint unsused condition of Southport Harbor.
Circa 1920's. Made in Germany.
Published by International Post Card Co., New York

Working near the town dock at YYY

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Working around Ye Yacht Yard area.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 13th

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"Helen" at Southport Harbor

"Helen" at Southport Harbor.
Gaff rigged sloop.
Date and photographer unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection

Horseshoe Cafe Acoustic Open Mic Night DOUBLE FEATURE PERFORMANCE June 15th

Coming up this Monday 6/15 at the Horseshoe Cafe....DOUBLE FEATURE with The Bedlam Brothers String Band at 8:30PM, and Eric Von Otto at 9:30PM. Open-Mic slots available in between and after the evening features. Stop down, and "Put your Show on at the Shoe!" - New Players always welcome!

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Yacht CONTEST at YYY in 1930's

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"The yacht at the eastern end of the timbers may be my father's yacht CONTEST"-Arthur Jennings

Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Early 1920's Southport Harbor

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Early 1920's Southport Harbor
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing these rare views of Southport Harbor from the 1920's.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Main Street at Harbor Road circa 1905

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POSTCARD: Main Street and Harbor Road circa 1905.

Howard Burr's BUTTERCUP during WWII

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Howard Burr's boat BUTTERCUP

"Howard Burr's boat BUTTERCUP.
Sailing club during WWII, gas rationing."
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.
"During World War 2 in the forties there was a curfew on any boats leaving Southport Harbor after sundown. Many will remember that all boats had their registration numbers painted in 10" type on either side of their bows.

Howard Burr took all of this in stride including the paranoia that there were certainly German U-boats lurking in the waters after dark.
He assembled a ragtag group of buddies who were boatyard wantabes that hung out at YYY after work in the evenings. They assembled a Fleet of equally diverse sailboats some on moorings and others drysailed on trailers to race after work in the evenings, probably on Thursdays nights. BUTTERCUP was Howard's boat and it was extremely fast. I don't know the origin of it but it may have been built by Ed Spear, a buddy of his who owned a boat buliding yard in Black Rock (he built Barbara's sailboat).
They raced off of the Riegel's boathouse (AKA Kensie's Point) with a course that finished at the breakwater. Many nights when the wind died the boats never made it to the harbor until well after dark. I recall many heated discussions after hours over the handicapping system they used. Howard's BUTTERCUP was always in the standings as he was an excellent sailor."
-Ted Jennings

Many thanks to Ted Jennings for sharing his memories of Howard Burr and YYY.

Southport Harbor on Sunday

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Southport Harbor on Sunday.