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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pequot Library's 4th of July Bike Parade & Lawn Games

4th of July Bike Parade & Lawn Games

Pequot Library
Monday, July 4, 2016, 10am - 12pm
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: face painting, sack races, hula hoop contest, Revolutionary Relay, crafts and an American History trivia contest
Hot dogs and drinks available
All ages, no registration required
Free

Location : Great Lawn
Contact : Front Desk (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

MORE INFO: http://www.pequotlibrary.org/index.php/calendar-events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/07/04/14171/-/annual-4th-of-july-bike-parade-lawn-games


Southport Market Boats in 1905

(click on image to enlarge)Southport Market BoatsSouthport, ConnecticutDescription: B/w post card, "26C20, Luin B Switzer, Publisher." Printed on the front of the card sent to "Mrs. H. T. Bulkley, Southport": "The Last of the Market Fleet, Southport, Conn." Written on the front: "Comps of L.B.S. (by Luin B. Swtizer himself)" The card is postmarked 24 Nov 1905. Luin B. Switzer ran the Southport drugstore from 1895 to about 1940. The drugstore is still called "Switzer's." In the Weekly Times of 11 Aug 1905, Switzer advertised "Southport Souvenir post cards at Southport Pharmacy. 2 for 5 cents." This may be one of the souvenir cards advertised. In the picture the schooner on the left is the one identified by Charlotte Lacey in her Historical Story of Southport (page 45) as the "Mary Elizabeth, " a market boat owned by the firm of Chas. Jennings & Son. The schooner on the right may be the "George Edwin, " a market boat owned by the Simon Banks firm. The market boats ceased operation about 1903-4. The "Mary Elizabeth" was sold in 1905 and taken to Long Island.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: c1905
Format: Photograph

Southport Onion Hoe ad in 1899

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Historically priceless photo of Southport Harbor - 4th of July Tub Racing & Watersports

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"This photo is rare and historically priceless. In the background through the trees you can see part of the old mansion that stood at the corner of Harbor Road and Old South Road. I believe that it had a large and imposing tower. The automobiles along Harbor Road suggest the photo is WW I vintage".
-Arthur Jennings
Note: canoe and tub races; people at the dock getting in their tubs.
Also the old BC&MMR on Harbor Road.
The Annual July 4th Tub Racing and Watersports, photo circa 1917-1919.
Photograph property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this incredible image from the past.

Pine Creek Beach Saturday panorama

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Pine Creek Beach Saturday panorama.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fishing at YYY

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At the Town Dock at Ye Yacht Yard
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer and date unknown.
"Some serious fishing going on here.
As a kid I remember watching folks catch small fish using nets and some chum.
Some folks stayed all day on the ledge." -Arthur Jennings
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Southport Harbor early 1900's

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Southport Harbor early 1900's
View from seawall in Southport Harbor, date uncertain, early 1900's, photo from Arthur Jennings' collection. From left to right: Captain Benjamin F. Peet House on 1000 Harbor Road (with tower), Wyght's Rock (today's Ye Yacht Yard), and to the right down the harbor is Jelliff Block.
Zoom in down the harbor and try to identify the large vessel, it may be an early dredge.

Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY

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Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY.
Look closer and you will see Howard inside the shop.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Southport Harbor on Tuesday

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Southport Harbor on Tuesday.

Fairfield Shellfish Commission Clam Clinic 2016




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Clam Clinic 2016 at Sasco Beach June 11th
Shellfish Permits for the season were available for purchase,
free clam chowder and free clams and the use of clam rakes all made available to the public,
made for a another successful Clam Clinic hosted by the Fairfield Shellfish Commission.

Flag Day on South Pine Creek Road

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Pequot Library 11th Annual Potluck, Outdoor Concert & Campout PHOTOS










2016 Summer Reading Program Kick Off!
Potluck dinner, badminton, spinnaker play, pillow fight, roastomg s'mores by the campfire and ghost stories.
The Outdoor Concert was performed by Merwin Mountain Band until the wee hours of 10pm.


PHOTOS: Lori Langdon


The winch at Ye Yacht Yard

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Early photo of the winch at YYY.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Believed to be the "Ada", owned by W.B. Meeker


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Believed to be the "Ada", owned by W.B. Meeker.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare photo.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fairfield Shellfish Commission Clam Clinic June 11th

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Photo: Eric Sundman 2015
Fairfield Shellfish Commission Clam Clinic 2016


Shellfish Commission Clam Clinic - June 11, 2016
The Shellfish Commission will be holding a Clam Clinic on Saturday, June 11th at Sasco Beach in Fairfield - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Bring the kids - it's fun for all! Click here for details.
If you are willing to share your clamming expertise with event participants, we are actively looking for volunteers to join us! Please let us know by emailing us at shellfishcommission@fairfieldct.org.

Pequot Library Annual Potluck, Outdoor Concert & Campout June 10th



Annual Potluck, Outdoor Concert & Campout

On the Great Lawn of Pequot Library
 - Southport -
Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:30pm . . .
A favorite community event to kick off summer reading! Register for food coordination.

MORE INFO:

PHOTOS: Eric Sundman 2015

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale June 11th





http://trinitysouthport.org/content.cfm?page_content=announcement_include.cfm&announcement_id=1169

Southport Harbormasters

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"This is a photo of Barbara Burr's Chesapeake Bay Retriever, "Flair", standing guard at YYY with her friend Ferdie Jennings, back in the 1950's. Flair was a fixture at YYY for many years and was first mate on Barbara Burr's lobster runs. Barbara's traps were usually set off Greens Farms where the bottom was rocky. Those runs were fun."
-Arthur Jennings
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this bit of Southport history.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Southport Conservancy 34th Annual Meeting at Eagle Hill School Sunday June 5th


ONE ANTHEM performs at the Horseshoe Cafe Monday June 6th

Coming this Monday 6/6.....One Anthem makes it way to the feature spot at the Horseshoe Cafe. 
 Join us for their 8:30PM Appearance. Acoustic Open-Mic follows until close! See you there!


Horseshoe Café - Southport Village

Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 18th


Friday, June 3, 2016

Barbara and Howard Burr at YYY

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Barbara and Howard Burr with a guest at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
From Howard Burr's Collection.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Francis Bulkley Carriage Repairing

From Southport Chronicle May 15, 1869.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this vintage advertisement.

Southport Harbor in 1920's


    
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Rare photo of Southport Harbor in the 1920's.
Set-a-spell on the left. To the right of that is the old Pilot House, and to
the right of the sailboat in the center is Whyte's (or White's) Rock.
From Arthur Jennings collection.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pequot Library 7th Derby Day FUNDRAISER Saturday May 7th - some tickets still available!

7th Derby Day Fundraiser

PEQUOT LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4pm - 7pm

Celebrate the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby with big hats, fast horses & mint juleps!

A fun way to support the Pequot Library!

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Annual Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 18th

Annual Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 18th 2016




NEAR & FAR AID 2016 Designer House Tour Friday May 6th

2016 Designer House Tour

Celebrating the Art of Living

Friday, May 06, 2016

An exclusive tour of extraordinary homes

Fairfield, Southport & Westport

May 06, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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.

Rare photo of an old type "sucker dredge" in Southport Harbor

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"This photo was given to me by John Wall, who for many years owned the first house opposite the Lower Wharf. It is in poor condition. The scene shows an old type "sucker dredge" working along the breakwater." -Arthur Jennings
Date unknown.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very old and rare image of this unique vessel in Southport Harbor.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pequot Library Derby Day Fundraiser May 7th

7th Derby Day

Pequot Library Fundraiser


Saturday, May 07, 2016, 04:00pm - 07:00pm
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Celebrate the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby!
A Fundraiser for Pequot Library
Join us for an afternoon of big hats, fast horses, mint juleps and jockeys as we take part in "The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports!"

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