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Thursday, March 5, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Eve at Horseshoe Cafe Southport Village March 16th


Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village 

Fairfield County's Giving Day March 5th

Fairfield County's Giving Day

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12am - 11:59pm
24 hours of online giving! 
Funds raised provide essential support for programs and books!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hooded Merganser sighting in Southport Harbor


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These are interesting little birds/ducks we have recently seen.  We believe it is a “Hooded Merganser” (male and female in one of these pics - male with the white on top).
Photos by: Jan Carpenter

Southport on Wednesday



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Southport on Wednesday.

Misses Wakeman's Harbor Road Home In 1888


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418 Harbor Road-Home of Misses Wakeman, Blizzard of 1888
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Roderick P Curtis. On reverse of photograph is written: "Mar. 16th '88. Residence of the Misses Wakeman, Southport, Conn. (Rose Hill near Harbor Road.) After the Blizzard." The words in parentheses are in a different handwriting, known to be that of Mrs. Wells Curtis. This house was built in 1867 by Bridgeport architects Lambert and Bunnell. Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 16 March 1888
Format: Photograph
























Dredging around Ye Yacht Yard

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Dredging YYY-circa pre-1940.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Celebrate 20 years of Spring Gala and Voices of Hope Friday Mar.6th


Have you gotten your Near & Far Aid Gala tickets yet?


Celebrate 20 incredible years of partnering together to fight poverty in Fairfield County. Tickets are now available at 
www.nearandfaraid.org

Winter in Southport

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Winter in Southport.
 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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.

Southport 1908

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Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this advertisement from 1908.

Jennifer Butler Fashion Show 2015 Mar.5th

Pine Creek on Tuesday


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Pine Creek on Tuesday.

Long trek across the harbor

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Long trek across the harbor.

Photo by Jan Carpenter 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Horseshoe Cafe Presents Randy Kemp Jazz Ensemble TONIGHT March 2nd in Southport Village

Randy Kemp Jazz Ensemble at Horseshoe Café
  Monday March 2nd at 8:30pm followed by Open-Mic.

Horseshoe Café - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Friday, February 27, 2015

On the rails at YYY

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On the rails at Ye Yacht Yard.
"This photo is typical of a launching at YYY. In the skiff is Barbara and Flair. Barbara would use the skiff to tow the yacht to the floats, or to a mooring. Launchings usually drew supportive onlookers. Watching Howard start the engine and operate the winch was an event by itself." -Arthur Jennings
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing his memories regarding this photo.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

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.

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday Feb.27th

Join Chris Frantz, founder and drummer of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club
Friday Feb.27th at 4pm EST on WPKN 89.5FM and streaming live on www.wpkn.org

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pine Creek Beach panorama on Sunday evening

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Pine Creek Beach panorama on Sunday evening.

The Pequot Inn Advertisement 1950's

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Pequot Inn
Southport, Connecticut
From the New Southport Chronicle, March 15, 1951.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Meet the Author at Pequot Library Feb.28th

Meet the Author, Jr.

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome
At Pequot Library
 
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2pm - 3:30pm
Award-winning author & illustrator, Lesa Cline-Ransome & James Ransome + art workshop!
 

Barbara Burr works on a hull

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Barbara Burr at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property of Howard Burr Collection, courtesy of Joe Rainis.

Pages from Pequot: Black Poets & Writers Feb.20th

Pages from Pequot: Black Poets & Writers

Friday, February 20, 2015, 10:45am
"Page Turnings" by First Selectman Tetreau of American Visionaries 1700s - Present. Free.

MORE INFO: http://pequotlibrary.org/index.php/calendar-events/icalrepeat.detail/2015/02/20/10829/-/pages-from-pequot-connections-black-poets-writers-american-visionaries-1700s-present

Kristen Graves & Glenn Roth at Horseshoe Cafe Feb.23rd

Coming up this Monday 2/23 at the Horseshoe Café in Southport....Kristen Graves "CT's State Troubadour" performing with Glenn Roth in the 8:30PM Feature Spot at the Acoustic Open-Mic. Don't miss this great musical duo. Open-Mic kicks off following their feature performance! "Put your Show on at the Shoe!" Every Monday!

Horseshoe Café - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Yawl CONTEST at YYY 1930's

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Yacht CONTEST at the marine railway at Ye Yacht Yard, 1930's.
Owned by Arthur O. Jennings Jr. of Southport.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

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 in the shop at Ye Yacht Yard in 1952



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Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY in 1952
"Photo [of Arthur Jennings] with Howard Burr in about 1952. The location is inside the YYY shop at the foot of the ladder that went to the loft where the cat lived. The box behind Howard contained tools used on his work bench." Howard is about 52 years old in this photo.
-Arthur Jennings

Wakeman Meeker's Yacht 'Ada' circa 1880's

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"Believed to be the "Ada", owned by W.B. Meeker." -Arthur Jennings
Mr. Wakeman B. Meeker lived at 25 Westway Road. Photo: circa 1880's Southport Harbor.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare photo.

Chester Place 1890's

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Chester Place 1890's
Note: Methodist church up on Rose Hill Road.
[The street in Southport between Main Street and Pequot Avenue called Chester Place was named for the Bulkley Homestead located in Chester, England. -Arthur Jennings]

Intersection of Church & Main Street
Southport, Connecticut
View taken from Chester Place showing intersection of Church and Main Street. On Main Street at left of Church Street is 95 Main, the Old Academy. To right of Church Street is 115 Main, homestead of J. Fred Jennings. Up on Church Street on left is 86 Rose Hill Road, the Methodist parsonage; on the right is the Methodist Church. The picture was taken after the parsonage was built in 1888 but before the church was taken down in 1900.
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1890's?
Format: Photograph

Sasco Beach on Thursday evening

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Sasco Beach on Thursday evening. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lower Wharf On Harbor Road Southport

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"Passing Lower Wharf after a sail in 1968."
-Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo.

Bulkley Family in Southport

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Bulkley Family in Southport
"Bulkley family standing on a lot on the corner of Westway and Willow. Not sure of the date, approximately early 1900's. My great grandmother was a Bulkley and she grew up in the house to the right of Eagle Hill School. Note the Trinity Church steeple in the background." -Chris Jennings.
Photograph property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.

Francis Bulkley Carriage Repairing

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