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Thursday, May 24, 2018

The 3rd Annual Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale June 23rd


Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 16th

Times Have Changed

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Times have changed
This photo was submitted by Arthur Jennings, seen seated here near the seawall of Pequot Yacht Club many years ago. "This photo was in the Fairfield Newspaper of the day. There was no channel 9 or two way back then..... just a marine radio telephone connecting to landlines through a marine radio operator in New York. So, during races, especially regattas, the Ripple and Lashara would use the radio telephone on a ship to ship channel to communicate with the clubhouse. Someone would monitor the shortwave shown in the picture under the porch and then go to the flagpole and dip the club burgee with a signal back to the Sound."-Arthur Jennings

Southport Harbor at the turn of the century

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Southport Harbor at the turn of the century.
Photo: date not certain but appears to be most likely circa 1890-1900 and not later than 1905.
Moored next to one of the last of Southport's Market Fleet, the schooner on the right appears to 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 the last one sold in 1905 and taken to Long Island. Sasco Hill in the background.
Many thanks to Arthur Jennings Collection for sharing this rare photo.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Howard Burr at Southport Harbor

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Howard Burr at Southport Harbor
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard  Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Pequot Library in 1891

Pequot Library in 1891
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Clinton B Hall. Note found with glass plate negative: "Pequot Library, May 19, 1891." Marked on the plate itself, top right, is "#38." On back of an original print made from this plate is written, "Taken May 19, 1891, Clinton B Hall." Pequot Library is the subject of HABS (Hist Amer. Bldgs Survey) Report #314, copy in Pequot Library. The only pictures of Pequot Library included in the picture collection are those made from lantern slides or glass plate negatives, plus one 1906 postcard.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 19 May 1891
Format: Photograph

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New Rooms for Old Treasures Opening Reception Tuesday May 22nd at Pequot Library

At Pequot Library
Tuesday May 22, 2018
RSVP appreciated. Contact Grace Calderon:
(203) 259-0346 ext. 125
Location : Dillon Reading Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115


Marquand Mansion 720 Pequot Avenue in 1867

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Marquand Mansion, site 720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, Connecticut

Description:  Photographer: Montignani, Bridgeport Ct. Printed on reverse: "Montignani, Photo Artist, Bridgeport, Conn." Written on reverse: "House of Mr F. Marquand, Southport, Conn." Typed note found with photo: "Mr Marquand's home in Southport. He is seated on the porch, with Mr and Mrs Monroe standing." The house was built on Pequot Avenue, corner of Westway Road, in 1832 for Frederick Marquand. This is the view from the southwest, looking northeast. The house was demolished in 1892 (Chronicle 15 Nov 1892). It stood in front of the Pequot Library, which was built in memory of Mr Marquand by the Monroes. The photograph is dated c 1867 in Southport, The Architectural Legacy of a Ct Village by Cigliano and Schwarz. For an architectural description of this house and information about the Marquands and Monroes see the Cigliano/Schwarz book. See also photos #294, 295, 296. See also the separate collection of Pequot Library memorabilia and pictures.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Circa 1867
Format: Photograph

13th Annual Miss Susan's Potluck and Campout at Pequot Library June 8th


Friday, June 08, 2018, 06:30pm at Pequot Library

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13th Anniversary!
Join in a favorite, traditional community event on Pequot Library's one-of-a-kind
Great Lawn. Enjoy lawn games including badminton and spinnaker play, roast s’mores
by the fire, tell ghost stories, and learn about Pequot’s Summer Reading Program.
Come for any part of the evening or pitch your tent and camp all night!
Free and open to the public.

• 6:30pm: Potluck Supper - Contact Children's Library to coordinate food and register
Sign up for a potluck dish here.

• 7:15pm: Outdoor Concert with the Merwin Mountain Band

• 9:00pm: The Big Pillow Fight
Register: (203) 259-0346 ext. 116 or
Special thanks for the donation of chicken nuggets:
Garden Catering
Location : Great Lawn
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 116
Content provided by Pequot Library

Sunday, May 20, 2018

It's a Tag Sale like NO OTHER! Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale June 23rd

1950's Southport Harbor

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1950's Southport Harbor
Photographer unknown. Postcard purchased from Switzer's postcard rack in the 1950's, according to Arthur Jennings. Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this mint photo postcard from his collection.


A little research on an strange formation west of Penfield reef in Fairfield Connecticut.
Some cool local marine life down there. Mantis Shrimp, Lobster and Flatfish!

Southport Conservancy 36th Annual Meeting on May 20th


Saturday, May 19, 2018

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.

Learning knots at Ye Yacht Yard

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Learning knots at Ye Yacht Yard
Southport, Connecticut
"My brother, Edward "Ted" Jennings, teaching me knots on the YYY dock."
-Arthur Jennings
From: Arthur Jennings Collection

2018 Town of Fairfield Clam Clinic

Special thanks to the Town of Fairfield's Shellfish Commission and their
volunteers for this year's Clam Clinic at Sasco Beach!
Rain did not dampen the spirits of these clammers. 

Town of Fairfield Annual Clam Clinic Saturday May 19th at Sasco Beach

Town of Fairfield, Connecticut
Clam Clinic

Saturday May 19th
8:00am - 10am
Rain or Shine

Sasco Hill Beach
1401 Sasco Hill Road

More information: 203-256-3071

ALL PHOTOS: Fairfield Shellfish Commission

Howard Burr on the drill press at YYY

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Howard Burr on the drill press at the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Lattice House - Come and Explore - Southport Village

These guys need a forever home!
Pair of cast iron whippets from the JW Fiske Foundary - circa 1880. T
hey are in excellent condition and are very special - perfect for a front entrance,
a garden wall or guarding the pool.  
#gardenornament#castirongardendecor #antiquegarden 

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Horseshoe Cafe presents Brian Dolzani on May 21st

Join us this Monday 5/21, and the Horseshoe Cafe welcomes
Brian Dolzani (with band). Brian and company take the 8:30PM Feature spot
followed by a great night of local talent to follow!
This show is not to be missed!!!
Stop down and grab yourself a copy of his new CD as well!


Friday, May 18, 2018

SSS Typhoon on the rails at Ye Yacht Yard in 1937

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SSS TYPHOON on the rails Ye Yacht Yard 1937.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Ratner.

Monday, May 14, 2018

TONIGHT: Horseshoe Cafe presents Bad Fantasy May 14th

Tonight - 5/14! Who wants some LIVE MUSIC? 
Bad Fantasy in the 8:30PM Feature Spot, followed by Acoustic Open-Mic - Join us!


Trolley Car on Pequot Avenue in 1890's

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Trolley Car on Pequot Avenue 1890's, Corbusier House in background
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Trolley line passed the foot of Prospect Lane. The Gertrude Corbusier house is visible in center background up the hill. Southport [word missing] March 4, 1895: "To Rent 6 room cottage near the line of trolley cards. Apply to G. Corbusier." Note that this portion of Rose Hill was not wooded. Building at right rear of trolley is Lane's wagon shop, later a garage. The picture was taken from the front yard of the old Alvord House on Pequot Avenue, site now of a commercial building. See _Packet_ April & July 1997.

Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1890's
Format: Photograph

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mother's Day 2018 Pancake Breakfast - Trinity Church Hall May 13th

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast May 13, 2018 9am-12pm Trinity Episcopal Church Hall 651 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village
Sponsored by Sea Scout Ship 84 All proceeds benefit the Sea Scout Ship 84

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Southport Community Forum at Pequot Library May 12th

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Stop by and celebrate our community at the

Southport Community Forum
Saturday May 12th 10:00am-11:30am
at @PequotLibrary

Event sponsored by Roundtable 06890: Southport’s Nonprofit Collaborative, a collective group of charitable organizations supporting Southport, CT 
#SouthportCT #06890

NEAR & FAR AID Designer House Tour May 11th

Interiors & Inspiration. 
Tour five extraordinary homes, 
each with their own designer and unique style.





Southport, Fairfield & Westport

May 11, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM



Howard Burr's SAFARI being towed out of Southport Harbor

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Howard Burr's Chris Craft SAFARI being towed out of Southport Harbor.
Exact date is unknown.
Photos property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Main Street Southport circa 1903

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Main Street Southport circa 1903
Main Street circa post 1903 Southport, note utility pole.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare postcard from his collection.

Pine Creek Beach circa 1920

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Looking towards Kenzie Point.
This is the area about where South Pine Creek Road ends.
Published by A. Kleban & Sons, Bridgeport, Conn.
Rare color postcard on linen, image at Pine Creek Beach circa 1920.

Shop The Fairfield Women's Exchange

Visit the Fairfield Women's Exchange on Pequot Avenue in Southport Village for great gifts for all occasions, greeting cards, postcards, framed artwork, books, Southport souvenirs, ornaments and more.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lattice House Sip and Shop event May 10th

Come and Explore and also help support an excellent cause at the same.
Percentage of all sales over the 3 days goes to support Horizon's educational programs for Bridgeport's youth.
Sip and Shop Thursday, May 10th (5pm to 7pm)
Shopping continues Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village 

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.

The BIG APPLE in Southport Harbor

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"The BIG APPLE was bought by my Father about 1938 and mostly anchored by the bridge at the then Tide Mill. He and my Mother and myself, spent many hours fishing and clamming with it, My Mother being brought up as a Farmer in New Jersey was quite thrilled when catching fish, trolling or bottom fishing as was myself. In 1945 when his stepson, (Herbert Elmer Ellsworth Bowman) returned from Italy, my Father gave him the boat. My Brother as I always called him, kept the boat anchored off the Green next to the Pequot Yacht Club where the picture was taken by me. My Brother gave me permission to use it, and I think I got more use out of it than he did." -John H. Bayes  
Photograph property and courtesy of John H. Bayes Collection                                                      

Sloop Aground Near B.C. & M.M.R. 1930's

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Sloop Aground
Southport, Connecticut
The building in the left foreground is the old B.C. & M.M.R. Club. In the middle ground is the land given in 1957 by Hoyt O. Perry Sr. to the town (Perry Green). In the background right is the Pequot Yacht Club, the old Jelliff building remodelled in the late 1920's. The sloop is "tethered" on what had been the Meeker docks, now the site of 825 Harbor Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1930's
Format: Photograph

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pequot War Battlefront Project Info Session on Pequot Library Great Lawn May 12th

The Fairfield Museum received funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to lead an important study of the Pequot Swamp Fight. The Battle of Pequot Swamp occurred on July 13-14, 1637 and was the final battle of the Pequot War. This coming summer, the Museum will be working with a team of professional archeologists to conduct a low-impact survey of the Pequot Swamp site to locate possible artifacts related to the battle. The archeologists will use metal detectors to survey the area and locate possible artifacts. Letters have been sent to homeowners whose property is located on the historically significant 17th century battlefield site.

Please join us on the front lawn of Pequot Library on Saturday, May 12th from noon to 2 PM to see a demonstration of this survey.

Archeologists will be on hand to answer your questions.

More information can be found here:

Tyrone Shoelaces at Horseshoe Cafe Monday May 7th

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      Coming this Monday (5/7) to the Shoe
      Tyrone Shoelaces in the Feature spot (followed by Acoustic Open-Mic).
      Please note the 8:15 start time! See ya there!!


    PHOTOS: Pequot Library Derby Day and Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser 2018