UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pequot Library's 57th Annual Summer Book Sale July 21-25th

"The Best Book Sale in New England"

Friday, July 21 - Tuesday, July 25, 2017
More than 140,000 previously-loved books, media, vinyl, and specials in 55+ categories.

Pine Creek circa 1900

(click on image to enlarge)
176 Pine Creek Avenue circa 1900.
Cottage Waldorf Astoria.
A former watchman's shack overseeing the oyster beds off Pine Creek.
Capt. Podge, Gus Kabel, and James Richmond on porch.
Owners in the following order: Capt. Podge Eldert, Wildman Dr. Reed, Spencer Anderson,
and Edna & Joe Backiel.
Property and courtesy of: Bruce Richmond Collection

Sunken Island off Pine Creek Point - Squalus Marine Divers


Sunken Island off Pine Creek Point

Sandbaggers leaving the harbor

Yachts
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Stereopticon View #33, Pomeroy & Wilson, 275 Main, Bdgpt. Printed on back is a list of stereopticon views; underlined is #33, "Yachts." See comments with #187 in regard to dating Southport stereopticons. This photo may have been taken down by Lower Wharf. The picture appears in the booklet _Pequot Yacht Club 1921-1980_, with the caption "Sandbaggers leaving the harbor." "By the turn of the century, match racing between sailors from Southport & nearby towns brought spectators down to the end of the harbor road to watch the competitors in sandbaggers and catboats." From _Watercraft_, Mystic Seaport Museum: "Racing sandbaggers was a popular sport before 1885.... one could crowd on as much sail as... his craft could carry. With so great a spread of canvas, just to keep from capsizing was a challenge.... The idea was for the large crew to position themnselves along with several 50-lb sandbags far enough windward to balance the press of wind on the sails.... Most of the racing & building took place near New York City where the sport originated."
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Format: Photograph
REFERENCE URL: http://pequotlibrary.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleitem/collection/p1038coll5/id/694/rec/2

3 dollar note: Southport Bank 1857


(click on images to enlarge)
This 3 dollar note was issued by th Southport Bank on Main Street, Southport CT four years before the Cival War and, four years before the U.S. Government started reglating the banking industry in 1861.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21st is Howard B. Burr Day in Fairfield


HOWARD B. BURR DAY
26 years ago on June 21st, 1991, Fairfield First Selectwoman Jacquelyn C. Durrell proclaimed Friday June 21, 1991 and June 21st thereafter as Howard B. Burr Day. Also on this day in 1991, the Dedication Ceremony & Celebration of the Southport Harbor 350th Anniversary flagpole at YYY was held.
Info from the Southport Conservancy publication The Packet, from Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Southport Street Parade and Blessing of The Fleet June 24th at 11am


Credit: The Russell Agency:A rite of springtime in Southport Village on Saturday will feature two parades — one by land and one by sea.
The annual Southport Street Parade will step off at 11 a.m. from the Southport Congregational Church parking lot on Pequot Avenue and end at Southport’s Lower Wharf, where the Blessing of the Fleet will take place starting at about noon.
The march will feature five fife-and-drum corps and one pipe band, the Governor’s Horse Guard, various federal, state and local officials, and a delegation from Pequot Library.
The Grand marshals of the parade will be George and Harriett Wiswell.
CREDITS: 
The Russell Agency 
317 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Howard Burr in the shop at YYY


(click on image to enlarge)
Howard Burr in the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shakespeare On The Sound: Field Trip June 20th

Shakespeare on the Sound: Field Trip

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:30pm
Reserved premiere grass seating to see Macbeth in Rowayton. Arrive early, bring picnic.

Rare trade card for clipper ship MARY OGDEN

(click on image to supersize)
"Trade card for Clipper Ship, MARY OGDEN, launched 1854, owned by George Bulkley, of Southport, Connecticut."
-Arthur Jennings' collection

"Ted" Jennings at the helm of the PAGAN

(click on image to enlarge)
"PAGAN was Barbara Burr's sloop. Howard Burr designed and built a fire box
and radiation system to provide heat below deck in cold weather.
Above, Edward "Ted" Jennings at the helm of the PAGAN rounding Flat Island Bell off Pine Creek (Bell 22), circa 1955."
-Arthur Jennings

Boutonnier-The Man's Shop

(click on image to enlarge)
The Boutonnier was located in the Hall Block (on Main Street Southport).
From Arthur Jennings' collection.

Ye Yacht Yard 1920's

(click on image to enlarge)
Ye Yacht Yard 1920's
A very rare photo of Ye Yacht Yard from the 1920's extracted by Lew Corbitt from a frame of a 16mm film taken by A.O. Jennings.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for contributing this photo.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

1pm: JAMBI CROSSES THE LINE FIRST AT BERMUDA!

CONGRATULATIONS JAMBI & CREW

JAMBI still in front - Bermuda Race


11am Wednesday update:
8.5 knots and 6.1nm to go JAMBI from #SouthportCT 
still first in line honors position 

GO GO GO #JAMBI 

@MarionBermuda

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Epic Situation in Southport on Saturday



https://www.facebook.com/events/1172587012752602/?active_tab=highlights

Miss Susan's Annual Potluck, Outdoor Concert & Campout June 9th at Pequot Library

Miss Susan's ANNUAL POTLUCK, OUTDOOR CONCERT & CAMPOUT

Friday, June 09, 2017, 06:30pm - 11:30pm
12th Anniversary on June 9th at Pequot Library!
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
campout 2013 collage compress

Location : The Great Lawn
Contact : childrens@pequotlibrary.org or (203) 259-0346 ext.16 
Thanks to Whole Foods Market Fairfield for their generosity and support.

http://www.pequotlibrary.org/index.php/calendar-events/icalrepeat.detail/2017/06/09/16123/-/annual-potluck-outdoor-concert-campout

GIANT “TAILGATE TAG SALE” COMING JUNE 10TH

GIANT “TAILGATE TAG SALE” COMING JUNE 10TH
Annual Outdoor Event Offers Everyday and Extraordinary Items…at Unbelievable Prices!


SOUTHPORT, CT (June 5, 2017) – Back by popular demand, Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport is once again hosting its giant, one-of-a-kind “Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale” on Saturday, June 10th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sellers get the opportunity to buy a spot in the Church’s spacious parking lot in downtown Southport, pack their cars with items for sale, and benefit from the enormous promotion and customer traffic being generated by Trinity. Buyers benefit from the opportunity to find rare treasures at very low prices. And, Trinity earns the proceeds of the parking spot purchases. 

All are welcome to participate. There is no need to be a member of the Church. 

Location:  The location is Trinity’s parking lot, located on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street in Southport. 
Come Treasure Hunt! This year, over 40 families will set up spots and sell. What buyers will find: antiques, clothing (Vineyard Vines, Patagonia, Lily, Coach, Hermes), hand bags, scarves and accessories, china, silver, housewares, antiques, children’s party clothes, kayaks, mountain bikes and more (see photos). Visit Merchants’ row and meet local merchants - Bespoke Designs, Two Bs Accessories, Little River Farm, DFM Stationery and more.

Come for Coffee & Stay for Lunch. Bring the Kids! Kick off the morning with coffee, tea, hot chocolate & lemon scones…then stay for lunch with Hapa’s Tacos & Burgers, Taste of Grill’s Mediterranean Fare plus Southport's own Sammy's Pizza. And of course, there will be treats throughout the day: Cookies, Ice Cream, CandyWater & Sodas. There will be entertainment for the For the Kids: Face Painting & Games.

If You are a Real Hunter, get First Dibs at “Chic Boutique & Cocktails” on Friday June 9th from 630pm-8:30pm. The team will be serving “tailgate style” appetizers including lobster rolls in Trinity’s Parish Hall. Visit tinyurl.com/tagsale2017 for tickets ($40 per person or $75 for 2). 
Want to Sell? The event also offers sellers the opportunity to buy a spot in the Church’s spacious parking lot in downtown Southport, pack up their cars with items they would like to sell, and benefit from the enormous promotion and customer traffic being generated by Trinity. Residents of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Westport, Southport and the surrounding area are invited to buy a “spot” and sell their items, whatever they may be.  All are welcome to participate. There is no need to be a member of the Church. 

“Last year’s Tailgate Tag Sale gave our neighbors a unique reason to come together and celebrate our community in a new way,” said Peggy Hodgkins, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. “This year’s Tag Sale builds on that success and gives everyone a give their used items a new life. Best of all, the proceeds of the parking spot sales are used to fund the mission and ministries of Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport.”
Among the groups aided by Trinity’s Outreach program are Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Center for Family Justice, Council for Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), Parish Court, St. Luke’s/St. Paul’s Food Pantry, and many more.
Those interested in buying a spot at this highly visible event can visit EventBrite at www.tinyurl.com/tagsale2017. Spots are $100 or $150 for Premium Location. 

RAIN DATE:  In the event of rain, the Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale will take place on Sunday, June 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
About Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Church has been a center of worship and Christian community since 1724. Trinity offers many occasions when parishioners of all ages come together as a community for fellowship and friendship. Our Community is about what we do and what we offer that benefits not only our Trinity community but also the community at large, including service to those in need in the wider community. Trinity welcomes all people: our doors are open every day, all day, for prayer and rest.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Aston Martin Lagonda - Classic Car Gallery - Southport


(click on image to enlarge)

Aston Martin

1985

Lagonda

5.4 Liter V8
$84,900
44,000 Miles
Body Style: 4 Door
Exterior: Blue
Interior: Tan



https://classiccargallery.com/details.php?id=1070&g=1

Pequot Library circa 1893

(click on image to enlarge)
Very early photo postcard of Pequot Library
Southport, CT

Fairfield Connecticut beach scene circa 1910

(click on image to enlarge)

(click on image to enlarge)
Beach scene, circa 1910 Fairfield, CT postcard.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Southport Village Trolley at the Terminus

Southport Village Trolley at the Terminus 
Postcard, circa 1907-1914 Danziger & Berman

Sea Lodge early 1900's

(click on image to enlarge)
6 People at Sea Lodge steps
Southport, Connecticut
Description: The identity of the child is not known. The child is Wellington Switzer, identified in Oct 2001 Packet. His mother, Mrs. Luin Switzer, is second from the left. (VLH 10/2001)
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Early 1900's
Format: Photograph

H. B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon early 1900's

(click on image to enlarge)
H. B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Eugene Hall? Note found with glass plate negative: "H. B. Sherwood's ice wagon." Picture is identified in same manner in Banks _This Is Fairfield_ (pictures following page 192). Herb Sherwood ran a coal, grain, wood, ice business, and his office was on Harbor Road in the building now the Jr PYC. He was married to Clara L Banks, daughter of Simon Banks, who built the Jr. PYC building.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Early 1900's?
Format: Photograph
REFERENCE URL:

Marquand Mansion 720 Pequot Avenue in 1867


(click on image to enlarge)
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
REFERENCE URL: http://pequotlibrary.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleitem/collection/p1038coll5/id/283/rec/22

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pre-1920's Ye Yacht Yard


(click on image to enlarge)
Never before seen panoramic photo of pre-1920's view of  Whyte's Rock and
Ye Yacht Yard before the shop was built.
With special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo.
Photo property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.

Trinity Church "Tailgate Tag Sale" June 10th

At Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890

TRINITY CHURCH “TAILGATE TAG SALE” COMING JUNE 10TH

Pack the Car, Open the Trunk & Sell in Southport!


SOUTHPORT, CT – Back by popular demand, Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport is once again hosting the one-of-a-kind “Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale” on Saturday, June 10th from 9am-4pm. 
The event offers sellers the opportunity to buy a spot in the Church’s spacious parking lot in downtown Southport, pack up their cars with items they would like to sell, and benefit from the enormous promotion and customer traffic being generated by Trinity. The parking lot is located on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street in Southport. Residents of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Westport, Southport and the surrounding area are invited to buy a “spot” and sell their items, whatever they may be.  All are welcome to participate. There is no need to be a member of the Church. 

Timed “after Spring Cleaning,” this year’s event marks the second time that Trinity will be holding its Tailgate Tag Sale. Last year, over 80 families set up spots and sold such items as costume jewelry, women’s and men’s designer clothing, hand bags, scarves and accessories, china, silver, housewares, antiques, children’s party clothes, kayaks, mountain bikes and more (see photos).  Last year also included a number of Southport and Fairfield-area merchants such as Lattice House, Mama Jane’s, Lion’s Paw, Nutrition Kitchen, Two Bs and others.

The event offers the opportunity for sellers to earn cash from the proceeds of the items they sell. Trinity benefits from the proceeds of the parking spot purchases.
“Last year’s Tailgate Tag Sale gave our neighbors a unique reason to come together and celebrate our community in a new way,” said Peggy Hodgkins, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. “This year’s Tag Sale builds on that success and gives everyone a give their used items a new life. Best of all, the proceeds of the parking spot sales are used to fund the mission and ministries of Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport.”
Among the groups aided by Trinity’s Outreach program are Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Center for Family Justice, Council for Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), Parish Court, St. Luke’s/St. Paul’s Food Pantry, and many more.
Those interested in buying a spot at this highly visible event can visit EventBrite at www.tinyurl.com/tagsale2017. Spots are $100 or $150 for Premium Location.

All are also invited to attend the Friday Night Bites & Boutique party on Friday night, June 9
th, where they will get “first dibs” on the sale’s Boutique Treasures. Tickets for the Preview Party are $40/person or $75/couple. They are also available on link above.

RAIN DATE:  In the event of rain, the Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale will take place on Sunday, June 11
th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
About Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Church has been a center of worship and Christian community since 1724. Trinity offers many occasions when parishioners of all ages come together as a community for fellowship and friendship. Our Community is about what we do and what we offer that benefits not only our Trinity community but also the community at large, including service to those in need in the wider community. Trinity welcomes all people: our doors are open every day, all day, for prayer and rest.

Racing Sandbaggers in Southport Harbor

(click on image to enlarge)
Yachts
 Southport, Connecticut
Description: Stereopticon View #33, Pomeroy & Wilson, 275 Main, Bdgpt. Printed on back is a list of stereopticon views; underlined is #33, "Yachts." See comments with #187 in regard to dating Southport stereopticons. This photo may have been taken down by Lower Wharf. The picture appears in the booklet _Pequot Yacht Club 1921-1980_, with the caption "Sandbaggers leaving the harbor." "By the turn of the century, match racing between sailors from Southport & nearby towns brought spectators down to the end of the harbor road to watch the competitors in sandbaggers and catboats." From _Watercraft_, Mystic Seaport Museum: "Racing sandbaggers was a popular sport before 1885.... one could crowd on as much sail as... his craft could carry. With so great a spread of canvas, just to keep from capsizing was a challenge.... The idea was for the large crew to position themnselves along with several 50-lb sandbags far enough windward to balance the press of wind on the sails.... Most of the racing & building took place near New York City where the sport originated."
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Format: Photograph
REFERENCE URL: http://pequotlibrary.cdmhost.com/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p1038coll5&CISOPTR=694&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Summer Trolley Car 1894

(click on image to enlarge)
Summer Trolley Car #61
Southport, Connecticut
Description: This picture is shown in Banks _This Is Fairfield_ (pictures ff page 208) with legend "Summer Trolley." The trolley car system came to Southport in 1894. This picture may have been taken in Southport at the trolley terminus, Pequot Ave and the foot of Rose Hill Rd. If it was, the house in the background left is believed the old Benjamin Sherwood house (built 1820's), rented by the Frank E Lane family.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1894
Format: Photograph

Horse and cart with children

(click on image to enlarge)
This is an undated cabinet photo of horse and cart 
with children and J.W. Perry of Southport CT.

Southport Globe Onions

(click on image to enlarge)

Baker Store and Wood Store Main Street in 1868

 
Baker Store & Wood Store, Main Street
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Wilson & Davis, Bdgpt? These stores were located approximately where the driveway stone posts (south) now are on the property at 139 Main. The store at left was that of George Baker. Here the Southport _Chronicle_ was started in Nov 1867. This may be one of the 1860's photos referred to in the August 1868 _Chronicle_: In July of 1868 "Messrs Wilson & Davis Photographists of Bridgeport" came to the village to take pictures of buildings etc. "These photographs can be seen at the store of George Baker." The Baker store was razed about 1883. The store on the right is the original store of John H Wood, who was also involved in the publication of the original Southport _Chronicle_. Wood operated his store here from about 1858 to 1873, when he moved down to the end of Main St and Harbor Rd. The old Wood store building was used for various other business before being razed in the 1890's.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1868?
Format: Photograph

Sherwood's Point Postcard circa 1925


Western end of Harbor Road; Sherwood's Point

Southport, Connecticut

Description: B/w postcard, Hess Commercial Photographer, 575 Hamburg Ave, Brooklyn NY. The photo was taken from approximately where the town boatyard (Ye Yacht Yard) now is. In the background are, right to left--1074, 1088 and 1100 Harbor Road. (Not visible is the next house west, 1110 Harbor Road.) The house of many roofs visible extreme left was the E. S. Hand estate, "Breakwater, " which was approximately on the site of 350 Willow St. See _Packet_ of April 1987, Vol I, #2, for article on the western end of Harbor Rd. See photo #495.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1925
Format: Photograph

NOTE: Boat cradle sticking out of the water on the marine railway.

Sea Scouts at Ye Yacht Yard in 1937

(click on image to enlarge)
Sea Scouts Ship 84 in 1937
From: Lawrence Ratner Collection

Friday, June 2, 2017

Working near the town dock at YYY

(click on image to enlarge)
Working around Ye Yacht Yard area.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Southport Harbor circa 1887


(click on image to enlarge)
Southport Harbor
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Roderick P Curtis? Written on reverse of photo: "c 1898." Schooners visible are believed local vessels, probably the "Mary Elizabeth" and the "George Edwin." Many details in this picture are similar to those in photos #91 and #92, known to have been taken Oct 1887 by Roderick P Curtis. Originally this was believed a later photograph because this writer mistakenly thought this Banks building was erected in 1889. Simon Banks erected 2 brick buildings; the "1889" Banks building was on Main Street. Further research showed the Harbor Road Banks building date to be c.1876. This may well be an 1887 photo.

Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: late 1880's, 1890's?
Format: Photograph

Driftwood Coffee Shop in Southport Village

(click on image to enlarge)
An advertisement from Westport News July 1965.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

(203) 255-1975 is the number to call for take out orders!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fairfield District-wide Art Show Reception at Pequot Library May 31st

Fairfield District-wide Art Show Reception

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Opening reception for exhibition featuring 800+ artworks by students from 16 public schools.

Howard Burr's SAFARI being towed out of Southport Harbor



(click on images to enlarge)
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.