UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rare Southport Harbor photo circa 1920

(click on image on enlarge)
Southport Harbor circa 1920
To the right of the PYC clubhouse, it appears that a pillar is visable from the
Oliver H. Perry house in the wooded front yard.
"The lower right hand corner of the plate is missing but it does not detract from the main image. The large power boat in front of the clubhouse maybe an Elco and looks very similar to the powerboat owned by Erwin Jennings, a (PYC) club member. In the lower left hand corner there appears to be a gentleman wearing a "boater" who might be holding a fishing pole. It's a great photograph."
 -Arthur Jennings
Many thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing another incredible and rare image from the past.

Water main break on Harbor Road at Center Street on Wednesday evening

Water main break on Harbor Road at Center Street on Wednesday evening.
Photos: Jan Carpenter/Southport.

Ready! Set! Trick-or-Treat! at Pequot Library Oct.31st

Ready! Set! Trick-or-Treat!

Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Simple Halloween fun to kick off your own trick-or-treating. Games, crafts, plus a concert! Free.

  • Simple Halloween fun to kick off your own trick-or-treating 
  • Concert by Mary Ann Hall's Music For Children & Beyond faculty & friends
  • Games and crafts
  • Food and drinks available for purchase
  • No registration required

Location : Auditorium/Concert Hall
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 18

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Howard Burr Awaits Winter at YYY

(double click on image to supersize)
Howard Burr Awaits Winter.
From The Bridgeport Post 10/3/84.
Property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
Thanks to Joe Rainis.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kristen Graves at Horseshoe Cafe Oct.27th


Early Ye Yacht Yard

(click on image to enlarge)
At Ye Yacht Yard.
Date Unknown. On reverse: Processed by: W.A. Gough Fairfield, Conn.
Most likely Howard Burr to the far left.
Photograph property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Early 1920's Southport Harbor

(double click on image to supersize)

(double click on image to supersize)
Early 1920's Southport Harbor
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing these rare views of Southport Harbor from the 1920's.

Meet the Author, Jr.: Chris Raschka at Pequot Library Oct.27th

Pequot Library
Monday, October 27, 2014, 04:30pm - 05:30pm
Chris Raschka double photoMeet this acclaimed children's book illustrator, author, and two-time Caldecott Medal winner for A Ball for Daisy and The Hello, Goodbye Window.
Chris Raschka has written and/or illustrated more than sixty books for children, including Yo! Yes?, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, Mysterious Thelonious, Sluggy Slug, Five for a Little One, and A Poke in the I. He has received a Caldecott Honor and two Caldecott Medals, the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, and five New York Times Best Illustrated Book Awards. He has knitted nine sweaters and one sock. Someday he hopes to knit another sock. He lives in New York City.
For ages 3-7
Chris will entertain children with live demo drawings and a reading from these stories
Books will be available for purchase and signing
Arrive early--space is limited
No registration required. Free and open to the public
Location : Reading Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 18

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rare 12-Metre Match Racing in waters off Southport last Saturday

(right click on images to open in new window to enlarge)
Rare 12 Metre Match Race in Southport
12 Metre Class historic America's Cup 1980 winner (12US-30 FREEDOM) races off shore Southport on October 11th against 12K18 LIONHEART in an inter-club match race hosted by PYC.

Monday, October 20, 2014

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.


Southport, CT – Pequot Library’s large Auditorium/Concert Hall will be transformed into a Preschool - 5th Grade Admissions Fair on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 9:30am - 11:00am, think College Fair but for preschoolers. The public will be able to meet representatives from 29 regional schools, ask questions, and take home literature. There will be a Panel Discussion at 10:30am, Choosing the Best Educational Model for Your Child: Montessori, Religious, Single Sex, or Traditional Co-ed.

The panelists include Patricia Brady, Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (religious), John Munro, Headmaster at Fairfield Country Day School (single sex), Constance Ennis, Head of Lower School at Greens Farms Academy (traditional coed), and Heather Maccabe, Primary Director at the Montessori School in Wilton, CT.

Participating schools include: Assumption Catholic School; Beacon School; The Children’s School; Congregation B’nai Israel; Connecticut Friends School; Convent of the Sacred Heart; Eagle Hill Greenwich; Eagle Hill Southport; Fairfield Country Day; Greenfield Hill Church Nursery; Greens Farms Academy; Greens Farms Nursery School; Greenwich Catholic; Greenwich Country Day; Hamden Hall; Hill Farm Preschool; Hunt Ridge Montessori; King;
Landmark Preschool; The Mead School; The Montessori School (Grumman Hill Association); New Canaan Country; Ridgefield Academy; Rippowam Cisqua; Southport Congregational Nursery School; St. Paul’s Nursery School; Trinity Parish Nursery; The Unquowa School; Wooster School.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by WSHU Public Radio Group. For more information please contact the Children's Department at (203) 259-0346 ext. 18.

Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. 
Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. 

Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pine Creek Beach on Saturday evening

(right click on images to open in new window to enlarge)
Pine Creek Beach on Saturday evening.

On the rails at YYY

(double click image to supersize)
On The Rails at Ye Yacht Yard
Photographer and date unknown. At Ye Yacht Yard.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Southport Harbor in 1930's/1940's

(click on image to enlarge)
Southport Harbor circa 1930's/1940's
"Date of photo uncertain. I do know that in 1948 Atlantic 19 was owned by J.W.C. Bullard of PYC, and this is likely the correct answer. Atlantic #19 was called "Pampero"."
-Arthur Jennings
(Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo from his collection).

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

Artisan - Southport

2014 Fairfield CT Restaurant Week

2014 Fairfield CT Restaurant Week

For more information, please visit the Fairfield Restaurant Week 2014 website: 

12-meter racing yachts leave Southport Harbor on Tuesday

(right click on image to open in new window to enlarge)
1980 America's Cup winner 12US-30 FREEDOM seen leaving Southport Harbor on Tuesday.
FREEDOM was designed with an alloy rather than a wood hull by Olin Stephens and Bill Langanand was skippered in the America's Cup by Dennis Conner.

Paci - Southport


Southport, CT – The public is invited to Pequot Library’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 4:00pm. Come meet the proposed new board members and review the minutes from the 2013 Annual Meeting. All are welcome, only Pequot Library Association members can vote.

Plan to stay for the Guest Speaker, Timothy Young, who will speak about “Why Rare Books are Important Today in our Digital World" at 4:40pm. Today's information technologies have been justly celebrated as democratizing information production and access. Come and consider with us: If research, teaching, and learning are so heavily dependent on digital resources, then "Why are rare books important?"

Timothy Young has worked with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University for 22 years; the last 12 in the curatorial unit, where he now holds the title of Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts. While focusing on literary and intellectual avant garde movements of the past two centuries, he also oversees specialized components of the library’s collections. These include: social movements, economic history, the history of playing cards, and the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature.

In his role as curator, he builds collections, works with researchers, plans public events (including readings and musical performances), educates students about research resources, and oversees the Beinecke’s publications programs with Yale University Press. He has organized a number of exhibitions at the Beinecke Library ranging from authors’ lives to thematic shows. His guide for children for his exhibition on J.M. Barrie was given a 2006 Leab Exhibition Award by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

He is the author of My Heart in Company: The Work of J. M. Barrie and the Birth of Peter Pan (2005), Drawn to Enchant: Original Children’s Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection and is a co-editor of the recently published The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720, which the Wall Street Journal deemed “. . . one of the most important investing books of the past year.” He also contributes regularly to The Yale Review, writing on music and books.

Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. 
Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter

Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Sasaco Lake Ice advertisement circa 1913

(click on image to enlarge)

Sasaco Lake Ice in 1919

(click on image to enlarge)
From Arthur Jennings' Collection.

Sasco Lake Southport 1930's

(click on image to enlarge)
Sasco Lake
Southport, Connecticut
Color post card; Danziger & Berman, New Haven. Printed on front: "Sasco Lake, Southport, Conn." Sasco Lake of 9 acres was the site of the Benjamin F. Bulkley, Sr. (and later Jr.) ice business from 1863 to about 1933 (Ffld News 6 Dec 1930). The property is on the town line with the lake partly in Fairfield and partly in Westport. Sasco Lake was also referred to in some 18th century records as Sasaco Lake.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Format: Photograph

Southport Galleries announces "Americans in Paris: Part Deux" through November 11th

Southport Galleries announces, "Americans in Paris: Part Deux" through November 11th, bringing together two master painters in a nostalgic and dazzling installation spanning 70 years.  

The last available plein-air canvases of Robert H. Bizinsky [1915-1982] depict a precious Post-war Paris from the rare point-of-view of an American serviceman studying and painting on the GI Bill. Reminiscent of Utrillo, the colorful strength of Bizinsky's brush strokes are paired with the luminescent romance of Paris as interpreted by Contemporary Impressionist, Stan Moeller. A lover of Paris cannot resist his scenes which play with light and texture to capture the mood of the City of Lights today.  This is Moeller's third exhibition at Southport Galleries and the Bizinsky canvases are available by special arrangement with Shannon Fine Art, Milford, CT.  

Southport Galleries, 330 Pequot Avenue Southport.  Tues-Sat 11A-5PM.  

Opening Reception, Saturday, 11/18 4-7PM. 
(PICTURED:) Paris Cafe at Night, Oil on linen, 12 x 16 
Stan Moeller
(Photo provided by the artist)

Monday, October 13, 2014

SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS - The Dumping Grounds Bridgeport/Fairfield

A short dive on The Dumping Grounds a few miles into The Long Island Sound.

Greg Oliveras performs at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Oct.13th

Monday October 13th, "Greg Oliveras" stops by the Horseshoe for an appearance in the feature slot (8:30PM). Come out and enjoy Greg's performance! Acoustic Open-Mic will follow starting at 9pm. New Players always welcome! Come on down and get your jam on! "Put your show on at the Shoe!"
Every Monday! What will you play?
Horseshoe Cafe ~ Pequot Avenue ~ Southport Village

Friday, October 10, 2014

RARE: 1980 America's Cup defender FREEDOM 12US-30 in Southport Harbor

(right click on images to open in new window to enlarge)
The British 12 Meter LIONHEART K-18 and the defender of the 1980 America's Cup FREEDOM 12US-30, are in Southport Harbor this weekend and will be racing each other.