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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Call for Entries: Wet Paint Art Show at Pequot Library

Call for Entries: Wet Paint Art Show

at Pequot Library


21st Annual Art Show, WET PAINT: Art Fresh from the Studio (October 14-21, 2018).
Submit your best works for consideration at https://pequotlibrary2018.artcall.org/.
Cash prizes for the top three artists as well as a solo show for the winner.
Deadline: September 15, 2018, 11:59pm 
Submit your best work to our juried 21st Annual Art Show. 
New! 21 Under 21 submissions.


photo/content: www.pequotlibrary.org

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

Look what just sailed into Lattice House.
Set of 6 Hazel Atlas cobalt blue glasses with their iconic sailboat design.
Circa 1940-1960 
#sailboat#cobaltblue #barware #barcartstyling 


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411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Logical Pretzel - The Songs of Steely Dan at Horseshoe Cafe Southport Aug. 20th

Logical Pretzel- The Songs of (Bill Nollman, Stuart Stahr, Jon Flom, John Tavernesi, Stephen Hanson & Ed Byron) Mon Aug. 20, 8pm SHARP Please join us for a rousing set of Donald and Walter classics and deep cuts. 355 Pequot Avenue in

The old anchor at the gas pump at YYY

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"I recognize the old anchor which was stationed next to the old gas pump." -Arthur Jennings
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for another great photo from the past.

YYY in 1947

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Ye Yacht Yard
Southport, CT
Summer 1947
Photographer unknown

Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

View of Southport from onion fields on Sasco Hill in 1890

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Onion Fields Sasco Hill
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Edward, Clinton or Eugene Hall. Note found with glass plate negative: "The onion fields on the side of Sasco Hill taken from the present Sasco Hill Road. Showing Southport in the distance. Taken about 1890." On the glass plate is written: "Dec 11." In the harbor a two-masted schooner is visible.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: c 1890
Format: Photograph

The Railway At YYY 1930's

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"The yacht Contest at the railway at Ye Yacht Yard, early 1930's."
-Arthur Jennings.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Coming this Monday to the Horseshoe Cafe- Don't miss Anton and Joseph
with an 8:15 start-time (8/13). Acoustic open mic follows!

HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 PEQUOT AVENUE - SOUTHPORT VILLAGE

Pine Creek Beach Windmill in 1920

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Pine Creek Beach Windmill in 1920
This is a very rare photo taken from Pine Creek Avenue in 1920, across a meadow-sized waterfront yard at McKenzie's Point/Pine Creek Beach around the end of South Pine Creek Road, looking across the creek towards the windmill that once stood about where the lifeguard stand sits today.
Photo taken almost 20 years before the Hurricane of 1938. Photo credit/property of: V. McGuire.

Pine Creek in 1900


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View at what is now Pine Creek Beach in about 1900 from about where the lifeguard stand is today. At left, the house to the right is #48 Pine Creek Avenue, built in 1819 which still stands. The house and land to the right of the photo was washed away in the Hurricane of 1936, creating the beachfront today which is Pine Creek Beach.

The seagreass patch is the same patch today that grows in front of 10 Pine Creek Avenue and behind the life guard stand.


This seagrass patch had been rebuilt several years ago as part of shoreline protection efforts, though some of it has worn away.
The photo above is the same location back in 1900.

View of the breakwater from YYY


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View looking out at the breakwater from the rails at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photo: W. A. Gough Fairfield, Conn
Date uncertain.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection./Joe Rainis

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Southport Harbor in 1937

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Southport Harbor in 1937.
From Lawrence Ratner collection.

Pine Creek Beach circa 1920's

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1920's Pine Creek Beach.
PHOTO: Mike Ginley Collection

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

FLASHBACK: August 9, 2010 PYC Laser/420 Regatta

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The fleet of 100+ boats heading out on Monday morning for the 2010 420, Laser/Laser Radial Championships.

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The Regatta 2-3 miles off shore Sasco Beach on Monday morning.

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Visit The Fairfield Women's Exchange in Southport Village



Photos/Content: Fairfield Women's Exchange 
Grab a book, a hat and some pool toys and chill out!
Then take your favorite guy out for a special dinner in a great new tie! All on sale!!!

Fairfield Women's Exchange
Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

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.

Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950

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Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950
"Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950. Power boat owned by my father Arthur O. Jennings Jr. of Southport, seen here at the east end of the timber line." -Arthur Jennings

Service - Music Only - 8/5/18 - Trinity Southport - The Rev. Peggy Hodgkins



8/5/18 Music from Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT. 

Sherman Green Gazebo to Southport Beach


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Southport Bank Ten Dollar Note 1855

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A Southport Bank Ten Dollar note issued in 1855 by Southport Bank on Main Street Southport. 
The first bank building in Southport was erected in 1833.

Pequot Presents: Books to Film on August 8th

Pequot Presents: Books to Film

at Pequot Library
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 3:00-5:30pm
Arrive at 3pm to discuss the novel before enjoying the feature film at 3:30pm.

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

Sometimes the best way to handle a small space such as a powder room or a hallway 
is to "paper" the walls with a crazy mix of artwork.
Come and Explore our crazy mix! 

#powderroom #decoratingideas 


- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -


411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Hurricane Carol August 1954 at YYY

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Hurricane Carol, August 1954 at Ye Yacht Yard, Southport, CT.
Photographer unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Fancy Bags And Cake Sale On Westway Road in 1905

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Sasco Hill 1905
Commercially printed invitation-postcard, C. H. Pease, Pub. Canaan, Conn. Printed on front: "Southport, Conn. You are invited to attend a sale of fancy bags and cake to be held by the Sasquanaug Association for Village Improvement, on Mrs. Simon C. Sherwood's lawn, Wednesday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Ice cream and cake will be sold. If rainy, the sale will be the next clear day. Music." Written on the front: "The Hummocks." Printed on the photograph: "Sasco Hill." On the reverse the card is postmarked "June 23, 1905" and is addressed to "Rev. William H. Holman and the Misses Holman." Rev. Holman was the Congregational minister in Southport. Mrs. Simon C. Sherwood lived at 67 Westway Rd. The view appears to have been taken from one of the panoramas of the harbor and Sasco Hill. "The Hummocks" was the local name for the harbor growth seen in the middle ground.
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1905
Format: Photograph
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Always Something New at Fairfield Women's Exchange in Southport Village


At the Exchange we sell a large range of different delicacies that we get from all over the State including this amazing Mulberry honey from the beehives of one of our volunteers.
So delicious and an amazing sweetener for an iced tea with a twist!⠀

332 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

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PHOTOS/CONTENT: Fairfield Women's Exchange


Monday, August 6, 2018

FLASHBACK: Giant Pumpkins on Pine Creek in August 2010


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These giant pumpkins sit only a few feet from Pine Creek.

FLASHBACK: At Ye Yacht Yard Thursday August 6, 2009


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Mike Hatfield at Horseshoe Cafe Monday August 6th

Stop by the Shoe this Monday 8/6. Mike Hatfield takes the feature spot at 8:30PM.
Acoustic Open-Mic follows.
Bradley Clark will be on vacation.
Ray Simonelli and Dave Rabens hold down the fort!

HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 PEQUOT AVENUE - SOUTHPORT VILLAGE

At the Town Dock several decades ago

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At Ye Yacht Yard Town Dock, Southport, Connecticut. Photo reads: " In tidal basins and rivers, or where winter icing ruins small docks, the landing float is a necessity. Second hand ones in good condition are hard to come by, so it's unusally a case of knowing how to design and build one for your purpose."
Date unkown. Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Working around Ye Yacht Yard

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Work being performed at the shoreline near Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Pre-1920's Ye Yacht Yard


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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.

Southport Harbor circa 1940

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Southport Harbor circa 1940.
Arthur Jennings Collection.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Pequot Library Summer Book Sale 2017 video


Pequot Library's 57th Annual Summer Book Sale 2017

Pequot Library Book Sale one hour long documentary from 1993


VIDEO NOTES BY the documenter finleymeboy:
In the summer of 1993 I had a video camera and time on my hands (there was a recession then, too, come to think) and I decided to chronicle the Pequot Library Booksale, a unique event in Southport, CT that draws thousands from all over the region and beyond (Martha Stewart dropped in to promote it one year). The "sale" happens in July, but is a remarkable process that goes on all year, accumulating mass as it goes. I was pretty close to it and the people involved, having worked as a volunteer for years (This is my homage to them). What comes across in this video, if you watch the entire hour, is the peculiar attraction, passion and hunger people have for books, and in this event, a unique ecology of books in which the culture gets circulated from one hand to another, a lot among people who would otherwise not have access to it, and then somehow the whole thing replenishes itself to come back another year. Think about this as people tell you nowadays that books are going away, like newspapers, and this might be of more poignant historical value than I thought. A lot of the good people in this film are gone, but the sale goes on (it goes on now as I speak) as it has for over 50 years, and hopefully will continue long after printed books are "dead."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5s4ZBZArNo

Saturday, July 28, 2018

After Shopping the Pequot Library Summer Book Sale -Take the SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR of Southport!


After shopping the Pequot Library Book Sale, take the FREE self guided walking tour of Southport!

The self guided tour begins from the front steps
of Pequot Library.

Download the Southport Historic Walking Tour
FREE at iTunes HERE:


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/southport-historic-walking-tour/id1124298379?mt=8


Take the self guided interactive tour that for years was only on cassette, and now reproduced as a FREE APP for your devices, provided at no cost to you by The Southport Conservancy. 
This is the original narrated by the late Southporter Jason Robards
Experience Southport then and now at your convenience

About The Southport Conservancy
Learn more about The Southport Conservancy by visiting: www.southportconservancy.org

TODAY: Pequot Library Book Sale DAY 2 - 9am-6pm PRICE AS MARKED


Fairfield Women's Exchange Big Summer Sale July 21st - 28th in Southport Village

Come visit us at the Fairfield Women's Exchange

for our big Summer sale from the 21st-28th of July!
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⠀⠀⠀⠀Up to 50% off in all departments.

Accessories for men and women

Antiques

Children's clothes & Toys

and

Specialty Food


332 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Southport Harbor Legend Howard Burr would have turned 118 today

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Howard Burr would have been 118 years old today.

One of Howard Burr's favorite motto's was this:
"Don't regret growing old. It's a privilege denied to many."


He also was quoted saying: "I hate hot weather..I was born on July 26, 1900.
And I'll tell you what my mother told me: 'It was a hot, humid day and
I was glad to get rid of you.'" -- Howard Burr

Howard Burr July 26th 1983 on his 83rd Birthday

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Howard Burr on his 83rd birthday at the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.

(Howard was born on July 26, 1900)
Courtesy of: Howard Burr Collection, special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Howard Burr on his 85th birthday in 1985

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From the July 26, 1985 Fairfield Citizen-News: Howard Burr.
Courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

FLASHBACK: The Pequot Library's 47th Annual Book Sale in 2008

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One of the entrances to the sale.

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47th Annual Pequot Library Book Sale-The Big Tent
Today was the opening day for the 47th Annual Pequot Library Book Sale, located on Pequot Avenue in Southport.
All proceeds benefit the Pequot Library. No admission charge. It is the biggest and best book sale in New England. Photo taken in the big tent, only one of the different areas books, cds, dvds, tapes, and records are being sold.