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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ye Yacht Yard 1920's

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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. 
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pine Creek Beach on Saturday evening

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Pine Creek Beach on Saturday evening.

On the rails at YYY

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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

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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

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"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

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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. 
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Sasaco Lake Ice advertisement circa 1913

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Sasaco Lake Ice in 1919

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From Arthur Jennings' Collection.

Sasco Lake Southport 1930's

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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

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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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Howard Burr at YYY October 1988 storm

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Photographer unknown. Remarks on reverse: "Hip boots and Howard at the helm. There have been worse! Water rising-October Storm 1988 at 7am."
 Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.
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Photographer unknown. Remarks on reverse: "Howard Burr at Ye Yacht Yard 7am Storm October 1988, 10 mph winds." Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


October 6, 2014

pequot library announces the hiring of a new executive director
Southport, CT – After two and a half years at the helm of Pequot Library, Martha Gates Lord, EdD is stepping down from her position as Executive Director. Mrs. Lord says, “I am retiring from fulltime employment in order to have more personal flexibility to enjoy family, friends, and other interests. It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve our community by leading this remarkable institution.”
Retiring Executive Director of Pequot Library, Martha Gates Lord, EdD (l) with newly hired Executive Director of Pequot Library Heather-Marie Montilla, MPA (r).
President of Pequot Library’s Board of Trustees, William P. Russell, Jr. states, “We are so thankful for the tireless work Martha has invested in Pequot Library. Through her leadership, and the significant efforts of our staff and volunteers, the visibility of Pequot's world-class programming, literary collections, and events has been brought to new heights throughout our region. As a greater number of people are enriched by the Pequot experience, the more our community realizes its irreplaceable value. A positive upshot of increased attendance has been Pequot's overall growth as an institution. This positive momentum allowed us to attract a number of highly qualified candidates in our recent executive search process.”
Heather-Marie Montilla, MPA (l) new Executive Director of Pequot Library, with President of Pequot Library's Board of Trustees, William P. Russell, Jr. (r).
Pequot Library’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the hiring of Heather-Marie Montilla, MPA as the new Executive Director. Mrs. Montilla is the former Executive Director of New York City’s Doing Art Together, Inc., a boutique visual arts education nonprofit dedicated to bringing hands-on workshops to under-resourced NYC children. She was the Director of Development for the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College in Purchase, NY. Prior to that Mrs. Montilla was a Development Officer with Community Impact at Columbia University and was Executive Director and Founding Trustee of the Ted Thomas Dance Foundation for the Public in New York City. For the past fifteen years she has been promoting learning and development and has made an impact in both the arts and education arenas. Her extensive nonprofit experience, a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a BA from Duke University plus her significant networks in nonprofits and philanthropy, will advance Pequot Library’s mission well into the future.
Chair of Pequot Library's Search Committee, Alison Barry (l), with new Executive Director of Pequot Library, Heather-Marie Montilla, MPA (c) and President of Pequot Library's Board of Trustees, William P. Russell, Jr. (r).
Mrs. Montilla says, "I am so thrilled to join the Pequot Library as the new Executive Director. The Pequot Library is such a special place, and I look forward to working with the talented staff, dedicated board, and committed volunteers. I hope to build long-lasting strategic partnerships with Fairfield Public Library and other libraries, cultural institutions, nonprofits, and schools to offer high quality programs inspired by our Special Collections. Through these collaborations, it is my expectation that the Pequot Library will have a collective impact on the Fairfield community and beyond."

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Southport on Monday

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Southport on Monday.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mid 1950's Southport Harbor

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Mid 1950's Southport Harbor
Looking towards the PYC junior dock with people boarding the club launch. Sasco Hill in the distance and to the right. "Also to the right are the pilings of the old onion dock. Its final remains were removed when the harbor was dredged a few years back. The sailboat in the middle of the photo is a Thistle. It died away and then had a huge comeback in 1992-1997." -Chris Jennings.
Summer, mid 1950's.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo and Chris Jennings for the description.