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Friday, August 23, 2019

RECYCLED LINES 2019 Back To School Sale August 24th - 26th

B a c k  T o  S c h o o l  S a l e

Monday August 24th 10am - 5pm

Tuesday August 25th 10am - 5pm
Wednesday August 26th 10am - 3pm


Pop-up Shop is located inside: 

Furniture On Consignment

Located at 1435 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880

At Recycled Lines, we provide families with an easy way to recycle and restyle their husband and/or son's wardrobe. Since 2016, we have sold outgrown clothes for cash and helped families purchase lightly used premium brand clothing at a significant discount. Our pop-up consignment shop runs seasonally with sales in March, August and November. We accept ALL premium brands including: Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, J.Crew, Johnnie-O, Patagonia, North Face and many more. We carry items starting at size 5 through Men's XL. 

Our goal is to put the "fun" in shopping as you never know what you might find at our consignment shop.


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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Flags of Leisure 
Perfect Ice Bucket for today - circa 1950.
#summerentertaining#summer #icebucket #barcartstyling #cocktails 

Lattice House 

Come and Explore

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Take a self-guided tour of Southport Village

FREE APP! Download the exclusive Southport, Connecticut historic self-guided walking tour app, narrated by the late Southport resident Jason Robards.
Produced and funded by The Southport Conservancy in Southport, as a community service to promote and preserve the history of Southport, Connecticut.

Get it here from the App Store FREE:

Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950's

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Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950's.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on Sasco Beach in 2007

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A scene from the motion picture Revolutionary Road, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet seen here on Sasco Beach, Fairfield CT on July 16, 2007.

Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The screenplay by Justin Haythe is based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates. The film opened in limited release on December 26, 2008, and expanded wide on January 23, 2009. This is the first film in which DiCaprio and Winslet have co-starred since the 1997 Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox film, Titanic.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Tonight: Luke Warm & The Kinda Cools at The Shoe

Tonight 8/19 at The Shoe! 
Stop in to see Luke Warm and the Kinda Cools at 8:15PM, 
followed by the Open Acoustic Jam. Cool A/C, 
cold drinks, hot music, and a great time! 


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pequot Library announces call for submissions to Art Libris, its 22nd Annual Art Show

Pequot Library is pleased to announce a call for submissions to Art Libris, its 22nd Annual Art Show. The juried exhibition will be on view from October 19 to October 27 in Pequot Library’s historic auditorium, which provides an outstanding backdrop for the show. Submissions must be received by September 15, 2019 in order to be considered for entrance.

The Boulder Coal Ship Wreck off Southport - Squalus Marine Divers

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Classic powerboat docked at the Lower Wharf

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A classic powerboat docked at the Lower Wharf.
Southport, Connecticut. Date uncertain.
Photograph property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.

Early 1900's Pequot Avenue

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Early 1900's Pequot Avenue.
Corner of Westway and Pequot Avenue.
Early 1900's color postcard. Roderick Curtis house on right.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

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 8, 2019

Sea Lodge early 1900's

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5 Bathing Beauties on Sea Lodge steps

Southport, Connecticut
The Sea Lodge on Pequot Avenue at Southport Beach was built by the Sasquanaug Association in 1901. The bathing costumes suggest the photo was taken not too long after that. Note the board & batten siding of this original Sea Lodge building.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: early 1900's
Format: Photograph

Record cover photograph of the Horseshoe Cafe in 1988

Bo Hica. "The Closing Song". 
Record cover shot at The Horseshoe Cafe, 1988.
David Bravo Photography.
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Pequot Yacht Club circa 1956 video

Pequot Yacht Club: Atlantics, Briggs Cunningham towing Blue Jays and Lightnings,
PYC Blue Jay Regatta..circa 1956.

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Arthur Jennings writes: "I recognize a number of people and many of the yachts at anchor. The film was taken in a transitional time for sails from cotton to synthetic cloth. The importance of Briggs Cunningham to Southport Harbor is very significant. Featured in the movie is the fabulous power boat "The Escort" with Captain Walter at the wheel. This yacht was designed by the famous Sparkman and Stephens in New York. I believe that only two of these yachts were ever built."
Briggs also skippered the victorious yacht Columbia in the 1958 America's Cup race, and invented the eponymous device, the Cunningham, for increasing the speed of racing sailboats.

Pre-1920's Southport Harbor

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Sailing, Southport Harbor
Date circa 1910's. Sasco Hill in the background.
-Thanks again to Arthur Jennings for sharing this incredible rare photo.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Main Street Southport circa 1915

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Main Street circa 1915
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Written on reverse of old print, "Oct 28/15. R E Jr." The date seems likely. Electric light poles were put on Main St in 1913 (Ffld Review 21 May 1913). The identity of "R E Jr" is not known. Visible in the picture on the left, going south on Main St: 1. 219 Main, J H Bonney Harness Shop and Muser Barber Shop; 2. Southport Trust Co, 227 Main (columns); 3. building with projecting 2nd story verandah, 251 Main, Jennings Market. Visible at the foot of the street, left to right: Chas Jennings & Son store and warehouse; the drugstore. Visible on the right hand side of Main, going down Main: 1. Southport Savings Bank; 2. Banks Brick Block 244 Main; 3. Hall Block, 252 Main.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1915
Format: Photograph

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

1940's Southport Harbor

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1940's Southport Harbor
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer and date unknown.
"Photograph has some blemishes. Date is probably 1940's.
The old onion dock was removed during the last dredging a several years ago."
-Arthur Jennings
Photo property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings.

William Bulkley House 824 Harbor Road in 1906

William Bulkley House824 Harbor Road Subject: Southport, Connecticut Description: B/w post card. 
Printed on the front: "Southport 1906. The Munson Ellwood House." This house was built c 1766 by William Bulkley. It is reputedly the oldest house in Southport village and the only one to survive the burning of the village by the British in 1779. It is the subject of HABS (Hist. American Bldgs Survey) Report Ct-309. The house partially visible to the left stood at the corner of Harbor Rd & Old South, the Capt Andrew Bulkley hosue. It was demolished in the 1930's.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher:  Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Cockenoe Island Westport CT - Squalus Marine Divers

Southport Harbor: The Old Days

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Southport Harbor, from the days of Cape Cods, Elcos and Atlantics.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare photo.

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is hosting their 2nd Over the Edge rappelling event September 14th

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is hosting their 2nd Over the Edge rappelling event on Saturday, September 14. 

Individuals who raise a minimum of $1,000 will secure a spot to rappel 16 stories down the People’s United Bank corporate headquarters in downtown Bridgeport. Last year, 75 people rappelled and raised $144,000 for Wakeman programs!

No rappelling experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome to participate! 

Last year nearly all the participants had no prior rappelling experience and rappellers ranged in ages from 14 to mid-70s. The only requirement is participants must weigh between 100 and 300 pounds. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you can check off your bucket list! 

Over the Edge for Wakeman Boys & Girls Club

Saturday, September 14, 2019

People’s United Bank Corporate Headquarters

850 Main Street, Bridgeport

Learn more and register

Click here to see the video from last year to get a taste of the amazing adventure:

Saturday, August 3, 2019

David Bradley Homestead Old South Road in 1883

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David Bradley Homestead
Southport, Connecticut

Description: Written on back: "Home of David Bradley about 1883...246 Old South Rd." Bradley was postmaster in Southport in the 1860's. An 1827 map of Southport shows a house on this site. Cyrus Sherwood Bradley in one of his notebooks (collection Pequot Library) states in reference to this house, "I think the house is dated in the attic 1803."
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1883
Format: Photograph


The Fairfield Brownstone Wreck off Southport

We got a request to check out a site in Southport! 
So we did and this is what we found.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Southport Dock view circa 1912

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Southport Dock
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Tinted post card, Danziger & Berman, New Haven. Legend on the front of the postcard reads, "Southport Dock, Southport, Conn." On reverse is post office cancellation of 28 Jan 1913.
This is a dock where Yacht Club and Perry Green now are.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Used postcard circa 1913
Format: Photograph

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Pequot Library's 59th Annual Summer Book Sale July 26th-30th

One of the largest book sales in New England
Over 100,000 books, plus CDs, DVDs, records, and unique Specials. All items gently used and donated to Pequot Library.
Admission is FREE and open to the public. Proceeds directly fund Pequot Library’s annual educational programs, events, and services.

Pike Store Building pre-1894

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Pike Store Building, site of 244 Main Street
Southport, Connecticut
Description: The building on the left which has two stores in it was the Pike store building. Just beyond it (north) is the Southport Savings Bank. The Pike store building was burned down in 1894 and replaced by a brick building (now #244 Main St).
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Before 1894
Format: Photograph

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Crabby Party at Horseshoe Cafe July 22nd

Coming this Monday 7/22 - it's the Horseshoe Cafe’s 2nd annual "Crabby Party" celebrating all the Cancer (Zodiac) Birthdays!
 Blue Steam takes the 8:15 Feature Spot followed by the Monday Open Jam. 
Get down there and enjoy! 
 Bring your flip flops! @HorseshoeCafeCT #SouthportCT

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Flashback: Pequot Library Book Sale video 2009

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

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.

Howard Burr at Ye Yacht Yard on JADA IV

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Howard Burr on JADA IV on the rails.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Early Southport Railroad Station

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Early Southport Railroad Station 
Very early, undated postcard. 1900's.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The winch at Ye Yacht Yard

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Early photo of the winch at YYY.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.