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Friday, April 28, 2017

Early Ye Yacht Yard

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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 Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

8th Annual Pequot Library Derby Day Fundraiser May 6th!

8th Annual Pequot Library Derby Day Fundraiser

at Pequot Library
Pequot Avenue - Southport
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Open bar, Kentucky fare, tailgate or individual tickets. Big hats and fast horses! Register now!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

McGruff & The Crime Dogs at Horseshoe Cafe on April 24th

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Wakeman Meeker's Yacht 'Ada' circa 1880's

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"Believed to be the "Ada", owned by W.B. Meeker." -Arthur Jennings
Mr. Wakeman B. Meeker lived at 25 Westway Road. Photo: circa 1880's Southport Harbor.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare photo.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Beto Petrillo at Horseshoe Cafe on April 17th

Monday April 17th- Stop by the Shoe for a great night of music.
Beto Petrillo takes the 8:30PM feature spot followed by Acoustic Open-Mic.
Food, Friends, Drinks, and Great music......see you there!

Barbara Burr's PAGAN on the rails at YYY

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Barbara Burr's sloop "PAGAN" on the rails at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Friday, April 14, 2017

11th Annual Easter Egg Roll April 15th on The Great Lawn at Pequot Library

Southport, CT – Pequot Library welcomes visitors to their 11th Annual Easter Egg Roll on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium and on Pequot’s Great Lawn. This cherished community event takes its inspiration from the long-standing White House tradition. The history of the White House Egg Roll began in the 1870s, on Capitol Hill which had become a popular spot for children to roll eggs, and themselves, down the hill on Easter Monday. As the Washington, DC event grew more popular, the toll on the grounds was noticeable. In 1876, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. In 1878, President Rutherford B. Hayes issued an order that if any children should come to the White House to roll their Easter eggs, they would be allowed to do so. The tradition has been carried on since at the White House, and has grown into the major event the public experiences today.
Pequot Library’s Annual Easter Egg Roll started 11 years ago. Pequot Library's Children's Librarian, Susan Ei explains, "There are so many candy-hunting activities in town, we wanted to offer a totally different alternative. Plus kids can dye their eggs here without the mess at home!"
Bring a long-handled wooden spoon and your own hard-boiled eggs for decorating at this "dye-in" event. Dance the Bunny Hop and meet the Easter Bunny himself. Visit with Pequot Library’s real, live rabbit, Blossom! Children can enjoy crafts and carnival games, too. Choose your favorite egg to enter in the age-category race. Rain or shine. This free program is for ages 2-12.
At last year's Easter Egg Roll, one mother of two young kids exclaimed, "We love the opportunity to carry on our family tradition of dyeing eggs for Easter, but nothing beats the excitement of watching line after line of eager kids rolling and racing their eggs across Pequot's Great Lawn. It's good, classic fun, and the grown-ups even get a chance to roll some eggs, too!"
Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Barbara Burr works on a hull

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Barbara Burr at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property of Howard Burr Collection, courtesy of Joe Rainis.

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.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


April 5, 2017

Southport, CT – Pequot Library is saddened to announce their beloved Children's Librarian Susan Ei, passed away on March 30She was 64. Known as "Miss Susan" to thousands of children and familiesMs. Ei joined Pequot Library in March 2003 and was promoted to full-time Children’s Librarian in 2005Ms. Ei loved education and learning and held a master's degree in Linguistics and a bachelor of arts with distinction in Art History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Before joining Pequot Library, she devoted her career to teaching English as a Second Language in a variety of settings, including but not limited to La Guardia Community College, Housatonic Community College, Columbia University, and Greens Farms Academy in Westport. At Pequot Library she excelled at creating exciting and unique events that centered on celebrating community and togetherness with yearly traditions including the Easter Egg RollAnnual Potluck Supper and Campout, the 4th of July Bike Parade & Lawn Gamesand Kids’ Candy-making Workshop, with each event drawing an average of 250 patrons and many times nearly 500 visitors to Pequot Library.
Last year Ei welcomed 6,594 children to her children’s and family programs including weekly Storytimes for newborns to 5-year-oldsBabes on a BlanketWiggle OnesWee Peopleand Three to Five BeehiveWith a strong commitment to Pequot Library’s mission to bring culture to life, Ms. Ei incorporated a variety of arts, humanities and science disciplines into all of her literary programs including nature and animals and developed signature events such as Make Dog Biscuits for Homeless AnimalsFly-Fishing on the Great LawnAtka the Wolf which included a wolf demonstration which taught children about animal wildlife, and Kids Knit.
Ei had a special talent to inspire children to want to explore the natural world around them through engaging programs about science experiments and even workshops about bee-keeping. Most of all she ignited a passion for reading in children of all ages with interactive Summer Reading programs and personalized book recommendations.
Ei’s most unique program started in 2006 when she invented Pequot's "Read to Our Bunny" programThanks to Ei’s innovativeness, children and adults can still experience what Ei referred to as “labor-free pet ownership; the library’s bunny lives at Pequot Library, and parents can make appointments for their child/children to read to and pet the bunny. Emerging readers have always enjoyed the fact that a rabbit does not judge if they make a mistake. Scores of children each year "check out" the resident bunny for a stroll around the neighborhood and many plant the herb garden on the Library’s grounds to help feed the bunny. Ms. Ei and her reading ambassador rabbit assistants, Blossom, Belle, and Puff touched the lives of countless children and their parents with this special reading program. Ms. Ei and her three reading ambassadorhelped young readers build confidence with their budding literacy skills and engaged even the littlest library visitors as they played with the bunny when they stopped in Pequot Library.
Ms. Ei was generous, intelligent, free-spirited, caring, and adventurous. She was a cowgirl at heart, and she will be dearly missed by her Pequot Library family and friends. Stephanie J. Coakley, Director adds, "The loss of Miss Susan will be felt in our hearts for a long, long time. Susan was deeply committed to everything Pequot Library, especially its young readers and we will greatly miss her incredible spirit for life, selfless and generous character, stylish flair, and unique talents and wisdom when it came to inspiring children to love reading and learning."
Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on FacebookInstagramand TwitterPequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Coming this Monday 4/3 to the Horseshoe Cafe.....
The Chris Mahoney Band takes the 8:30PM Feature Spot
followed by Acoustic Open-Mic. Stop down and join us!
See you there!

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Believed to be the "Ada", owned by W.B. Meeker

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Believed to be the "Ada", owned by W.B. Meeker.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare photo.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pequot Library's April Fools' Party Fundraising Gala April 1st

Saturday April 1st 2017   6:00pm - 10:00pm
Southport, CT
An evening of games, jokes, tricks, and laughs
to raise funds for library services and programs at Pequot Library.
  • Cocktail Party at Pequot Library: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Dinners hosted at local homes to follow
The first big party of Spring! All are welcome!
Pequot Library is our vital cultural center.
Proceeds from the Party help to maintain this architectural gem, protect
and share Special Collections, and support  programs and events for adults and children,
from the village of Southport, the Town of Fairfield, and beyond.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Yacht CONTEST at YYY in 1930's

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"The yacht at the eastern end of the timbers may be my father's yacht CONTEST"-Arthur Jennings

Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Monday, March 20, 2017

TONIGHT at Horseshoe Cafe in Southport Village - Brian Dolzani Band

Monday 3/20 at the Shoe - The Brian Dolzani Band in the 8:30PM Feature Spot
followed by Acoustic Open-Mic.
A night not to be missed! Get yourself there!!

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Ye Yacht Yard 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.

Friday, March 17, 2017

An early "R" class at Southport

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An early "R" class at Southport.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this image from the past.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.