UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Francis Bulkley Carriage Repairing

From Southport Chronicle May 15, 1869.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this vintage advertisement.

Southport Harbor in 1920's

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Rare photo of Southport Harbor in the 1920's.
Set-a-spell on the left. To the right of that is the old Pilot House, and to
the right of the sailboat in the center is Whyte's (or White's) Rock.
From Arthur Jennings collection.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pequot Library 7th Derby Day FUNDRAISER Saturday May 7th - some tickets still available!

7th Derby Day Fundraiser


Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4pm - 7pm

Celebrate the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby with big hats, fast horses & mint juleps!

A fun way to support the Pequot Library!


Annual Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 18th

Annual Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 18th 2016

NEAR & FAR AID 2016 Designer House Tour Friday May 6th

2016 Designer House Tour

Celebrating the Art of Living

Friday, May 06, 2016

An exclusive tour of extraordinary homes

Fairfield, Southport & Westport

May 06, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Working near the town dock at YYY

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Working around Ye Yacht Yard area.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Rare photo of an old type "sucker dredge" in Southport Harbor

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"This photo was given to me by John Wall, who for many years owned the first house opposite the Lower Wharf. It is in poor condition. The scene shows an old type "sucker dredge" working along the breakwater." -Arthur Jennings
Date unknown.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very old and rare image of this unique vessel in Southport Harbor.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pequot Library Derby Day Fundraiser May 7th

7th Derby Day

Pequot Library Fundraiser

Saturday, May 07, 2016, 04:00pm - 07:00pm
Celebrate the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby!
A Fundraiser for Pequot Library
Join us for an afternoon of big hats, fast horses, mint juleps and jockeys as we take part in "The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports!"


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY

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Howard Burr inside the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date uncertain, probably late 1970's.
From Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Old Southport Market Boat article from Southport Chronicle

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This snippet is from circa 1870, Southport CT.

-Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this interesting piece of Southport history.

MEET THE AUTHOR: John Steinbreder at Pequot Library March 30th

MEET THE AUTHOR: John Steinbreder

Southport CT
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 7pm - 9pm
Golf author talks about From Turnberry to Tasmania, book signing, refreshments. Free.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Herb Sherwood's Ice Wagon-Early 1900's

H.B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon
Southport, CT early 1900's
Photographer: Eugene Hall? Note found with glass plate negative: "H.B. Sherwood's ice wagon." Picture is identified in same manner in Banks This Is Fairfield (pictures following page 192). Herb Sherwood ran a coal, grain, wood, ice business, and his office was on Harbor Road in the building now the Jr. PYC. He was married to Clara L. Banks, daughter of Simon Banks, who built the Jr PYC building.

Easter Sunday in Southport in 1899

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Easter Sunday 1899
Southport Congregational Church
Southport, Connecticut


A little research on an strange formation west of Penfield reef in Fairfield Connecticut.
Some cool local marine life down there. Mantis Shrimp, Lobster and Flatfish!

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show March 25th

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday March 25th 4pm-6:50pm EST
stream it live

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The old Town Pump in Southport

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Town Pump
Southport, Connecticut
Written on reverse: "Original town pump." This was the scene on Harbor Road at the foot of Main Street, looking west, where the DAR fountain is now (see photo #104). The town pump was installed in 1874 and replaced in 1886 by a signpost. Buildings in picture, left to right: portion of Chas Jennings store; Chas Jennings warehouse; drugstore; Lot Bulkley/ L F Sherwood store. In the distance is the store which became the BCMMR Club (now #789 Harbor Rd).
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: bet. 1874 and 1886
Format: Photograph

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pequot Library 10th Annual Easter Egg Roll on the Great Lawn

10th Annual Easter Egg Roll

Pequot Library Great Lawn and Auditorium
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10am
Ages 2 - 12 on the Great Lawn.
Bring your own hard-boiled eggs for decorating.
Rain or shine.

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.

Friday, March 18, 2016

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Horseshoe Cafe St. Patrick's Day MENU

Horseshoe Café
St. Patrick's Day MENU
Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Austin Perry House in 1906

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712 Harbor Road Austin Perry House Southport, Connecticut
Description: B/w postcard. This house was built in the 1830's for Austin Perry, a son of Walter Perry who owned all the land where today stand #712, #750 and #780 Harbor Road. Walter gave three of his sons, Austin, Oliver H and Gurdon, land on which they built their houses. Charles C. Perry was the son of Austin Perry. Originally this house did not have the imposing portico; it was added later.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: photograph

Main Street Southport circa 1903

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Main Street Southport circa 1903
Main Street circa post 1903 Southport, note utility pole.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare postcard from his collection.

Order St. Patrick's Day to-go at Spic and Span ASAP

St. Patrick's Dinner To Go
At Spic & Span
Southport Village

Call our meat department and order today 203-259-1688

Sherwood's Point (near YYY) and Lower Wharf

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"I believe the gentleman wearing the hat is a Sherwood.
This was a very active yard. A piece of history that has faded with time."
Date and photographer uncertain
-Arthur Jennings

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"I believe the first and second photos have never been in the public domain until now. Second photo shows the wharf and footings (people unidentified, date circa 1920 and photographer uncertain)."-Arthur Jennings

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Lower Wharf, circa 1920's. "Air photo shows the Lower Wharf." -Arthur Jennings

Many thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing with us these exclusive images
and invaluable insights to Southport's past.

St. Patrick's Day at Horseshoe Cafe

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St. Patrick's Day at Horseshoe Café

Southport Village

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Federation appears at Horseshoe Cafe in Southport Village Monday March 14th

Coming this Monday 3/14 to the Shoe......."The Federation" (Duo Performance). 
 Don't miss the fun! Be there for for the 8:30PM Feature Show! 
 Acoustic Open-Mic follows! There will be good times indeed that evening! See you there!

Horseshoe Café - Southport Village

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Howard Burr mulls things over at YYY

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Howard Burr lights his pipe and chews the fat with an old friend.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of /Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Winter Farmers Market of Southport Saturday March 12th

Winter Farmers Market of Southport, CT at Ukrainian American Club
March 12th 10am-1pm
Come to Market Saturday for the BEST eggs, flaxette bread, Microcrops greens, organic granola, Alpaca wool items, hand crafted bracelets, hand made pottery, the best FRESH flowers and super tasty hot sauce and hot pepper products! We will be bringing fabulous mammoth leeks, scallions, acorn squash, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, apples and MORE!
See you Saturday!
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Irish Step Dancing at Pequot Library Saturday March 12th

Irish Step Dancing Performance

At Pequot Library
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:45am - 11:45am
The Lenihan School of Irish Dance performs a spirited display before St. Patrick's Day. Free.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Times Have Changed

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Times have changed
This photo was submitted by Arthur Jennings, seen seated here near the seawall of Pequot Yacht Club many years ago. "This photo was in the Fairfield Newspaper of the day. There was no channel 9 or two way back then..... just a marine radio telephone connecting to landlines through a marine radio operator in New York. So, during races, especially regattas, the Ripple and Lashara would use the radio telephone on a ship to ship channel to communicate with the clubhouse. Someone would monitor the shortwave shown in the picture under the porch and then go to the flagpole and dip the club burgee with a signal back to the Sound."-Arthur Jennings

Monday, March 7, 2016

Qigong and Sleep at Pequot Library March 11th

Qigong and Sleep

At Pequot Library
Friday, March 11, 2016, 9:30am - 11am
Learn how to deeply relax and improve the immune system. Taught by Julie Moffat.