UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: "Tub Racing" Summer 1920's Southport Harbor

Friday, July 4, 2014

"Tub Racing" Summer 1920's Southport Harbor

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Old Yacht Club Dock & Water Sports
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Wells Curtis? This was taken in the early 1920's when the BC&MMR had become the first Pequot Yacht Club. The yacht club rented the building in 1921. The photographer is believed to be Wells Curtis, son of Roderick P Curtis. In the right foreground are people in "tubs." "Tub racing" was mentioned as a sport in the 1890's. (C M Bulkley, Mill River, Southport, Reminiscences of the Past pages 25-26).
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1920's?
Format: Photograph
What is today's Perry Green, is to the left, and the entire hill across the harbor is Sasco Hill.

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