UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Coal Sheds Southport Harbor in 1905

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Coal Sheds Southport Harbor in 1905

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Coal Sheds, Harbor, Schooner Mary Elizabeth

Southport, Connecticut

Description: Printed invitation postcard, b/w, C. H. Pease Publishers, Canaan. On the front of the card is printed: "You are invited to attend a sale of fancy bags and cake, to be held by the Sasquanaug Assoociation for Village Improvement, on Mrs. Simon C. Sherwood's lawn [67 Westway Rd], Wednesday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Ice cream and cake will be sold. If rainy, the sale will be the next clear day. Music." The legend "Southport Harbor" appears on the picture. On reverse of card, the post office cancellation is 23 June 1905. The picture shows the coal sheds which were located where the PYC docks and parking are now, opposite 608 Harbor Road. At the breakwater is a schooner identified by Charlotte Lacey in her Historical Story of Southport (page 45) as the "Mary Elizabeth." This ship was made into a schooner in 1884 (had been a sloop). She was taken out of market boat service about 1903 but remained at her berth at the breakwater. The ship was sold in April 1905 and taken to Long Island. The picture thus was taken between 1884 and 1905. See Packet 1/2000 for history of the coal sheds.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1905
Format: Photograph

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