Shoe factory roof, The Muck ownership, boat thefts

May 29, 2014

May 30, 1872

“The Concert – Those who attended the concert on Wednesday evening of last week enjoyed a rare musical treat. Mrs. Staples has a clear soprano voice, of wonderful sweetness and power, by which the rendering of the gems of song included in the programme was made most effective. The audience testified to this by loud and frequent applause.”

“The roof of the shoe factory is on and the shingles being rapidly laid. The French roof is a great addition to the appearance of the structure. The foundation of the big chimney is laid outside the building. Workmen are pushing along the inside finish, and the promise to the lessees that they could commence putting in the steam-pipe &c., on the first of June will be made good.”

May 30, 1907

“Friends of this city will be interested to hear of the engagement, announced at Orono last week, of Miss Joanna Carver Colcord of Searsport, U. of M., ’06, to Mr. George Rogers Tarbox, ’06, formerly of Machias, now of New Britain, Conn. Mr. Tarbox is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and was graduated in mechanical engineering.”

“The Muck Pond – It may be news to some of our readers that the city owns the Muck Pond – perhaps we should say Kirby Lake – and quite an area of land surrounding it. The city officials in looking up the matter find that the property was deeded to the city Oct. 13, 1875, and that the transfer was duly recorded. It will be recalled that some time later it was proposed to utilize the Muck Pond as a source of water supply for protection against fire and a pipe was laid from the pond to Mathews Bros’ mill. The result was the draining of the pond in a very short time and the project was abandoned. It is understood that H.P. Farrow, the city surveyor, will be instructed to look up the boundaries with a view to determining the exact location of this city property and defining its ownership in the same.”

May 29, 1947

“Albert E. Weymouth, Jr., a student at the University of Maine, passed the week-end with his parents here. He has appeared in seven plays on the University of Maine hour over WLBZ, and also appeared in the closing play of the season Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock.”

“Admiral and Mrs. William V. Pratt, who spent the winter in New York City, arrived last week and opened their home on Primrose Hill for the summer.”

Playing at the New City Theatre: Hedy Lamarr in “Strange Woman,” based on Maine author Ben Ames Williams’ famous novel.

May 25, 1978

”The first Pro-Am tournament of the season at the Northport Golf Club was held Sunday. Winning low gross with 71 was the team of Jeff Dutch, Bob Tufts, Mokey Johnson and Rick Jenness.”

“A Waldo juvenile has been arrested in connection with thefts of two local boats earlier this week. A 21-foot Highliner owned by Steve Clark of Belfast was reported stolen from Belfast Harbor Monday, according to Coastal Warden Richard LaHaye, and Wayne Hamilton’s 34-foot pilot boat was stolen Tuesday from Searsport Harbor. Both boats were recovered at the Searsport town wharf Tuesday afternoon by LeHaye. Also recovered at the same time were miscellaneous equipment including gas tanks, spare lines and siphon hose reported stolen from Camden Harbor Tuesday morning.”

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.