June 16, 1848

We are glad to hear from Mr. Eddy that the telegraph project through Maine is likely to succeed. A bill incorporating the company will pass the Legislature. But a few shares are required to be taken, to ensure its benefits to this vicinity.

The Steamer T. F. Secor is again on the route between Belfast and Ellsworth, touching at Castine, Deer Isle, Sedgwick and Bluehill. She is commanded by Capt. Wm. Sanford, who is well qualified for the station. One at all gratified with natural scenery cannot fail to enjoy this trip. It cannot be surpassed.

All Ready for the Spring and Summer Trade, at STARBIRD’S CHEAP CLOTHING STORE, where may be found the Largest and Best, as well as CHEAPEST stock of Ready Made Clothing, Ever Offered in this Place!

June 12, 1863

AMERICAN HOUSE, BELFAST. The subscriber gives notice to his friends and the public, that he will resume the keeping of the above named well known house on the 1st of April. It is now undergoing thorough repairs and renovation, and will soon be in condition as good as the best. The table will always be supplied with the best that can be had. The new landlord invites those who have pleasant recollections of the American in “days lang syne’ to again try its comforts of bed and board. LIVERY STABLE in connection with the house. Coaches run to and from the boats. Books of all stage lines kept at the house. H.N. Lancaster, Belfast.

June 14, 1867

A.E. Durham, at his store on Main street, keeps a fine supply of fish of all kinds, as well as of general groceries. Freshly boiled lobsters, salmon, cod, haddock, halibut, and mackerel are kept hard and sweet on ice. It is really a public benefit to have a good fish market, and Mr. Durham is deserving of liberal patronage.

LAUNCHED. In Searsport, June 3d, bark Clara, of 550 tons, new measurement, owned and to be commanded by Capt. David Nickels. She is a first class vessel in every way, built in the most substantial manner, and provided with all modern improvements. She is classed A. 1. In the American Lloyds for ten years.

Mr. Hall has painted some signs upon the doorways in City Block. A trunk, in perspective, at the entrance of Colburn’s store is so natural that a fellow tried to steal it one moonlight night. A couple of clocks painted on the front of Allard’s have actually been heard to tick by attentive listeners!

June 16, 1881

The city schools close next week, with the exception of the High school, which will continue another week, owing to a short vacation recently caused by the illness of the teacher.

Steamer May Queen last week, towed down river a raft of logs for the city of Belfast. The logs are to be used in building new piers at the lower bridge. They will be laid up cob work fashion, ballasted and sunk inside the present piling. New drawers will also be made. The old draws were removed on Tuesday and all travel by the way of the lower bridge will be suspended for some time.

June 18, 1931

A large bull moose was among the recent arrivals in Northport. He walked quietly through the home grounds of Mrs. Laura M. Burmester causing thrills but did no damage.

Among the prominent and well known racing stables of interest to the lovers of harness racing are the stables of Hon. H. C. Buzzell, Belfast and Carl Hughes, Bangor. They will make their first start of the summer’s campaign July 4 at the Montville Fair Grounds.

At the Colonial: At last we are able to present Sit Tight featuring the incomparable pair, Winnie Lightner and Joe E. Brown. You’ll get the laugh of your life.