Aug. 11, 1830

Mrs. Mary F. Wilson, of Belfast, proposes to open a School, for the Instruction of young Ladies and Missus, in the essential and ornamental branches of EDUCATION, on the third Monday of August. The usual branches of English, together with French, Spanish, and Music will be taught in the School. The price of Tuition varied according to the studies pursued—Every attention will be cheerfully paid to the Morals and Manners of the pupils. A share of public patronage is respectfully solicited.

Aug. 11, 1870

C. P. Carter & Co., are about to build a schooner of 175 tons, to be owned by parties in this city—to be commenced the latter part of this month.

Aug. 11, 1887

Schrs. Maine and Helen arrived last week with iron pipe for the Belfast water works. The pipe is distributed as fast as delivered and may now be seen all along the streets. Other cargoes are on the way. The laying of the pipes will begin shortly.

Mr. Joseph Devine, of Augusta, came to Belfast last week and will manufacture boots and shoes here. Mr. Devine has manufactured heavy boots, brogans and slippers and has built up a small business. A copartnership has been formed consisting of Mr. Devine, F. A. Greer and Wayland Knowlton, and the machinery set up in the southern portion of the foundry building. Work will begin in a small way, and if successful in the block room above. Belfast offers many advantages for manufacturing enterprises and we welcome the new firm and wish them every success.

Aug. 6, 1908

Monday morning a large touring car stopped in front of the store of Swift & Paul and a gentleman entered the store to buy some fruit. In conversation with Mr. Swift he said this was his fifth annual trip to Maine by auto, and the pleasantest trip of all. When asked as to the roads, he said they were good, bad and indifferent. The journey had been made without the slightest mishap, and Mr. Swift regrets now that he did not ascertain the name of the car. He obtained the following record of the trip: Left New York City at 7 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 1st and arrived in Belfast at 10.30 A. M. Monday, Aug. 3d; distance traveled, 469¾ miles. The run from New York to Boston was made in 8 hours 59 minutes, distance 248 miles; from Boston to Rockland, 9 hours and 35 minutes, distance 193⅝ miles; from Rockland to Belfast, 1 hour and 10 minutes, distance 28⅛ miles. The party consisted of Dr. A. D. Gray and friends. They left here for Bangor on the shore road through Searsport and Stockton after dinner were to run to Castine.

Aug. 10, 1922

One of the most delightful and largely attended dances of the season was held at the Littlefield pavilion in Waldo last Thursday evening as a benefit to the Waldo County Hospital. A large number of the Belfast Dancing Club autoed out. McKeen’s orchestra furnished the very best of music. Their vocal numbers were especially pleasing. The net proceeds for the Hospital were $50.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, Reference & Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library.