Dec. 3, 1835

The Schr. Ontario, Patterson, returned to this port on Thursday last, from Sable Island, having been unsuccessful in getting any thing more out of the wreck of the ship Eagle. Capt. P. reports that he found the ship drifted over the inner bar, and filled with sand. It would seem that the East end of the island where the Eagle lies is constantly encroaching upon the sea; several mies having been formed within a few years, as the remains of former wrecks now lying far inland clearly confirm, while several miles from the West end has been washed away—so that the true position of Sable Island does not appear on the charts of the coast.

Dec. 7, 1866

A Deer Shot in Belfast. On Wednesday last a deer was killed in the field belonging to Hon. A. G. Jewett, about a mile from the Post office. John Wilson, who was coming into the city, observed the animal feeding among some cattle. Procuring a gun from a neighboring house, he managed to get within range, and fired, striking him behind the shoulders, and killing him instantly. It was a three year old buck, and very fat. No one in the neighborhood has seen the deer, or suspected the existence of such an animal in the vicinity. Where he came from is a mystery. Atkinson & Carter have the venison at their market.

Dec. 8, 1881

Freighting on the Boston steamers is very heavy at present. Last week they were unable to take what was hauled to the wharf in this city, leaving nearly as much as was taken on board.

Mr. Clarence O. Poor is a bird fancier, and generally has a choice collection of songsters at his store. Among them is a bobo’link, a bird that is not inclined to sing in captivity. But a few days since we heard this one, while the snow flakes were drifting against the window panes, pouring out his tinkling melody, as though the summer sun was overheard and the verdure of June fields all about him.

Dec. 5, 1918

Sweater knitters are much needed. It is necessary that we should feel just as responsible for Red Cross work now as during the days of actual hostilities, for supplies are just as much needed. Please do not let your interest in any phase of the work flag. There is a great deal of sewing on hand and room for all to help in the new quarters in Memorial Hall. No more scrap-books will be needed after the present consignment has been sent.

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