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Bay triangulation, water over Unitarian spire, Maine's 'biggest little city'

Jun 19, 2017

June 22, 1860

The Coast Survey

The U. S. schooner B. Peirce, engaged in the service of the coast survey, arrived at this port last week, and has been dismantled preparatory to undergoing some repairs. The Peirce is a handsome, fore and after clipper of about sixty tons, built in Baltimore for the Coast Survey service, for which she is admirably adapted. She is of very light draft, but has a movable centre board, which enables her to get to windward at an astonishing rate. The movements of the vessel are under the direction of Mr. J. A. Sullivan, a scientific gentleman, who has charge of the triangulation of Penobscot Bay.

June 17, 1869

The Nickerson, or Upper Bridge, in this city, has been rebuilt and is now ready for travel. It is said to be a very substantial structure.

The fire engine ‘Hydrant,’ having been thoroughly overhauled and repaired in Boston, is again ready for service. At a trial she threw water over the spire of the Unitarian church, and 150 feet ahead, on a level. At a meeting of the company, on Monday evening, it was voted to receive the machine, and the following officers were chosen – Foreman, S. G. Bicknell; Assist. Foreman, H. J. Locke; Clerk and Treasurer, G. W. Burgess. ‘Hydrant’ has a fine company of thirty-six young men, who will be heard from whenever their services are needed.

June 20, 1901

Base Ball

The first regular game of the Belfast locals was played on the Congress street grounds Saturday, June 15th, against the Watervilles, with a victory for the visitors by a score of 16 to 9. This was the first game the Belfast nine has played together, and some of the men were evidently not in their proper places, judging from the playing.

The foundry work of the Belfast Machine & Foundry Co. has increased considerably of late. The recent orders embrace many kinds of castings, including a ton of window weights for Camden parties, and several pairs of heavy dumb-bells.

June 17, 1915

Miss E. Frances Abbott entertained the Athletic club of the Universalist church at her home on Lincolnville Avenue June 9th. They had an enjoyable tramp in the woods and played games in the home. Sandwiches, cake, sherbet and fudge were served. The club members are Misses Natalie Pottle, Grace Mitchell, Mildred Randall, Helen Ellis, Ruth Knight, Kathleen Colcord, Gladys Bradford, Alice Roswell, Martha Southworth, Janet Chalmers, Doris Cuzner and Florence Donnell.

'This is Belfast, the biggest little city in Maine,' is the lettering of a large sign board placed near the Eastern Steamship wharf Monday, where it can easily be read by all entering the harbor.

June 17, 1948

The Class of 1948, Crosby High School, 61 strong and one of the largest in the history of the school, held its graduation exercises Wednesday evening in the school auditorium in the presence of a large audience. Led by the class marshal, William Taylor, Jr. ’49, the graduates in their blue caps and gowns, marched in procession down the central aisle to the strains of music by the Crosby Orchestra, and filed out through the wings to take their seats on the stage, which was decorated with a huge basket of white lilies. Above the stage was the class motto, ‘Thus Endeth the First Lesson.’ Class president Dryden C. Dutch welcomed those present, following the invocation by the Rev. W. S. Stackhouse.

At the Colonial Theatre: “Jeff Donnell Day.” Miss Donnell will appear in person at every performance at the Colonial Theatre Friday, June 18th. On the screen: Jeff Donnell in Cowboy Blues and It’s Great to Be Young.

June 22, 1961

Principal J. Douglas Thompson announced Wednesday the names of honor roll students for the fourth ranking period at Crosby High School. Students receiving all A's were Veronica Clements, Carolyn Cobb, Helga Wieck, Carolyn Woods, seniors; Karen Talbot, junior; Roxie Black, Sharon Bruce, Robert Randall and Judith Sprague, freshmen.

Playing at the Colonial:

Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy and Roddy McDowell in "Midnight Lace" in Eastman Color. "See it from the start and please don't reveal the ending!"

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