Fire engine overhaul, foundry work and Belfast painter

Jun 19, 2014

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, 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 15, 1989

“Belfast painter Dennis Pinette was awarded a check for $500 by Jay Espy, president of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, for ‘Best in Show’ at the Maine Coast Artists 11th Annual Juried Exhibition in Association with The Barn Gallery, on June 1, two days before the June 3 opening of the show at Maine Coast Artist in Rockport. ‘Derricks,’ Pinette’s prize-winning painting, was chosen out of eighty-four works in the show.”

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