Free public talk Oct. 14 on historic businesses

Oct 06, 2019
The Sail Inn in Prospect, demolished in 2006 to make way for the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

Prospect — Richard Dyer, past owner of the Sail Inn Restaurant (demolished in 2006), will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Oct. 14, meeting of the Prospect Historical Society. He will discuss "Prospect — Then and Now."

Additionally, there will be exhibits of businesses and occupations in Prospect from the early 1800s through the present day. These include quarrying, Switzer Water Co., retail stores, farming, a skunk oil company (who knew?) and the manufacture of a mysterious red chalk sold to quarries worldwide beginning in the mid-19th century.

The program begins at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and drinks before Dyer’s talk, which will be followed by fresh baked “Sail Inn” pies and coffee.

This event will be held at the Prospect Community Center, 959 Bangor Road (1A), Prospect, and run from 7 until 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible.

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