Historic photo

Jul 07, 2019

Staying cool in summer months — prior to installation of a salt water pool in the lower end of City Park — meant swimming in the bay. In 1936, work on a pool was completed as part of Belfast’s several Depression-era WPA projects. Many folks today remember that cold bay water pumped in never really warmed up. This photograph dates from the late 1940s and shows a race just as swimmers dive in. In the background is the park snack shack.

Photograph courtesy of the Belfast Museum.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Jon Jenckes | Jul 08, 2019 09:44

A lot of toe dipping even into the 50,s/ Bay warmer over in Searsport/

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