South Harpswell Yacht Club
Are Building Club House and Private Wharf
Each Member Will Probably Contribute.
A private landing one hundred and fifty feet in length is
being built on the northern end of Arthur Palmer's wharf for the
South Harpswell Yacht Club. The members of the club have long needed
this pier and now that the project is assured they are enthusiastic
over the fine opportunity they will have to dock their boats and
entertain their friends. A club building will be put up on the shore
end of the landing and each member will have a key. A large float
and convenient steps will add to the convenience of the landing. The
carpenter and pier work is being done by local carpenters: A
celebration of considerable proportions will be looked for when the
new landing is completed and dedicated.
A New Yacht Club.
The rumor that a yacht club was in process of
formation at South Harpswel1 is confirmed with the news that three well
known gentlemen of the point have started the club with a $25.00
subscription each, and that a pier a small club house will be erected on
the shore front just north of the Merriconeag barber shop. A pennant is
being designed by, Judge Charles P. Sherman for the new club, he with
Mr. L. H. Spaulding and Mr. Fred Watson being, 'the original promoters
of the idea.'*The privileges of the club will be for members only and
the plans at present include yachting, regattas all through the summer!
A South Harpswell yacht club-has been a need that has been more
and more acutely felt every year. The 'name of the club has not yet been
announced, but it may be assured a hearty support from all who are
interested in yachting in this section.
Dr. E. A. Austin arrived Saturday morning for a
few days' trip spending tie time until Tuesday at his cottage w4h his
family who are summering here. His new motor boat was launched Saturday.
Messrs. J. A. Blake and J. G. Bridge of the
colony came down from Boston Saturday in the early morning boat. Mr.
Blake spends the weekend here returning to Boston each week to attend to
Mrs. Eldridge G. Pinkham and Miss Hattie Pinkham
spent Friday in Portland.
The steam launch Seminole is in commission again.
Mr. Osceola Currier, the owner, arrived some ten days ago. The launch
has a new set of canvas curtains this year and is looking; neat and
trim. Mrs. Currier and daughter arrived Tuesday of last week from
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Thomes of Portland, with
Miss Aubigne Thomes, Mr. Everett Drummond, president of the Waterville
Savings bank, Mrs.. Anna Drummond, Mrs. Abigne Wyman, Miss Hildegard
Drummond, were at the Merriconeag house to dinner Thursday and spent the
afternoon at the point.
The Brackett's of Boston are at their cottage,
formerly the Abijah Stover place. Mr. Brackett has remodeled it finely
and has placed a large plate glass window in the south side giving a
A. E. Pinkham has just purchased five more new
horses for his use in his stable and livery business, which is largely
The South Harpswell Yacht club wharf is nearing
completion and promoters of the club will soon meet for the purpose of
forming a permanent organization. The wharf will have a landing float so
arranged that it will rise and fall inside of four up right spiles,
holding it in position; without anchor cables. The spiles will be
anchored to the bottom by heavy rocks
Between the new store and the old wharf was the
Yacht Club building and floating wharf.
This building was sold to Marjorie Huse of
Georgetown, Mass., who moved it down to Point and made it over into a
It was a square yacht club at the head of the
public floating wharf - she bought it and Ed Randall moved it for her
in. They backed a skow up to the shore, lowered the house on it and
towed it to the Point. Pulled it up over the bank and she put a small
addition on the back for a kitchenette 4' x 6' 4 - a small tack hall and
a small room for a chemical closet. Later she put a 16' addition on the
south end for 2 bedrooms.