The Messenger -- Dec. 5, 1902

Category: Hancock County Published: Friday, 28 February 2014 Written by Carol Eddleman Print Email

Deer Isle.

Steamer "Verona" was here Monday with a load of hay.

Nelson Smith of Sunshine received a horse on the boat Monday.

Capt. and Mrs. Ed Marshall and son, Avery, arrived home from Boston Wednesday.

Miss Helen Marshall left Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. Sidney Treat, in East Boston.

Edson Morey moved a building from the Morey house at Beach Hill, Monday, to his place at "Dowtown" and will use it as a stable.

The Misses Linnie Pressey and Hattie Greenlaw are at home for the Thanksgiving vacation from Kent's Hill seminary.  They will return on Monday for the winter term.

Mrs. John S. Eaton left Wednesday for East Boston, called by the illness of her little grandchild, Adelaide Eaton, who is sick with diphtheria.

Mrs. Willis Greenlaw returned from Butter Island Monday, where she has been teaching in a somewhat unique school, consisting entirely of children belonging to the family of Eldridge Shepard.

All of the boats and pleasure yachts of this locality have been hauled out on the bank and the waterfront now needs only a cake of ice here and there to give it a decidedly winterish appearance.

E. J. Torrey came home Friday on a short visit to her parents, Capt. and Mrs. Judson Torrey, leaving again Monday for Bangor.  Their little grandson, Norman Torrey of Stonington, is with them while his parents are on a trip to Boston.

The lumber has arrived for Capt. L. G. Gray's new house and is on the spot.  The carpenter work will begin as soon as the brick underpinning being laid by William B. Pressey is completed.  H. F. Joyce will be master buildre.

Schooner,"S. G. Haskell," Capt. Ed A. Richardson, arrived at Boston, Monday, from Jacksonville, and on the same day the schooner, "D. D. Haskell," Capt. W. S. Pickering, arrived at New London, from Brunswick, Ga.  Some anxiety is felt for the safety of the schooner, "Ella F. Storrer," Capt. Samuel Haskell, which is on the passage from Norfolk, Va., to Boston, and was due several days ago.  The vessel has not been reported since she sailed, which fact gives rise to more concern among Capt. Haskell's friends than his non-arrival.  Arnald Weed of North Deer Isle is tne vessel's steward.


The lobster fishermen are taking up their traps for the winter.  They report lobsters scarce.

Alden Thompson and Calvin Stinson went to Rockland Tuesday.

Miss Fannie Calderwood, who has been teaching here, has returned to her home at North Haven.


A. Cohen has gone to Boston to buy Xmas goods.

Schooner, "Odiorne," Capt. Anderson, is loading with paving blocks for New York.

Mrs. Emma C. Richardson is packing her household goods and expects to move to Rockland the last of this week.

C. U. Russ has built an addition to his house.  He has also had a portion of the old stone shed near the Arcadian finished up for a pool and billiard room.

Capt. J. P. Barbour landed a load of lumber from Bangor at Sunset for a laundry there.

One of the largest schooners that has ever loaded here is now being loaded by J. L. Goss at his Moore Island quarry.  it is the "Merietta Persilla," and it will take 900 tons of granite to load her.  She is bound to New York.


Miss Mertice V. Small, who has been spending her vacation with her parents here, has returned to Freedom, where she is a teacher in the academy.

Lumber has arrived for a laundry building for Miss Mary O'Tool [O'Toole?], to be built by Arthur Haskell.

The entertainment in the hall on Monday evening under the auspices of the V. I. Society was very much enjoyed by those present and every part appreciated, especially the music by E. C. Woodworth, who played the banjo, accompanied by his son Ivy on the bass viol and Elmer on the autoharp.  Comic readings by Mrs. Andrew Scott also elicited a great deal of applause.

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