Tag Archives: Kingston Bay

A foul fowl?

Sometimes you come across an image that really makes you wish someone had written a caption. Here is one such photo.

With Delano’s Wharf in the background, we know that the photo was taken on the edge of Kingston Bay. The man stooped over the water resembles Charlie Delano (1837 – 1903) who fished and clammed in the area. But what is he doing with that bird? Catching it? Releasing it? Giving it a rinse? Added to the puzzle are the expectant looks from the four by-standers to the left.

Any ideas?


Source: Image from the Delano Photograph Collection (IC11).

Beach day!

Sooner or later, summer will come.  We’ll all be hot and sticky and we’ll welcome a cooling breeze near the waterfront.  Just like this crew.

Five in a boat on the Rocky Nook shoreline, no date
Five in a boat on the Rocky Nook shoreline, no date


Source: LHR General Image Collection IC7


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