Mr. & Mrs. Wendall P. Williams

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of, Boothbay Harbor Couple Have Memories On Golden Anniversary Mr. Barbara co- p. m. of at By Press Herald Photographer Hennessy Mr. and Mrs. Wendall P. Williams quietly observed their, golden wedding anniversary Wednesday at their home on Street, Boothbay Harbor. Mr. Williams followed the sea for years as a Grand Banks fisherman. Boothbay Harbor, Nov. 30. -- A Boothbay Harbor couple, who knew the Maine coast when oars were held in. higher esteem than launches powered.wJlh 1-cyllnderr engines and fishermen went to the Grand Banks under sail. of Harold Hyde the Jessie sr., accompanied to ordination with and Mrs. Mrs. She C. of Mr. quietly observed ding anniversarj Mr. and Mrs. .heir golden wed- today. Wendall P. Wil- Hams of 4 Will ams Street were married here at -the Methodist parsonage: in 1899. The windows of their hilltop home overlook the broad Harbor that brought, them together. v Williams was a sturdy; young fisherman and his bride-to-be =the daughter of the keeper of Burnt Island -Light when they met. In those days Boothbay Harbor'was the home of:a large fleet of fishing fishing schooners. Williams recalled today that he had been fishing, "ever since-. V was big enough." Williams will be 83 next Dec 23. He was born here, the son- ol a fisherman. Mrs. Williams--she was Annie · Gertrude Burke--Is a native of Portsmouth, N. H. She was 75' last,'Aug. B. Although Williams went farther off shore,. Mrs.'Williams was wel acquainted with the sea before her marriage. She was with her father at the lights on Boone-Is land and White Island. Isle o - xt was ln hcr dory family for Mr. and of afternoon the made met Ellen Tuesday The khat Louis Wagner escaped to thi mainland la 1873 after he mur dered half-sisters Anetha am Karen Chrlstcnscn on Smutt' Nose Island. Wagner, executed in 1876 at Thomaston' State Prison rowed so hard, she recalled, tha he nearly wore out the thole-pin on her'father's dory. ' It was 59 years ago that Mrs Williams first came to Boothba Harbor, to remain for three o four years 'while her father was on Burnt Island. She then accom panied him to White Island an remained for five years .-befor returning to the Harbor to we Williams. by Fishing on Boothbay Harbo schooners and 'Gloucestermen Williams thrived on the har work and hardship that was th lot .of the fisherman under sal He endured manyja bitter winter gale and a shipwreck or two, sur vivlng ane disaster In the Gu nof Canso. He was a breed know . I to ride, the breakers onto drea able Island in their dories out curiosity, just to set foot on w-lying island that had brought eath to so many sailors. Once out of!/Fbrtun«! Bayi mndland. he recalled. his hooner was one of a half, hat carried frozen herring out ito a January gale. '.'We went out ' with *, fine loucesfcer schooner and she was ever seen again. We made it doubt that the frozen herring clow deck were any colder e were." WiUUflns can recall-i the jharbor ere so filled with fishermen oasters waiting out storms that was almost possible to cross jom the East Side to West or without wetting, a foot, urnping from deck to deck. Since his retirement Williams as made and sold a great models of sailing vessels. He urned out nicely proportioned ittle models of the vanished inkcy and- two masted fishing schooners, made at his cellar work bench. A handsome model Capt. Bligh's Bounty In his oom exemplles his fine handiwork. handiwork. And on his bench is artly finished model of a lulled fisherman. Although both were close to sea. a dangerous association, so in the days of sails .ancjl ,han It Is today. It was the .hat hurt them most. They their son In a power line some years ago. But · they comfort in tbelr' regard for Car, Smerson, wfiip has lived with since childhood. With Carl, they are cheerful and serene in their snug little home on the hill. Bowdoin Man Fined On Speeding Charge Richmond, Nov. 30. -- Ralph Rogers, Bowdoin, paid a 'fine $10 and costs of $11.10 afte pleading guilty to a speedln charge. ; (Rogers was arraigned befor Trial Justice . Joseph W. lette on complaint of Sagadaho County Deputy Edward C. Be langer. Topsham. The warrar alleged that Rogers drove at miles ah hour on, the back between Topsham and Bowdoin ham.

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  1. Portland Press Herald,
  2. 01 Dec 1949, Thu,
  3. Page 18

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