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Friday, September 18, 2009

City Island News Published in January, 1882

In early January, 1882, a brief account of news from City Island in the Town of Pelham appeared in the Mount Vernon [New York] Chronicle.  The brief account appears below.

"City Island.

Grace Church Sunday-school held their Christmas festival on Wednesday evening, and after a short address from the Rev. Joshua Morsell, came the distribution of the presents.  A goodly number of little ones were made happy.  The church was trimmed very nicely and looked well.

Mr. Robert Browe, proprietor of the Tally-Ho Hotel, Bartow, went out shooting on Monday following Christmas.  The gun exploded and mutilated his hand to such an extent, that it is doubtful if he ever gets the entire use of it again.

At Carll's yard, the schooner Richard Morrel is hauled out for caulking and painting.  The schooner Ella Jane, which ran into a barge in the North River, losing her foremast, mainmast and bowsprit, is at the yard for repairs.  The damage is estimated at about $2,000.  The schooner J. T. Long is being rebuilt.  The U.S. steamer Cactus is hauled out for general repairs."

Source:  Pelham Manor Protective Club, Mount Vernon [New York] Chronicle, Jan. ?, 1882, p. ?, col. 6 (the date of the issue and, possibly, the page number, have been obscured by tape applied to the paper near the upper left corner before the image of the page was created; copy in the possession of this author).

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