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February 9, 1979

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&apos;ebraary, 1979 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 11 :allop dragger scued at Eastport A scallop dragger owned by William 3tune was pulled from the bottom of - samaquoddy Bay Friday morning, uary 26. Tle 32-foot boat had been ched two days earlier on the north , 0fthe Eastport Municipal Breakwater ;r losing a13rop ellor. Neptun6 had aned to take the boat away from the ,reon the coming tide, but heavy lds Thursday morning battered the tt on the beach. The U 3. Coast Guard ; in the process of towing the boat to a r area inside the breakwater when the , line being used as a tow line broke I the dragger sank in 40 feet of water bin six feet of the breakwater. Friday morning Alfred Trott, a friend Neptune and a retired boat carpenter, .dla grapnel anchor to hook his truck 3ch cable to the sunken boat and pull bow to the surface. Assisted by Earl /nor, using his 40 foot fishing boat, ;y towed the smaller dragger around • ' t ; breakwater and to the city s boa np. Trott then transported the scallop lgger by boat trailer to his boat yard • repairs. Neptune hopes to salvage the boat. e 292 horsepower motor has been re- )red from the boat and will be re-install- if the boat is repaired. Neptune is eager return to his scalloping operations. ;hermen are receiving $2.95 a pound r scallops from buyers in the area at s time. EASTPO RT (Continued) lENDS OF THE LIBRARY TIVITIES At a meeting of the Friends of the rary held Jan. 31st, at the Eastport ne of Mrs. Kate Brown, members voted have a table built for the microfilm chine at the Peavey Memorial Library. ; table will be constructed by Shead dents under the supervision of Mr. :hard Pottle. A sum of $300 will be m to the library for new books for tit reading and work is to be done to arge the children's corner of the library :€ an increase in children using the 'ary has been noted. The money for se projects came from the proceeds the "Friends" summer plant and food ; and from the Christmas fair. At the s’ of the meeting refreshments were red by Mrs. Kate Brown and Mrs. Fern lnsoIl,. IOUND AND ABOUT Aaron Glynn Urquhart, son of Mr. tl Mrs. Glynn Urquhart, celebrated his rd birthday Saturday, January 27th tla a party held at MacDonald's restaur- t in Calais. There were thirteen little endsand relatives in attendance and mdmothers, Mrs. Pauline Thompson :1 Mrs. Lou Urquhart. They enjoyed all • . special goodies including a lovely thday cake and ice cream, hats, rings d hand puppets. Guests at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth 41ins and son, Philip, on Feb. 2nd were '. and Mrs. Alden Goodrich and daugh- ', Audrey of Bonney River, St. George, B., Mr: and Mrs. Douglas Goodrich, preau,'N.B, and Mrs. Florence Craig of George, N.B. The occasion was the lebration of Philip's birthday. Renee Deschene, daughter of Mr. and • s. Valdric D&chene, was named to the :an's honor list for the fall semester at University of Maine at Presque Isle. :URNITURE EPAIRS & EFINISHING. rank Stripping .E.L. FERGUSON 10 Fcemont St. - Machia$, Me. l'd. 255-3607 L_, THE NEXT DA Y, January 2 7th, at high tide, Earl Trynor's 40"fishing boat, the "Tillie" begins salvage operations of the sunken scallop dragger and starts to raise the bow. (Photo by Hugh French) ! /THE EASTPORT BRANCH OF THE US. COAST GUARD attempts to beach a sunken scallop dragger on the outside of the Eastport Breakwater during a heavy storm ot January 26 but were unsuccessful as the bow line broke. (Photo by Hugh French) '  i b SUCCESS has begun- the line to the breakwater is taken off and the sunken boat is started to be towed to land. (Photo by Hugh French) State & Eastport & PI. Point Just under $14,000,000 of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LAWCON) monies have been expended on 217 re- creation projects by 135 Maine municipal- ities since 1965 when the monies became available, according to Herbert Hartman, Director-of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation. "In addition, a half million dollars of State recreation funds have also been used," Hartman said. Hartman indicated that the projects funded were selected by the municipalities and "represent local recreation needs". The projects range from the acquisition of small nature areas to the development of intensive recreation- al facilities such as marinas. A municipality with an approved recrea- tion project foots the entire bill and is re- imbursed 50% by LAWCON. The munici- pal share is normally offset by direct ap- propriations, but other approaches to funding can be taken Municipalities agree to make the facili- ties available to the public and to maintain them properly. To help defray costs, fees may be charged. A reasonable difference in rates for resident and non-resident use is allowed. Federal funds for recreation in In Eastport, the Eastport Recreation Committee received a federal share of $19,000 plus a state share of $3,800 which will be used for tennis courts. Bad weather and getting the site for the courts, prevented work being done in 1978, but it is expected that work will start this spring so that the courts will be available for public use this summer. At Pleasant Point, the federal share of $5,000 is to be used for ski facilities; also $16,000 as the federal share and $3,000 as the state share for game courts. Other programs to be funded in Wash- ington County were for tot lots and recrea- tion area in Calais; a recreation area, tot lot and ballfield at Peter Dana Point and for a recreation area at Machias. Cummings Arvin Exhaust Systems installed. Motor Tune-ups Glass Installed WASHINGTON ST., EASTPORT, Me. ("Jim" Tel. 853-4341 Spinney -- Proprietor .............. ;-_:. ; == Z= zz=zz- -. .:. ,.. .'- ,' s. R&M IGA • @ ,:.€. 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