Category Archives: Kingston Bay
Delano’s Wharf is one of Kingston’s iconic buildings, jutting into Kingston Bay from the end of Wharf Lane, near Gray’s Beach. In a small twist of perspective, here’s a tranquil view from the Wharf. Source: Delano Photograph Collection IC11 … Continue reading
Old Home Day is a small town New England tradition popular from the 1860s into the 1930s, and later in many cases. In Kingston, the town-wide event, which included clambakes, sports, dancing, singing and parades, was held annually from 1903 … Continue reading
The Local History Room is closed for summer vacation. See you in August!
A-sailing Down Jones River Do you recall one night in June, When sailing down Jones River, We listened to the Bullfrog’s tune And watched the moonbeams quiver? I oft since then have watched the moon But never, love, ah never, … Continue reading
This month’s exhibit celebrates summer in Kingston with picnics and parades, fresh sweet corn from the farmer’s market, swimming, fishing, and just lounging on the grass eating ice cream. Here’s the front of a float in Kingston’s 200th Anniversary Parade, … Continue reading
The Local History Room is closed through August 1.
Two years ago, we noted that the wooden planks in the Howland’s Lane bridge over the railroad tracks needed to be replaced, an issue had been under discussion for a decade. The bridge, built in the 1870s and renovated during the 1930s, … Continue reading
Kingston’s storied history of building ocean-going sailing vessels stretches from about 1713, when shipwright Samuel Drew and his son Cornelius set up shop on the Jones River, until 1874, when Edward Holmes launched the brig Helen A. Holmes, or perhaps … Continue reading