Painting of “Battle of the Margaretta” to be unveiled in Machias

by Valdine Atwood

As part of Machias’ annual ‘Margaretta Days Festival’ celebration, the public is invited to attend the unveiling of The Battle of the Margaretta at the Burnham Tavern Museum on Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. This painting, welcomed as a generous gift from an anonymous donor, is the work of prominent marine artist Patrick O’Brien, and is based on painstaking research including the reports of several eyewitnesses. Thus it is almost certainly the most historically accurate rendering of the event to date.

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Restoring Shiretown’s Tiffany treasure

by Bill Kitchen

The elaborate stained glass window that makes up the front of the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias is finally getting a long anticipated restoration and revitalization. The enormous glass tapestry which has overlooked Centre Street and Machias since 1899 is coming apart at its lead seams. 

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One day in June — the Margaretta Days Festival

Photo: The Margaretta Days Festivals celebrates the first naval battle of the American Revolution which was fought by Machias patriots and took place just off the coast of what is now Machiasport. The festival starts with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., and continues with a parade and a full summer day’s worth of festivities held on the green of the University of Maine at Machias. Photo by RJ Heller

by RJ Heller

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Jonesport-Beals Royalettes

Pictured is the Royalettes softball squad. Members include front left to right: Georgia Backman, Madilyn Thistlewood, Reanna Smith, Kaylee Ireland, and Ivy Robinson. Back left-right: Rachel Phillips, Lydia Alley, Alexsis Sprowl, Caitlin Childers, Jadah Alley, and Coach Dani Alley.

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Guagus girls 6-0

by Phil Stuart

The Narraguagus Lady Knights kept their two year unbeaten regular season streak alive with victories over Calais in the border city May 1st and against the Machias Bulldogs at Frye Field in Harrington May 3rd

At Calais, Toby Cole’s Blue Devils gave Tracie Martin’s Knights their best game of the season to date.

Despite only getting one hit, the Devils held Guagus to six runs in the game.

Narraguagus scored all six of their runs in the first three innings with three one and two as they improved to 5-0.

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Guagus girls 4th at MDI

by Phil Stuart

The Narraguagus High School entered its second outdoor track meet of the season with a trip to Mount Desert Island High School on April 29th.

The Lady Knights finished 4th in the meet with 26 points. The Caribou Vikings racked up first place honors with 220 points followed by Old Town 156, host MDI 130, Narraguagus 26, Mattanawcook Academy 26, and Fort Kent 19.

Taylor Colbeth of the Knights got in the scoring column with a 6th place finishing time of 10:51 in the 1600 meter race walk.

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Lakers team defeats Knights

by Phil Stuart

The Greenville Lakers ended a long regular season winning streak by the Narraguagus Lady Knights at Narraguagus High School May 4th.

This was the first match-up between the school’s softball and baseball squads. They were added to the Knights schedule after joining the PVC.

The Lady Lakers evened their record at 2-2 with an 8-4 victory.

The Lakers took the lead with a run in the first and two more in the second.

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All tourney In the eighties

by Phil Stuart

The eighties decade saw a lot of good things transpire for Washington County girls basketball players and teams.

East Grand High of Danforth won two gold balls under coach Brfett Moores. The Machias Lady Bulldogs made it to the Eastern Maine Championship game three times in four years under coach Mitch Look and the Lady Blue Devil dynasty was just starting to develop.

Melanie Beal of Jonesport-Beals was on All Tourney selection in 1980.

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Raiders sweep Panda squads

by Phil Stuart

The Washington Academy softball and baseball squads both picked up easy  victories at Lee Academy on May 3rd.

The Lady Raiders evened their record at 2-2 aided by a 12 run first inning against Frank Severance’s Pandas enroute to a 27-3 decision.

WA added three more in the second five in the 3rd and seven in the fourth before the mercy rule came into effect after Lee’s 5t turn at bat.

Steve Seeley’s club on offense with a double, and three singles, while catcher Rylea Steeves belted a grand slam homer.

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Senior scramble at barren view

by Phil Stuart

Barren View Golf Course in Jonesboro is open for the season and the Wednesday morning Senior Scrambles have started.

May 3rd marked this year's first senior event and the Derickson's picked up where they left off last season.

Gary joined Ron Carpenter and Ralph Backman to record a -4 to take home a big check on opening day.

Bubba Beal, Shirley Crow and Rick Bjornson took second place honors with a -3 wile Gary's wife Sue, Stevie Cates and Billy Wright were 3rd at -2.

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