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Volume 16, #1

A preview of "Well Out to Sea - Year Round on Matinicus Island," by Eva Murray; SBHS and South Bristol School's work on the Maine Memory Network website; "A History of South Bristol."

Volume 16, #2

"Honoring South Bristol Residents," Trustee Carol Kelsey's project; "South Bristol Eats," An exhibition at the S Road School celebrating eating places of days gone by; "Students go to Class," South Bristol 1st & 2nd graders experience school as it was in the 1930's; "Pemaquid Messenger 1886 - 1894," Excerpts on South Bristol, West Bristol and Pemaquid locals, compiled by trustee Nat Hammond.


Volume 17, #1

"Celebrating the Post Offices of South Bristol;" "Wentworth Point History Bulletin #3 - The Woodmans of Wentworth Terrace," by Randy Lackovic of the Darling Maine Center. 

Volume 17, #2

"Post Office History and a Special Postmaster," Celebrating the post offices of South Bristol, and retiring postmaster Wayne Benner; "On Heron Island - Circa 1885," A letter written by Henry Seaver to Miss Strong in 1934.


Volume 18, #1

"South Bristol 1915 - 2015: The Centennial Year is Here;" "Welcome to the NEW SBHS Museum," A quick tour of the revamped museum. "Little Nell's Doll;" "A Petition for the Division of the Town of Bristol and Some of the reasons Therefor," A reprint of a document sent to the state legislature. 

Volume 18, #2

"SBHS and the Centennial," Honoring South Bristol residents, South Bristol Separates from Bristol; "Down on the Island and Up on the Main," A special showing of the exhibit created by Ellen Vincent; "Darling Marine Center - Celebrating 50 Years," A history of the Darling Marine Center and it's property. 


Volume 19, #1

"Bad Day at the Gut," by Ed Myers, excepted from The Island Journal 2986; "Random Notes on the Pogy Industry in South Bristol;" "Bristol's Menhaden Industry," compiled by Bob Emmons from the Pemaquid Messenger, May, 1892

Volume 19, #2

"New Photograph Collection," Damariscotta photographer Ivan Flye's 1950 -1970's photographs of Gamage Shipyard archived at the Penobscot Maine Museum; "Goodbye Swing Bridge, Welcome New Bridge," Construction photos of the new Gut Bridge; "WW II Veteran's Memorial."


Volume 20, #1

"What's New at the Museum;" "2017 Summer Program;" "Excerpts from the Pemaquid Messenger, January 1887 - November 1887;" "Meet Your SBHS Board."


Volume 20, #2 

"2017 in Review;" "A Scrap of Wallpaper gets us Thinking."


Volume 21, #1

"What's New at the Museum;" " 2018 Summer Program;" "SBHS Celebrates its Twentieth Birthday;" " Excerpts from the Pemaquid Messenger, July 14, 1886, compiled by Nat Hammond.

Volume 21, #2

"Meet our New Trustees;" "Thank you, Volunteers;" "A New Veteran's Memorial;" "SBHS Scholarship Award;" "Saving the Historic Pemaquid Mill;" " Witch of Wall Street, Pt 1;"

"The Cowboy Poet;"

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