Hometown Memories-You Are My Sunshine!


You Are My Sunshine!

I named this piece “You Are My Sunshine” because one of my earliest memories is of a concert at Hammond Hall by a couple from Birch Harbor.  They sang what we described in those days as being Country Western Tunes.  I loved them and my favorite song by them was “You Are My Sunshine”. This picture of the 3 young men standing in the boat and obviously serenading someone caught my eye right away.  It is a wonderful photograph.  I have added “artist license” and adorned it with familiar sights from the Winter Harbor town dock area.  I have many fond memories of the dock and this seems like a fitting location for this photo.  I don’t know who these boys are but will do more research to find out.  If anyone out there knows this answer or has a comment on this or any post I would love to hear from you.

Thank you again to the Winter harbor Historical Society for making this material accessible.

There are currently two more programs scheduled for this summer to be presented by the Historical Society.  If you would like to attend they are listed below.

July 8, 7pm-Hammond Hall-Sanford Phippen-Speaks about Frenchman’s Bay Lodge and his book about working there called “Kitchen Boy”.

August 12-7pm-Historical Society- Charles Joy will give a presentation about “John Moore”, from Steuben, he owned approx. 2000 acres on Schoodic Point and was the person to donate it to the National Park Service.  He also built a home on Grindstone called Far From Wolves-known by many as Frenchman’s Bay Lodge.