The Wanderer Photo Gallery

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Contest Winner101 viewsThe winner of The Wanderer’s annual Halloween Cover Contest by Monique Major who won a Nintendo Wii for her efforts. There were twenty-eight entries and over three hundred people voted in this years contest! October 29, 2009 edition
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Worst Case Scenario143 viewsFairhaven Fire Department hosted a full-scale exercise to improve emergency response in the region. Mattapoisett, Rochester, Dartmouth, Freetown, Acushnet, and New Bedford all responded to a disaster that simulated an accident between a school bus and an oil truck at Livesey Park in Fairhaven. Twenty drama students from New Bedford Vocational High School played the part of injured students who were assessed and treated for injuries. Photo by Anne O’Brien-Kakley.
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Sparky Speaks160 viewsSparky, the Spokesdog for fire safety, waves to onlookers as he rides an antique fire engine at the 2009 Marion Fire Department Open House. Firefighters from the department served coffee, a hot breakfast, and allowed area residents to tour the facilities on the morning of October 10. Children enjoyed climbing on the engines and all the donuts they could eat. Photo by Anne O’Brien-Kakley. October 15, 2009 edition
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Wanderers in China316 viewsThe Assing/Allan family poses in front of the Temple of Heaven, a famous Taoist Temple, in Beijing, July 2009. The family members from left to right are: Theo Assing, Wayne Assing, Emil Assing and Terry Allan. The family went to China for four weeks this past summer to visit Changsha where their son Theo was born 12 years ago.
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Original Wanderer158 viewsA “treasure trove” of photos depicting the Wanderer, the final ship to be built in Mattapoisett’s Shipyard Park, was purchased by Brad and Priscilla Hathaway, who donated the photos to the Mattapoisett Historical Society in September, 2009. October 1, 2009 edition.
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House Boat207 viewsOn September 22, a construction crew continues to work on dislodging a house on Wilber’s Point in Fairhaven. The house will be loaded onto a barge and floated over Buzzard’s Bay to its new location on Brant Beach Ave. in Mattapoisett. Since tides and winds are critical to safely moving the house, the move has been rescheduled several times. Photo by Anne O’Brien-Kakley
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Remembering Waterman151 viewsThe Third Annual Waterman School Reunion took place at the Rochester Memorial School on Saturday, September 12 attracting over 100 former students of the venerable elementary school. Waterman school, which was in the building that now houses the Rochester Fire Department, was the forerunner to RMS during the first half of the Twentieth Century. The theme for this year's gathering was The War Years, remembering the World War II era. Photo by Robert Chiarito
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Blast from the Past486 viewsIt was impulse-buying heaven at the 36th Annual Arts and Crafts Flea Market on September 5. The First Congregational Church of Rochester hosted the Market, which featured lots of eclectic vendors, baked goods, and local organizations. Photo by Anne O'Brien-Kakley
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End of an Era150 viewsThe sign of L’Auberge de Marion, once a landmark along route six, has now been raised after remaining vacant for a decade. Photo by Paul Lopes. September 3, 2009 edition
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Fun at the Fair203 viewsIt was fun in the August sun at the 2009 Rochester Country Fair. Plumb Corner was transformed into the ultimate fairground, with lots of craft and food vendors, and fun activities. Fair-goers enjoyed a scarecrow contest, a tractor-pull, a frog jumping contest, a children's parade, and so much more. Buck-Chuck and The Wanderer Aardvark were there! Photo by Anne O'Brien-Kakley.
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Ready, Set, Rochester!191 viewsA busy week for Rochester including the Grange Fair, Rochester Country Fair, Road Race, and Museum Open House. August 20, 2009 edition
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Salty's Fun-o-Rama209 viewsThe Mattapoisett Land Trust will be unveiling a new playground on August 15 in Dunseith Gardens, home of Salty the Seahorse. The playground was a collective effort from various Mattapoisett residents, who donated time and materials. Photo by Paul Lopes. August 13, 2009 edition
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