A one-per-decade series of glimpses, 1860-1960
During much of the 1950s, '60s and '70s what is now Halibut Point State Park was owned by the Richard Webster family of Brookline, who vacationed in Lanesville and became enchanted with the former quarry property that had fallen into decrepitude. I reminisced with Mrs. Cleo Webster and her daughters Kate and Heather about their experiences. Heather, who was born after the days of Pitcairn, sorted through the family slide collection to provide these photographs.Part Two - an interview with Kate Webster, first segment
|Welcome to Pitcairn Park|
He and my mother loved nature. Before he became a surgeon, as a youth, he wanted to be an entomologist. I grew up with his interest in insect life and other wildlife. His curiosity was insatiable.
He and my mother were among the first people to buy aqualungs when Jacques Cousteau developed them. They were very interested in the ocean and sea life. When we were kids we weren't allowed to watch TV except The World We Live In on Sunday nights. Mum loved to draw and paint.
|Clouds, drawing by Cleo Webster|
|In the station wagon, headed to Halibut Point|
What a monumental job! We did change the landscape some, but mostly it was in the way of clearing ledges, to make them more visible, especially in the area between the quarry and Gaffield Avenue.
Ornamental rose 2014, in woods near
where cottage existed|
Martin Ray photo
|Four Sisters by Cleo Webster|