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 One - an interview with Cleo Webster
|Welcome to Pitcairn Park|
|A working lunch|
|Building toilet facilities|
|Dr. Richard Webster stocking the quarry with trout|
Divers also told us there was a locomotive at the bottom of the quarry.
My husband loved nature, and worked very hard. We didn't want to let it go, but there were rumors around Town about our development plans, and the State took it by eminent domain.