Pearl Rook – #3 (1992)

                             Photo of Pearl Rook in her Cottage on Crescent Beach
                                                     courtesy of Edith Farrington.

                                                      Photo of Jean Seymour from Finger Lakes Times

This is a 13 1/2  minute segment of Jean Seymour reading a script from Pearl Rook (who couldn’t make it) at “Night of Reminisces” that was sponsored by the Sodus Bay Historical Society on October 15, 1992. Pearl was an author and poet and just a wonderful person to listen to as she wove a tapestry of stories of yesteryear. In this informative session she talks about the following:

  • Origins of Charles Point as farmland

  • 1880 – 12 families buy Charles Point

  • Commodore Deddy and sailboat Thunderbird

  • Ice harvesting and the ice house

  • Steam boat Sunbeam

  • George Helfer and the “Driftwood”

  • Knob Island

  • 1936 Electricity comes to Charles Point

  • Charles Point as an island (1928 – 1951)

  • Mischievous adventures

  • “Lamplighter” poem


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