If you recall in my last blog, we got to Prospect Street. and through the Hills.
|That's Summer Street in the center & left side, the "S" curve. The East Marshfield Railroad Station is on the left, at the tree line. The old wood street sign is just showing on the left foreground|
As we climb the hill, houses are stacked side by each on the west side, while the east side is bordered by a long, well-built stone wall.
|Looking south from behind the stone wall towards Marshfield Hills.|
The school house behind the tree.
|An early photo of 922 Summer Street -- Lampson's|
|Looking from Spring Street at Stoddard's Barn on Summer Street|
These overlooked the North River. It is now the home of South Shore's Audubon.
|Looking north to the North River and Wills Island, Scituate. The railroad runs in front of Wills Island to the right.|
The original Main Street is in the foreground, just a few feet east of what is now Main Street.
|Across Summer Street, looking south, this is now called Patrick's Lane.|
There was a big colonial home on the left, known as Riverside Rest, and now Mary's Boat Yard.
|Looking south from Scituate.|
Over the bridge on the right was a shack sitting on some fill that was flooded at most high tides. A clammer from out of town established a bait shop called Lew's to sell bait clams, lobsters and fish bought from local fishermen. Clams and lobsters were kept in the pools out in the marsh to keep them fresh.
When Lew ran out of inventory, he wandered out to a pot hole and retrieved a fresh supply. Lobsters could be bought fresh, or cooked on weekends.
Route 3A was the main route to Humarock Beach for the summer residents. Lew's provided the tourists fresh seafood for the weekend.
I was once told that Lew would bring a few buckets of fill to dump on his claim every time he arrived. Also, certain customers would receive a few clams for a bucket of fill. I have no proof of this rumor.
|The present building on the site of Lew's Bait Shop.|
Ray Freden, Seaview/ Marshfield, 70 years.