Watermelon Race, Squirrel Island Fete Week, 1910

Contributed by Stanley Museum


A group of young men and boys take part in a watermelon race on Squirrel Island, August 27, 1910. Contests and races such as this were part of the traditional Fete Week summertime celebrations on Squirrel Island. The young man leading the pack of runners is Raymond W. Stanley, the son of F.E. Stanley, a noted Maine inventor most famous for the Stanley steamer automobile.

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About This Item

  • Title: Watermelon Race, Squirrel Island Fete Week, 1910
  • Creation Date: 1910-08-27
  • Subject Date: 1910-08-27
  • Local Name: Squirrel Island
  • Town: Southport
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 13.5 cm
  • Local Code: PC 1 #2
  • Collection: Raymond W. Stanley Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Stanley Museum
street: 40 School Street, mailing: PO BOX 77, Kingfield, ME 04947
(207) 265-2729

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