Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Do You know the Way to Dominy's 1869?

Surf Hotel Ad from 1877 click to enlarge



Early Map shows two hotels in what is now Saltaire

Surf Hotel and Dominy House ads, 1869






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This must be the tower that the old lady climed up and scared the keeper.

We have a picture of the tower from the 1920's, but this is an 1898 postcard. The inscription does not mention the wooden tower, just the lighthouse: "the present light was erected in 1857-58. First painted black and white bands in 1891. An important light for transatlantic steamers bound for New York."

3 comments:

Bob said...

My guess would be that the "dot," indicating a hotel out near Coffey Point, is what later became Captain Baldwins home on the cove.

cosmo said...

I believe that is the Wireless Station that notified ship owners in NYC far enough in advance to have a sufficient number of longshoremen and dockworkers to meet the ships as they reached the docks.

joh said...

who said:

"And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water
He spent a long watching from his lonley wooden tower"