Essex Locals: What Was Happening on Sep 3 in Years Past


115 Years Ago – 1906

A very heavy rain fell for over one-half hour on Monday afternoon.  During the thunder shower the lightning struck the malt house on the D.W. Low estate.  It entered on the end, tearing off shingles, smashing a window frame and breaking seven squares of glass, then tore and ripped the lower beam in the cellar. Damage $50.

90 Years Ago – 1931

Several of the local yacht owners at Conomo sent their boats over in the Annisquam races Saturday.