An Island Landmark To Go

An Island Landmark To Go

Provenance: From the collection of Ted English
Digitized by: Ted English
Document: Newspaper: From an original clipping from The Telegram
Date of document:: 1923
By-line: None
Comment: Mrs. Emily Durnan was Emily Hanlan, widow of John Durnan, founder of Durnan’s Boathouse,1870

1 Comment for “An Island Landmark To Go”

Bob Leno


I was a sales rep. for a local tea and coffee company, R. B. Hayhoe Co. Ltd. in the early and mid 50’s. One responsibility was to go to the islands 4 or 5 times a season to visit hotels, restaurants and a groceteria (on Ward’s Island). To get around, I would rent a bicycle from Emily Durnan at Hanlan’s Point in the a.m., return it in the p.m. and head back to the mainland with my orders. Fond memories to be certain.

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