August 4, 1972 

Five escape death in cruiser fire: Water Sevigny, 49, prominent Weymouth resident and owner of Sevigny’s store on the Southern Artery, is reported showing gradual improvement at the South Shore Hospital from second degree burns from head to waist, suffered when his 42-foot cabin cruiser Dauntless 2 exploded and burned July 27 in Nantasket Bay. “It…

AIRING OUT

Birds let heat escape from their bodies by resting with their bills open, especially those with dark feathers that absorb sunlight, like crows and this American Robin. Text and Photo by John J. Galluzzo   What’s Been Seen: There’s a rule scientists live by: absence of data is still data. That means that if, with…

July 28, 1972 

Light vote defies counsel ruling: With a bare quorum of 150 apparently present, Hull voters at a special town meeting Monday evening overrode a ruling by Town Counsel Haskell Lampke and approved a motion ordering the Hull Redevelopment Authority to adhere to the provisions of the federal Freedom of Information Act governing public disclosure of…

July 21, 1972 

Setting sail: With a Coast Guard escort and parade of 20 boats astern, the 446-foot cement boat ketch Solange, with Mr. and Mrs. Joachen Robiller and their 2-1/2 year old adopted son Christian aboard, took off on the first leg of a round trip tour from Hull. It was the climax of a lifelong dream…

MAKING THEMSELVES AT HOME.

What’s been seen: It’s been an as-expected month for the birds of Hull. Reports that came in during the first few days featured a few species that were probably still in migration and may or may not nest nearby, like Black-crowned Night-herons, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, and Orchard Orioles. Beyond that, everything is in place. The…

July 6, 1972 

Firemen help flag raising: The Fourth of July celebration at Point Allerton in Hull was rescued by the Hull Fire Department after a halyard snapped as a flag raising was in progress. Two hundred kids and adults on the celebration committee gazed sadly at the flag, caught six feet from the ground on a 60-foot…