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…

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…

July 14, 1972

Town meeting at school July 24: A special town meeting calling for raising $90,500 from available funds, aided by delay in setting the 1972 tax rate, will be held Monday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial School. Selectmen requested assessors to hold off setting the tax rate in order to prevent the necessity of…

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…

June 29, 1972 

Plans to paddle board to Florida: A former state of California and Balboa Island Yacht Club lifeguard, Larry Capune, plans to hand paddle a surfboard from Nantasket to Miami, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Capune may meet resistance from the MDC lifeguards and the Hull Coast Guard, under latest laws. Capune, 29, son of Conrad…

June 15, 1972

Over 1,000 at Hull graduation: The Hull High School gym was crowded to capacity Sunday as 196 students of the Class of 1972 – largest in the school’s 15 years – graduated in colorful ceremonies. Principal speakers all praised the class for its fine scholastic, athletic, and personal achievement records during their years in the…

June 8, 1972

HHS graduates 196 on June 11: Hull High School’s Class of 1972 – largest graduating class in the school’s history, will receive 196 diplomas at graduation exercises in the school gym Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m. President Warren E. Horsely will deliver the address and welcome, with honor essays by Howard B. Nellhaus and June Castle,…

June 1, 1972

As published in The Hull-Nantasket Times Compiled by John J. Galluzzo Weeks urges peace terms be accepted: Former State Senator William D. Weeks, guest speaker at Hull’s Memorial Day services Monday, highlighted a brief address by commenting: “United States peace terms to North Vietnam should be acceptable without delay.” Weeks, who has announced his candidacy…

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April 27, 1972 

To launch cement boat on May 11: The launching of the cement ketch Solange at Plummer’s Boat Yard Allerton has been moved ahead to May 11 from May 18, due to more favorable tides, it was said today by Mr. and Mrs. Joachen Robiller, who plan to tour the world in the trim craft. “We are…