Looking Back on March 4, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

In its shipment of fish last night, Walker Bros. received a monster cod fish, weighing 41 pounds. It is thought that this is the largest cod that has been brought into Lewiston for many years.

50 years ago, 1960

“The case of the purloined perambulator” was solved last night by Lewiston police.

Two juveniles swiped a baby carriage valued at $40 from 318 Lisbon St. early Wednesday night, and hid the carriage for nearly 24 hours.

Last night the boys, ages 12 and 15, took the perambulator out of hiding and were running around with it, using it as a toy.

The pram pilferers’ joy ride was ended abruptly, however, when the boys were nabbed by police officers.

25 years ago, 1985

Bath Iron Works is competing against two other shipyards to build the Navy’s newest class of destroyers, and who will win the first of the contracts is expected to be known by early April.

The contract is seen with similar significance at Todd Shipyards in Los Angeles, and at Litton Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss.

The Navy plans to build 29 of the Arleigh Burke Class, or DDG-51, ships. The vessels cost about $700 million each. Contracts for the hulls, which the shipyards build, are expected to be worth about $200 million each.