The Musquash Club of Auburn and Lewiston will go to Augusta Tuesday to attend a hearing before the fish and game commissioners. The club has petitioned for a fishway on the Musquash stream to preserve the salmon in Musquash Lake where their sporting camp is located. The petition is opposed by the Eaton heirs who own a dam where the fishway is to be built. After the salmon leave the lake now, they are unable to get back owing to this dam.

50 years ago, 1959

An unexplained fire erupted in a fourth-floor storeroom at the B.Peck department store at closing time yesterday afternoon, resulting in damages well above $10,000.

Considerable merchandise on all floors was ruined or badly damaged, primarily by water which seeped down through the easterly side of the building located in the heart of the Lewiston business district.

Richard C. Dennis, store general manager, announced after making a survey of the damage that the store would be open as usual today.

25 years ago, 1984

MECHANIC FALLS – All is ready for solo sailor Bill Dunlop to start the next leg of his around-the-world voyage, the trip across the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.

Attorney Edward Heath of Poland, a friend of the adventurer, said Sunday night that Dunlop expects to sail sometime this week from Panama, where he has been for the past few weeks.

Dunlop’s boat, Wind’s Will, has been completely resupplied for the long ocean voyage. His first planned stop is French Polynesia.

Repairs to his two-way radio have been completed, said Heath, and the new automatic steering device which Heath mailed to him two weeks ago has been received by Dunlop and installed in Wind’s Will. s

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