THE DIXEY COLLECTION: Kayaking home to the castle?

The Marblehead Current is proud to partner with photographer and historian Dan Dixey, who regularly shares photos of Marblehead from his extensive collection, along with information about each shot.

“This is Francis Herreshoff in one of his kayaks in Marblehead Harbor on July 19, 1964,” Dixey said. “Herreshoff came from a family of yacht designers and lived in the castle behind Crocker Park. He enjoyed designing small crafts and is seen here in one of his kayak designs. The shot is an original 35mm slide taken by Harry Wilkinson.” Wilkinson wrote the “Memory Lane” column in the Marblehead Messenger.

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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