Sale of the Marine Hospital Is Reported

It is credibly reported that the U. S. Marine Hospital property in Vineyard Haven has been sold to the Boston Seaman’s Friend Society, the sale having been consummated within the past week. Attempts to reach the Boston office of the society yesterday to confirm the transaction were unavailing. It has been known for some time that the society was interested in the property, and that committees have visited it several times, with a view to reporting on various details.

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Hospital Sale Impends

The sale of the U.S. Marine Hospital property, so-called, in Vineyard Haven, to the St. Pierre School, by the Boston Seaman’s Friend Society, appears to be in the process of becoming effective at the present time according to Henry Corey, Oak Bluffs attorney, who is handling the legal part of the transaction for the New Bedford Institution for Savings.

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St. Pierre School Celebrates Its Years of Memories: This Summer Is for Dorothy

Eugene Baer, teacher of art at the Tisbury School, would never have come to Martha’s Vineyard had it not been for the St. Pierre summer school. He was introduced to the school as a student in college, when he was looking for work as a counselor. “I had never heard of Martha’s Vineyard,” he says.

According to Barbara St. Pierre-Peipon, Mr. Baer’s story is not unique: many people first heard of the school before learning of the Vineyard. As the school goes through its 46th year, its reputation continues to spread.

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St. Pierres Would Offer Summer School Facilities

The possibility of an active and duly accredited summer school on the Island, together with provisions for private tutoring by local teachers, has been proposed by Mr. and Mrs. J. Raoul St. Pierre, of the St. Pierre School Inc. of Boston and the Vineyard. Brought before the Island superintendent of schools, Charles E. Downs, and the regional school principal, Charles A. Davis, the proposal is being explored.

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Marine Hospital Sale Verified
Verification of the sale of the Marine Hospital, Vineyard Haven, to the Boston Seaman’s Friend Society, as reported by the Gazette last week, was made early this week by the General Services Administration in Washington, D. C. The price was $18,000.
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Plan Extensive Changes at the Marine Hospital
Vineyard Gazette
The United States Marine Hospital at Vineyard Haven is to be partially remodeled and enlarged, the grounds are to be relaid out and beautified, and the roads and drives altered extensively, according to information received by the Gazette this week. Federal funds have been appropriated for the purpose, and already one contract, for the building of an incinerator, has been awarded to the A. Durso Co. of Haverhill. From this fact it is concluded that the remaining contracts may be awarded at any time and the work begun.
 
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Official Moving Day at Marine Hospital
Vineyard Gazette
Wednesday was official moving day at the U. S. Marine Hospital, Vineyard Haven, when the new addition, recently completed by the Bay State Construction Company, was formally occupied by the staff, and the equipment was moved into place.
 
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Marine Hospital Closes Its Doors and an Epoch Also
Vineyard Gazette
The United States Marine Hospital at Vineyard Haven ceased functioning on Tuesday, April 1, and on Wednesday afternoon the last patient was discharged.
 
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Marine Hospital: A Brief Sketch of a Useful Institution
Martha’s Vineyard Herald
Vineyard Haven, April 20. - It was a great surprise to everyone on our Island to learn that Surgeon R. P. M. Ames had been ordered to Philadelphia for temporary duty, and it is intimated that he will subsequently have charge of the Quarantine station at San Francisco, and though the transfer to such an important station is virtually a promotion, their many friends will sincerely regret the departure of the genial surgeon and his wife.
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Hospital Day May 12
Vineyard Gazette
On May 12 Hospital Day will be observed throughout the country. The aims of the observation are set forth in the following letter from the head of the Public Health service to Dr. Mathewson of the Marine Hospital here.
 
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