Pospisils Picnic Beach

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Picnic beach. The Pospisils purchased four waterfront lots on Bay Drive in Bowleys Quarters in 1923, clearing trees and opening 200 feet of shoreline to the public as a swimming beach and picnic grounds. Mary Pospisil recalls the family closing up the nightclub late Saturday night, attending 2:30 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent’s church downtown and then transporting food to the Bowleys shore for Sunday business. The family moved there to live in the 1940s. — Jackie Nickel


Mary Pospisil, Jackie Nickel