Ebenezer and Diddy Decker once lived at Decker Cove on Southport.
Rumor has it that one of their buildings was floated in from Cape Newagen. It’s a rumor worth sharing.
Seems that buildings were moved pretty regularly around here. You never know where the old homestead might end up. Eb and Diddy picked a nice spot, especially if the house landed before the bridge was built. Not sure about that. I will need to submit that question to the Southport Historical Society for clarification.
Speaking of which, Jean Thompson, an elder of historical proportion, and a good friend, has family ties to this location. The Decker family passed it along to the Thompsons. And they passed it along to me and us, visually, that is. It’s another of my favorite spots: great in all seasons, day and night.
I stopped in to see Hugh at Robinson's Wharf (across the cove from the Decker-Thompson house) the other day to pick up some lobster meat for my sister Mary Ann who lives in Harrisburg, Pa. I try to send lobster for her birthday each year, she loves lobster.
While at the Wharf, a simple light fog twisted in around the cove and high tide filled in along the shore. A perfect arrangement for me and my handy camera. Distraction was inevitable. I complied.
Thank you Thompsons and Deckers all, for your diligent maintenance and careful stewardship. These buildings have kept the Cove in place for years beyond my imagining.
With luck, they will outlive me for others to enjoy while intending to buy lobster for family birthdays.