“Some thing that some of you might
Main street was as far as the trains would go
At the foot of the street was the ferry slip
Where the Maid of Perth docked and is sure was some ship
There was a house boat at the side of the street
Which was owned by a man they called Bowery Pete
Just across the street right near the water
Was a bowling alley which was run by Jean Porter
Then up the street from here just a short walk
Ben Streeter had summer boarders who came from New York
Right around the corner Hampy Ellis built boats
And out in the river the oyster men kept oyster floats
A short distance across the tracks
Jimmy Healy served you drinks and also the snacks
But if you were hungry and wanted to eat
They would go to Reily’s lunch wagon across the street.”
I wrote previouslyabout the Maid of Perth & Ellis boatyard. I found information about Ben Streeter and the West End Hotel.
Now, I need yourhelp.
Anyone know anythingabout Jean Porter’s bowling alley, Jimmy Healey’s snack bar, or Reily’s lunchwagon?
Does anyone have any clues on the houseboatowner called Bowery Pete?
Maid of Perth