Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Various city of Dunkirk officials have been invited to attend a presentation by a California firm interested in converting Cedar Beach into a showcase for the sunken steam ship Atlantic. The steamer Atlantic sank in 1852 off Long Point with more than 250 people aboard. The Mar-Dive Corp. located the wreckage, obtained the salvage rights, and now would like to move the perfectly preserved wreck from its present location under 200 feet of water to a display area at some site along Lake Erie.

Thirty years ago – 1983

President Ronald Reagan said in a speech today that he will send Congress proposed legislation next week that would lower the minimum wage and give employers tax breaks in a bid to encourage more hiring. He will propose a youth opportunity wage of $2.50 per hour, 25 percent below the regular minimum wage of $3.35.

Forty years ago – 1973

Frederick E. Gould of South Dayton has been named by the Travelers Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn., as one of the company’s top 100 agents in the United States for 1972 in the field of life and health insurance.

Fifty years ago – 1963

As of yesterday, the overcrowded conditions at Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk reached its peak of the winter with 175 patients being housed at the institution.