Stearns Wharf will celebrate its 147th anniversary during the month of October.
Merchants will be offering anniversary specials, according to a news release from the Stearns Wharf Business Association, .
In 1867, John Peck Stearns opened a lumberyard at the foot of State Street, according to the news release. Mr. Stearns noted that the town needed a long wharf so ships could tie up at low tide
In 1872, he completed Stearns Wharf with the financial backing of Col. William Welles Hollister.