On the east side of 306 Commercial is a sign for Small’s Court, a private way 17 feet wide and 116 feet long. The tiny street can be found on an 1880 street atlas, under the name of Mrs. F. Small. From the 1940s through the 1960s, Capt. Manuel Macara Sr., skipper of the dragger Victory II, lived with his wife, Inez, in the Queen Anne-style house at No. 10. Their son, Manuel Jr., spent some of his youth here before joining the Coast Guard. He later skippered Pat-Sea. The property has been a condo since 2003.
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