Around Essex: Elephants and River Gods (Images of America) by Robbi Storms,Don Malcarne

By Robbi Storms,Don Malcarne

300 years of historical past follows you round at the present time as you wander the streets of Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton. Essex harbor is found at the Connecticut River six miles north of manhattan Sound, among Mystic Seaport and New Haven. it's a significant preventing aspect for boaters within the Northeast who come from a number of ports to dock within the harbor, dine on the Griswold lodge, soak up the maritime historical past on the Connecticut River Museum, or stroll alongside the slender streets to view the tremendous previous homes during this New England group. houses as soon as owned by way of sea captains, shipbuilders, and captains of are a reminder of the area's wonderful earlier. real, the previous 1,200-foot Ropewalk, a mainstay of maritime production, used to be passed by 1900. long past are also the Uriah Hayden Chandlery, Judea Pratt's New urban Smithy, and Abner Parker's warehouse. The harbor the place operating vessels as soon as governed is now a colourful waterfront choked with excitement boats. A row of stylish Victorian homes traces the most highway of Ivoryton village, the place just a century in the past lived executives from Comstock, Cheney & corporation, the as soon as nice ivory and piano motion manufacturing facility. sufficient of the prior is still to remind us of the that thrived alongside those riverbanks.

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