Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Great Egret

Waterford, CT  2021

 My bird photography leaves much to be desired.  I think this is a great egret.  One can never get close enough or have a longer lens available.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Olive Oyl's

Essex, CT  2021

A nice repurposing of a classic service station.  They just have a different type of oil now.  


Monday, June 21, 2021

L A Dunton

Mystic, CT  2021

 The L A Dunton is being prepared to be taken out of the water for repairs.  You can see the masts have already been removed.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Charles W Morgan

Mystic, CT  2021

The upper masts of the world's last wooden whaling vessel have been removed to prepare her for being lifted out of the water soon for routine maintenance.


Friday, June 18, 2021

Breck Marshall

Mystic, CT  2021

 The Breck Marshall is a reproduction of a Cape Cod catboat built in the small boat workshop at Mystic Seaport in 1987.  Sightseers can enjoy sailing the Mystic River during the warmer months of the year. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Regina M

Mystic, CT  2021

 The Regina M is a "carry-away" boat built in 1900 for the purpose of catching herring and sardines for the cannery industry in Maine.  After the demand for herring subsided the ship came to Mystic Seaport in 1941 and underwent restoration so that she resembles what she looked like as an auxiliary powered carry-away boat of the 1910-1925 era.

Monday, June 14, 2021


Mystic, CT  2021

Here is one of a number of current restoration/preservation projects being undertaken at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard.  The Shenandoah was built in 1957 at the Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol, ME.  Since the mid '80's the schooner has provided educational voyages to over 5000 kids from Martha's Vineyard.  You can read more about the Shenandoah's programs at www.fuelprogram.org.  


Sunday, June 13, 2021


Mystic, CT  2021

I thought this part of an anchor would have a much more colorful, nautical term, but I think it's only called a "ring".  


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Kingston II

Mystic, CT  2021

 It's nice to see that things are returning to normal here in Connecticut.  One year ago mask mandates were the norm as pictured here.  The Kingston II, must have gotten her shot.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Velvet Mill Artwork

Stonington, CT  2021

 The Velvet Mill is actually an old velvet mill, now repurposed into a space that houses cafes, restaurants, a brewery, various artists' studios and other craft studios.  They always have art on display as well.  I found this interesting.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Square Peg Pizzaria

Manchester, CT  2021

What a cool idea for using a vintage 1951 fire truck!  You can see the wood-fired pizza oven on the back.  I can't vouch for how good the pizza is though.