A wide swath of the Stonington, CT waterfront is consumed by this housing and commercial site under construction. Formerly a large Monsanto plant, the site burned in a big fire last summer after the condo construction had started.
The lower photo shows a model of the completed project, including some stand-alone houses and a marina.
Dining at Skipper’s Dock in Stonington.
Another shot of the Stonington waterfront.
Stonington, CT waterfront.
A house on Water Street at sunset, in Stonington, Connecticut.
Water Street in Stonington, Connecticut.
Marblehead Light, still an active aid to navigation, is located on Marblehead Neck, in Chandler Hovey Park. When I was little, my family used to visit this park occasionally, and I enjoyed climbing around on the base of the lighthouse. The door to the lighthouse was always padlocked, thwarting my wishes to visit the top.
Then, several years ago, I was visiting the park, and I noticed the door was ajar. Inside, a narrow spiral staircase led up to the light. After all those years, it was great to have a chance to go up, study the lighthouse, and enjoy the magnificent view. Wish I’d had a camera with me!
Mumford Cove, Connecticut.