A Maritime History of the Stamford Waterfront: Cove Island, Shippan Point and the Stamford Harbor Shoreline

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Sailors, soldiers, rum chasers, sub chasers and yachters have tied up in Stamford Harbor since the 1640s. The history of this Connecticut waterfront is as diverse as the people who have walked its docks, and columnist and former dockmaster Karen Jewell takes readers through its maritime history, landmarks and unforgettable characters. Jewell explores the history of such institutions as the Stamford Yacht Club and Yacht Haven, now Brewer’s Marina, which have anchored premier yachters like William F. Buckley Jr., ...
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A Maritime History of the Stamford Waterfront: Cove Island, Shippan Point and the Stamford Harbor Shoreline

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Sailors, soldiers, rum chasers, sub chasers and yachters have tied up in Stamford Harbor since the 1640s. The history of this Connecticut waterfront is as diverse as the people who have walked its docks, and columnist and former dockmaster Karen Jewell takes readers through its maritime history, landmarks and unforgettable characters. Jewell explores the history of such institutions as the Stamford Yacht Club and Yacht Haven, now Brewer’s Marina, which have anchored premier yachters like William F. Buckley Jr., Harry Connick Jr. and the Forbes family to Stamford. Come aboard for a journey through time and sea, and learn how the Stamford waterfront transformed from a Native American settlement to the bustling port and destination it is today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609490751
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/26/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 992,328
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Jewell writes a weekly column for the Norwalk Hour newspaper titled “Water Views,” which is currently in its tenth year of publication. The theme centers on anything and everything that has to do with life along the waterfront. Her past work experience includes positions as dock master, yacht charter broker, yacht sales broker, sail loft staff and owner of a busy yacht maintenance service. Growing up along the coastline of Connecticut and having the opportunity to enjoy summer vacations along the shoreline of Maine her entire life, Jewell developed a passion for the water, boating and just about everything to do with life along the water at a very young age. Her affection for the sea has only grown stronger over the years, and learning about the unique history of the waterfront has been one of her favorite pastimes. This is Jewell’s second book published with The History Press, having released A History of the Rowayton Waterfront: Roton Point, Bell Island and the Norwalk Shoreline in August 2010.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 The Beginning Years 11

2 A Humble Lighthouse with a Grand History 15

3 The Cove and Canal Offer Unique Opportunities for the Waterfront 27

4 Shippan Point: Farmland, Summer Resort and American Revolution Home Base 39

5 Growing Up Along the Waterfront During a Magical Era 51

6 The Stamford Yacht Club Creates a One-of-a-Kind Oasis Along Stamford Harbor 55

7 Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond: Sailmakers Extraordinaire 81

8 The Luders Legacy 99

9 The Natural Charm of the Halloween Yacht Club 109

10 The Breakwater Irregulars Set Sail 115

11 Notable Yachts 117

12 The Waterfront Today 121

Bibliography 125

About the Author 127

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