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On the banks of the Mystic River, the Connecticut community of Mystic has a maritime history that stretches back beyond the founding of the nation. Starting as a Native American settlement, the area switched hands—first to the Dutch, then to the English—before finally becoming a part of the United States after the Revolutionary War. Mystic's location made it an ideal port for coastal commerce. As the nation grew, so did Mystic, with the village using its unique location to serve both the coastal fishing industry and the US Navy. The Mystic drawbridge serves as a reminder of the community's maritime heritage. In its current state, Mystic serves as both a cradle to some of Connecticut's oldest families and a tourist attraction for those wanting to sample vintage New England life.
ISBN: 9781467125956
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 227
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
J. Huguenin is an Ada Comstock Scholar at Smith College and currently resides in Ledyard with her sheltie, Nova. M. Earl Smith is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on history and creative writing.
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