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

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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.
ISBN: 9781609490751
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 56
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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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