Griswold Point: History from the Mouth of the Connecticut River

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At the mouth of the Connecticut River, Griswold Point boasts a rich history filled with remarkable individuals. In 1640, Colonel George Fenwick granted the land to Matthew Griswold I, who then turned a teeming wilderness into productive farming and fishing territory. Over the centuries, many prominent Americans called Old Lyme and the Point home. Nathaniel Lynde Griswold and George Griswold built ships that served as privateers in the War of 1812. Florence Griswold invited boarders into her grand house in 1899 and transformed her home into a vibrant artists' colony for the American Impressionist movement. Local author Wick Griswold introduces the community's colorful characters who left indelible marks on history, from colonial governors and judges to adventurers and sea captains.
ISBN: 9781626195714
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Brief History
Images: 46
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Wick Griswold teaches a course on the sociology of the Connecticut River Watershed at the University of Hartford's Hillyer College. He lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
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