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Cape Dory Sailboat Owners
Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
Eastbound Rendezvous Flotilla to Bristol
Tuesday, July 29th
Current as of: 20 June 2003
Cedar Island Marina/
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We will be meeting in the afternoon on Tuesday, July
29th at Cedar
Island Marina (860-669-8681, ext. 15, VHF
Channels 9/68), Clinton, CT. Dockage is $2.80 per
foot. Tell them you are with the "CDSOAgroup".
Please register by
July 1st as Cedar Island Marina needs a boat count as
soon as possible so that they can assure our group dockage
Mean tidal range is 4.5 feet.
Please monitor VHF Channel 16 and switch
to 72 for fleet communications.
G"3" Fl G 4s, Wheeler Rock, the
entrance to Clinton Harbor, is approximately 25.3 nm E of
our previous destination of Charles Island at Milford, approximately
3.8 nm W of the entrance to Westbrook Harbor and 6.2 nm E
of the approach to Guilford Harbor at Half Acre Rock. Mattituck
Inlet on Long Island is 14.8 nm to the SSW.
CAUTION: The entire area around Hammonasset
Point develops a nasty chop from tide rips.
CD32 Realization resting behind CD30MKII Adamarie at Cedar Island Marina --
Photo by Bruce Halley
About the Area:
Originally called Homonoscitt, by the time
the village was incorporated as a township in 1667, the name
was changed to Kenilworth. Over the next century the town
became Killingworth and in 1838 the township split in two
with the northern half keeping Killingworth and the southern
half became Clinton after Dewitt Clinton who was mayor of
N.Y. and then Governor of New York state. He was most noted
for his promotional work on the creation of the Erie Canal.
In the early days life centered about fishing,
farming, shipbuilding, and the church. One of the early leaders
of Clinton's church was the Reverend Abraham Pierson who
in 1701 became the rector for a collegiate school that would
become Yale University. The first classes were held in his
parsonage in Clinton. In later years the school was moved
to Saybrook and then to New Haven.
During the 19th century, there were three
shipyards on the Indian River (which is now marsh).
Charles W. Morgan, a local Clinton resident,
sailed the ship that bore his name on many whaling expeditions.
Today his vessel is the last remaining wooden whaling ship
in the world and is now located at Mystic Seaport Museum.
Today Chesebrough-Ponds calls Clinton home.
They began their operation making Pond's Extract from witch
hazel which was cut from woods in the surrounding area.
Points of Interest:
Things to do and places to go:
Island Marina: swimming pool, shuffleboard, basketball
courts, lawn chairs, picnic tables and barbecues. FREE
shuttle bus to Clinton Crossing Outlet Center & Town.
State Park. Phone: 203-245-1817. The beaches are
open year round and camping is allowed during the summer
for a fee.