The largest river in New England, the Connecticut River originates at the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire and flows south, acting as the border between New Hampshire and Vermont before crossing into Massachusetts and then bisecting Connecticut and flowing into Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook. The Connecticut River, designated as an American Heritage River in 1997, was first seen by a Europen in 1614 when Dutch explorer Adriaen Block said up from the Sound. In the decades following the British and the Dutch built trading posts in Windsor and Hartford, respectively. Like most waterways, the Connecticut was a major transportation route for centuries and many industries were built...
The largest river in New England, the Connecticut River originates at the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire and flows south, acting as the border between New Hampshire and Vermont before crossing into Massachusetts and then bisecting Connecticut and flowing into Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook. The Connecticut River, designated as an American Heritage River in 1997, was first seen by a Europen in 1614 when Dutch explorer Adriaen Block said up from the Sound. In the decades following the British and the Dutch built trading posts in Windsor and Hartford, respectively. Like most waterways, the Connecticut was a major transportation route for centuries and many industries were built along its banks. In the late 1800s, the river was used for massive logging drives from as far away as Canada. These days, the Connecticut River is used primarily for fishing and recreational boating, as communities along the river have discouraged further development along the banks and controls were enacted to clean up damage caused by industrial plants. Thanks, in part, to the Clean Water Act of 1965, the river has been upgraded from a Class D to a Class B river.
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Hartford Courant / Fox CTAt least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
Fox CTUsually, the lower section of the Connecticut River boasts the largest number of wintering bald eagles in the northeast. Our nation's majestic symbol can always find food in the brackish water which never completely freezes. This year, however, the...
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ConnecticutWine Trail. The flavor of the wines are as diverse as the villages in which they're produced. There are 24 vineyards on the...
FOX CTWith gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut. Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful. "The view of the...
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FOX CTIntrigue surrounds this evening excursion. "Riverquest" abandons the shores of Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam in search of a "secret spot" where a bird phenomonon occurs every September. We cruise down the gorgeous Connecticut River, passing the...
FOX CTThe banks of the Connecticut River have a little known liquid asset. Looking for serenity now? The Hartford Belle is a 47-foot cruiser offering both exploration and relaxation. "This is a character boat built in 1992 to match the1920's era type...
Every year, hatchery trucks dump hundreds of thousands of little salmon "fry" into Connecticut River system streams. It's part of a four-decade-long attempt to bring back an iconic fish that disappeared from these waters in the early 1800s. It isn't...
The Hartford CourantSpring's delicacies are fleeting. Tulips and daffodils, fiddlehead ferns and native asparagus make their appearance for a few weeks, then fade away until the next year. The same can be said for Alosa sapidissima, better known as shad, the herring...
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The Great Haddam Land Swap Controversy has reached a conclusion at last, and all because of changing land values. The Swap involved a proposed trade of 87 acres of land next to a state forest, which was owned by a developer, for 17 acres of state-owned...
1) O'Rourke's Diner O'Rourke's is a legendary diner in Middletown. (Part of the building burned down a few years back, but the community basically couldn't allow the place to not be rebuilt.) Each year a new crop of Wesleyan students learns the joys of...
They are, according to one expert, the “most wrongly disrespected fish” in the whole Connecticut River system. Another says he’s had run-ins with fishermen “beating them to death with golf clubs or anything else they can find.&...
Get out and enjoy the last of the crisp winter air on one of the Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel's eagle-viewing boat rides. The tours take place aboard the RiverQuest, which has a bathroom, a heated cabin, and two open viewing decks for checking...
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