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By Robbi Storms,Don Malcarne

300 years of background follows you round this day as you wander the streets of Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton. Essex harbor is found at the Connecticut River six miles north of ny Sound, among Mystic Seaport and New Haven. it's a significant preventing aspect for boaters within the Northeast who come from numerous ports to dock within the harbor, dine on the Griswold hotel, absorb the maritime historical past on the Connecticut River Museum, or stroll alongside the slim streets to view the high quality previous homes during this New England neighborhood. houses as soon as owned by way of sea captains, shipbuilders, and captains of are a reminder of the area's excellent earlier. actual, the outdated 1,200-foot Ropewalk, a mainstay of maritime production, used to be passed by 1900. long past are also the Uriah Hayden Chandlery, Judea Pratt's New urban Smithy, and Abner Parker's warehouse. The harbor the place operating vessels as soon as governed is now a colourful waterfront jam-packed with excitement boats. A row of chic Victorian homes strains the most highway of Ivoryton village, the place just a century in the past lived executives from Comstock, Cheney & corporation, the as soon as nice ivory and piano motion manufacturing facility. sufficient of the earlier continues to be to remind us of the that thrived alongside those riverbanks.

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