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The Inn at Stonington

The Inn at Stonington »

By: Owen McDonald

Spend any time at all in Stonington, Connecticut, and it dawns on you: there’s an esoteric energy here so real you can almost touch it. Thousands of years... more

Stephen White Against the Tide

Stephen White Against the Tide »

By: Tom Soboleski

Stephen White - Against the Tide Among the best-known Connecticut landmarks is Mystic Seaport. A multi-faceted museum covering 19 acres, it is home to four... more

Oyster Club Cooks Up Small Things in a Big Way

Oyster Club Cooks Up Small Things in a Big Way »

By: Owen McDonald

Oyster Club is cooking up small things in a big way It’s a lovely day in Mystic, Connecticut. Attractive people walk briskly through the cheery harborside... more

Simply Stonington

Simply Stonington »

By: Owen McDonald

The historic shoreline treasure of Stonington still shines I recently had the pleasure of joining an old-fashioned parlor chat in a lovely Connecticut home.... more

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

A retired captain of Wall Street with a passion for the sea has navigated a small yacht club sailing program in Stonington into a non-profit organization... more

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington »

By: Paul Adler

  Rarely does a single establishment imbue an entire region with culture, cuisine, and a palpable air of excitement. Located inside an abandoned velvet... more

Poem: Roots in the Sea

Poem: Roots in the Sea »

By: L. M. Browning

Written on Barn Island, Stonington, CT The channels of sea Meander through the dense reeds. Winding embankments Scallop the coast. The paths... more

Poem: When We Last Made Applesauce

Poem: When We Last Made Applesauce »

By: Leslie McGrath

When we last made applesauce, we made our last love. For what other reason do blade and apple meet than separation? So I used the knife and you doused the... more

Poem: The Boat Builder’s Wife

Poem: The Boat Builder’s Wife »

By: Leslie McGrath

  I know there are others, see their traces on your clothing, the scratches, the bruises. Cara Mia’s mahogany curls clung like burrs to your... more

Poem: Fold

Poem: Fold »

By: Leslie McGrath

  From our bass boat’s slip on the Mystic it’s a two-bridge wait—bascule and swing bridge, before the river yawns into open water. But the... more

Seven People to Watch

Seven People to Watch »

By: John Gaffney

The seven people gathered here represent nominations from Coastal Connecticut readers as well as our own research. The criteria: Someone who represents the... more

The Last of the Fleet

The Last of the Fleet »

By: Mark Kersteen

While Little Narragansett Bay holds one of Connecticut’s only remain- ing fishing and lobstering fleets, fish and fishermen are still essential to the... more