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At the Chester-Handlyme Ferry, September 2011.
We were hoping there will be a break in the rains that has been going on for 2 days now and we can kayak.
STATE HISTORIC LANDMARK
For over two hundred years the Chester-Handlyme Ferry has provided public transportation at this site. The first crossing was initiated by Jonathan Warner of Chester in 1769. Known as Warner's Ferry, it was privately operated until 1877 when it became a town facility.
This is the second oldest ferry in continuous use in Connecticut and has been owned and operated by the State Department of Transportation since 1917.
The Connecticut River looking north from the ferry parking lot and launch.
We went to see the Gillette Castle State Park instead of kayaking as the rain continues non-stop.
The castle is covered by scaffoldings.
The guy William Gillette earned his castle playing Sherlock Holmes more than 13,000 times.
Connecticut River from the Gillette Castle lookout.
The state park has nice landscaped surroundings fit for a castle.
Inside Gillette Castle.
Whalebone Creek viewed form the road.
Now at the Hamburg Cove Marina.
Finally found this teeny-tiny public kayak launch a bit south of the marina.
These kayaks never made it on the water today. :(