Last week’s photo challenge was posted the day after April Fool’s.
It was a bit of a joke — a postcard image labeled “View along Main Street, Saugatuck.” (Click here to see.)
Of course, there’s no Main Street in our Saugatuck. But there is in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Fred Cantor, Bobbie Herman, Peter Hirst, Rod Hurtuk and Mary Palmieri Gai all knew that there’s more than one Saugatuck in the world.
But wait! Elaine Marino — who seems to be Westport (Connecticut)’s foremost expert on Saugatuck, Michigan — commented that the postcard was mislabeled. She said it was actually the corner of Butler and Mason Streets. She added a few more factoids, including that the Michigan town’s founder was originally from Hartford. Yes, the Connecticut one.
Then Morley Boyd pointed out that there actually was a Main Street in our Saugatuck. It’s the same one that’s downtown today. The address was once Main Street, Saugatuck, because Westport was not named (and incorporated) until 1835.
However, we still do not have a Butler or Mason Street.
On now to this week’s photo challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this strange sign, click “Comments” below.