Classic Connecticut, Says The New York Times

Today, the New York Times published a photo quiz.

They posted one archival image from each state. Readers were given a clue, and invited to guess which state was represented.

Here’s Connecticut’s image:

The caption says:

The 1993 Thistle Atlantic Coast Championships, seen here, kicked off at the Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, Conn. Fifty Thistle sailboats — 17-foot-long, single-masted, centerboard crafts, normally crewed by three people at a time — participated. Thistles are well suited to the light-air sailing encountered on calm summer days along the Constitution State’s shore.

It’s great that Times editors chose this photo to showcase our state.

Personally, I would have chosen a throwback tollbooth.

(Click here to see the entire Times piece. Hat tip: Jeff Manchester)

5 responses to “Classic Connecticut, Says The New York Times

  1. David Abrams

    I would have gone with a fleet of Atlantics.

    • Peter Barlow

      I agree. Thistles are a large class and they’re everywhere. The Atlantic Class boats are far fewer in number and most of them are in three Connecticut towns, with a few more on Long Island and in Maine.

  2. Westonite Julie Butler’s mom took that shot.

  3. Celeste Champagne

    Your “06880” posting caused me to take the “test”. I had a leg up with this preview. (Did OK getting 46 out of the 50) 🙂

  4. My wife and I were at Compo one evening a couple of months ago and saw a vision very similar to this out in the water. I don’t know much about sailing and we had no idea what was going on, but it was a dramatic and very beautiful sight.