Last month, a Friday Flashback featured a handsome Al Willmott painting of old-time Westport, with National Hall, the Post Road bridge, and a merchant ship. For years, it hung in Dr. Peter Ferrara’s dental office.
Now practicing in Shelton, Dr. Ferrara still loves this town. He sent along another favorite Willmott painting from his office.
For a couple of decades, Ships anchored downtown. At the corner of the Post Road and Taylor Place — replacing the longtime Colgan’s and Thompson’s drugstore — it was the restaurant to go, for any occasion: meeting friends. Showing Westport to out-of-towners. In the middle of shopping. Before or after movies a few doors away.
And — on a cold winter’s day, like Willmott painted — there was nothing better than Ships’ lobster bisque.