Photo Challenge #313

“06880” readers really know their onions.

And their onion barges.

I was sure that last week’s Photo Challenge — an aerial view, though it wasn’t that apparent — would leave readers crying “foul.”

Instead — very quickly — 6 alert Westporters recognized it as the remains of the old onion barge, mired for decades in the mud on the east bank of the Saugatuck River, near the William F. Cribari Bridge by Bridge Street. (Click here to see.)

It’s visible only at certain low tides. But Seth Schachter, Scott Brodie, Bill Rizzuto (who, to be fair, owns a restaurant a few yards away), Pat Saviano, Beth Berkowitz and Martha Mogren (who grew up nearby, but has not lived here in years) all nailed it. Very, very impressive!

Now, as we metamorphize from the caterpillar that was 2020 to the butterfly we hope is 2021, here’s the final Photo Challenge of the year.

If you think you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

8 responses to “Photo Challenge #313

  1. It’s one of the 4 fading murals! I think it’s behind anthropology in a niche off the upper back parking lot!

  2. Rear of Bridge Square facing the Saugatuck firehouse.

  3. In the alley way behind Anthropologie in Bedford Square! One of the 4 fabulous murals.

  4. Lynn Untermeyer Miller

    One of the endangered species murals. This one is in the alley behind Anthropology.

  5. in the allyway behind the old Y

  6. Correct! It is one of the “endangered species” murals — designed to fade away over time. This one is indeed in the alley behind Anthropologie. See it before it’s too late!

  7. Susan Fellingers painting in the allley off of main street downtown! Part of the vanishing species series!

  8. Ha, the one picture I should have sent in! I know exactly where this is 🙂 but you already have a winner!

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