Beach Bench: Mid-Morning Update

Many Westporters were moved by Friday’s “06880” story — and this morning’s follow-up — on the memorial bench that’s gone missing from Compo Beach.

But a bird-lover may have helped find it.

Yesterday morning — while scanning Long Island Sound and Cockenoe Island for birds, with her spotting scope — Tina Green noticed a bench on the Cockenoe sand spit. It’s where the common terns and American oystercatchers nest

This morning she headed to Saugatuck Shores. Here’s what she saw, with her long-range scope:

(Photo/Tina Green)

Tina — who in real life owns Renaissance Studio, the great stained custom stained glass company, with her husband Peter — suspects it might be one of the 3 now reported gone.

“Someone may have gone to a lot of trouble to remove the bench, and then get it out to Cockenoe,” she says.

The approximate location of the bench Tina Green spotted from afar.

She hopes the Marine Police can retrieve it, once their boat is in the water. Or, Tina says, “perhaps a Westporter with a large enough boat and a few strapping lads can return it to Compo where it belongs. It’s heavy!”

3 responses to “Beach Bench: Mid-Morning Update

  1. That’s some scope. Get fingerprints from the bench?

  2. Terry Brannigan

    Have someone with a Drone scope it out. The Staples Wrestling Team will provide the strong lads if someone can privide the boat

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