Photo Challenge #336

You’d think a plaque honoring all of Westport’s veterans — “living or dead” — would be located in a prominent spot. Veterans Green, probably. The VFW, perhaps.

You’d also think that because it was dedicated in 1975, plenty of people would remember where it was.

You’d be wrong.

Wendy Crowther, Joyce Barnhart and Michael Calise were the only “06880” readers who knew where last week’s photo challenge can be found. (Click here to see.)

It’s not what our veterans deserve. The plaque is where Long Lots Road feeds into Post Road East, just west of Shearwater Coffee and One River Art (before that, Bertucci’s/Tanglewoods/Clam Box). A memorial flagpole once stood nearby. I can’t imagine many people ever see the plaque now.

Yet there’s a reason it’s there. For several decades, a Doughboy statue graced the median, between the restaurant and the hardware store across the way.

It was relocated 25 or 30 years ago to Veterans Green (though it was not called that then). It’s certainly a more appropriate — and accessible — spot.

Last week’s challenge was fitting: It was the day before Memorial Day. (And today is D-Day.)

This week’s photo has no tie-in to anything — except it’s somewhere in Westport. If you think you know where it is, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Dinkin Fotografix)

15 responses to “Photo Challenge #336

  1. Compo lifeguard shack.

  2. Building at Ned Dimes Marina?

  3. Lee Ann Bollert

    Ned Dimes Marina.

  4. Building at Ned Dimes Marina

  5. Andrew Colabella

    Ned Dimes Marina!

  6. Ned dimes marina

  7. Louis Weinberg

    Yup. The party house at Ned Dimes.

  8. Thomas Siebrasse

    compo yacht basin

  9. Marc J. Isaacs

    Ned Dimes Marina

  10. Michael Calise

    The reflection in the window is the Entrance ramp and the parking lot adjacent to the Courts

  11. Jonathan McClure

    Ned Dimes Marina building

  12. Yes, it’s the Ned Dimes Marina clubhouse, for sure. The marina is one of the most popular spots in Westport — and you can reserve the clubhouse for a private gathering for a much-lower-than-elsewhere-in-town fee.

  13. The house at the marina at Compo

  14. Tom Feeley Sr.

    Fabulous spot for a nice party 👍🏼🇺🇸

  15. James Waldron

    Just another fabulous crown jewel.

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