Photo Challenge #337

One reader called it “another fabulous crown jewel.” Another said it was a “fabulous spot for a nice party.”

“It” is the small clubhouse at Ned Dimes Marina. Separating scores of boats from the parking lot by the softball field, the low wooden building can be lost in Compo Beach’s beauty.

But it really is a gem. It’s a spot to sit, rest and people-watch. It’s shaded and breezy.

And — though many Westporters don’t know this — the clubhouse is also available to rent, for a modest-compared-to-most-places fee.

Fred Cantor, Lee Ann Bollert, Diane Silfen, Andrew Colabella, Rich Stein, Louis Weinberg, Thomas Siebrasse, Marc Isaacs, Michael Calise, Jonathan McClure and Sue Kane all identified last week’s Photo Challenge, a reflective-type shot by Dinkin Fotografix. (Click here to see.)

So who was Ned Dimes?

He was a former All-New England soccer player at Wesleyan University, B-24 World War II pilot, and Yale Law graduate who practiced his entire career in Westport.

In his 55 years here he was elected to the Board of Finance (18 years, 14 as chair); served as president of the Westport Pension Board; was on the Representative Town Meeting, Recreation Commission, Public Site & Building Committee and Planning and Zoning Commission (alternate), and was a YMCA trustee.

Dimes also chaired Saugatuck Congregational Church’s board of trustees, and was a deacon. He spent 50 years as a Saugatuck Hose Company #4 member (as well as their attorney and trustee).

He also belonged to the Minuteman and South Norwalk Boat Clubs — more reasons (among many) that our “crown jewel” marina is named for Ned Dimes. He died in 2005, age 82.

Meanwhile — away from the beach — if you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/JC Martin)

17 responses to “Photo Challenge #337

  1. Diane Silfen

    I have no idea but can’t wait to be enlightened… very cool

  2. Elaine Marino


  3. The picture is from Terrain

  4. Susan Iseman


  5. I believe that’s Willowbrook cemetery mausoleum wall or flowers get put

  6. Andrew Colabella


  7. Mary Schmerker

    Like Diane, I have no idea and can’t wait to be enlightened! I am pretty sure however that it is not Willowbrook. Waiting…..

  8. Jonathan McClure


  9. Shirlee Gordon

    Terrain wall of flower pots

  10. It is Terrain — the “wall of flower pots” as Shirlee notes. Once again, not much gets by our “06880” readers!

  11. Molly Alger


  12. Joelle Malec


  13. Nancy Axthelm

    Wall at Terrain!

  14. Patricia McMahon

    Terrain for sure, because i love photographing this wall myself

  15. Seth Braunstein


  16. Julie Shapiro


  17. Martha Spiegel

    That would be Terrain!