Photo Challenge #364

With so many snowmen decorating Westport for the holidays — though no snow (yet) — readers could be forgiven for not instantly recognizing last week’s Photo Challenge.

This one — brown, not white — sits inside Trader Joe’s. (“Near the potato chips,” as the delightfully named Susan Yules points out.)

Diane Bosch, Joyce Barnhart, Elizabeth Auber and Janice Strizever joined Susan in correctly identifying the site of the snowman. Frosty would be proud. (Click here to see the photo.)

As we head toward the longest night of the year, this week’s Challenge seems particularly apt. If you can shed light on where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/JC Martin)

16 responses to “Photo Challenge #364

  1. Robert Mitchell


  2. Ellen Greenberg

    At the intersection of Compo Beach Road and Owenoke Park

  3. I believe Ellen is correct. It’s one of the navigation lights leading boats into Compo marina.

  4. Jonathan Prager

    My conjecture, as well, is that it’s the green light of the Long Island Sound sighting line that is established by aligning the red light in the water with this one on the land, which is just to the left (as you’re looking into Owenoke) of the left square pillar at Owenoke’s entrance.

  5. Range light for the channel at Compo Marina. And yes right near Owenoke and Compo Beach Rd.

  6. You guys are GOOD! Yes, as Ellen, Pat, Jonathan and Dave say, it’s the light by Owenoke — a “range light for the channel at Compo Marina,” as Dave explains. Well done!

  7. John Terpening

    All wrong! It’s the night light on the Osprey nest overlooking Whole Foods.

  8. Seth Braunstein

    One of the blue safety lights by the train station

  9. One of the Nav lights for the Longshore Marina

  10. Daisy Buchanan’s dock!

  11. Andrew Colabella

    Marina light right near Owenoke and Compo Beach Rd.

  12. Jocelyn Barandiaran

    Deej W. and John T.’s answers, tho not necessarily correct, are this week’s best ; )

    • Green Range light for the Compo Basin Marina channel, now known as the Ned Dimes marina. These range lights are lit 365/366 nights a year and are mandated for safe navigation into and out of Compo Basin.

  13. Clark Thiemann

    Train station!

  14. Train Station, if it is blue- It looks blue to me?? If it’s Green navigation light at Compo.

  15. Janice Strizever

    At the entrance to Oenoke Park near Compo Beach and the marina