Photo Challenge #373

The launching spot under the I-95 Saugatuck River bridge is one of those Westport places you know well, or have never heard of.

Accessible by little-known Elaine Road — slipped in on South Compo between the highway and the railroad — it’s a hidden-in-plain-sight sight. You can see it from Bridge Square, and driving over the Cribari Bridge. But unless you want to take your motorboat, sailboat, kayak or canoe out on the water, you have no idea how to get there.

Plenty of residents — and others from all over the area — know it well.

So do Andrew Colabella, John McCarthy, Martin Gitlin, Chip Stephens, Adam Starr, Seth Schachter, Patricia Auber, Dave Eason, Fred Rubin, Seth Braunstein, Jonathan McClure and Jalna Jaeger.

All quickly identified last week’s Photo Challenge as the underside of the bridge that towers above the site. Click here to see Patricia McMahon’s photo.

John Videler provides this week’s Photo Challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/John Videler)



33 responses to “Photo Challenge #373

  1. Matthew Mandell

    Drone shot of Longshore entrance road????

  2. Longshore entrance from a drone.

  3. Longshore entrance from the Goodyear Blimp.

  4. Drone shot of golf course entry road.

  5. Paul Lowenstein

    Yep, long shore with snow. I thought there were more trees (bottom left) but I guess there s gap somewhere.

  6. Andrew Colabella

    Julian Brodie Road from above (Longshore Entrance)

  7. Julian Brodie Road, from the air.

    • Joyce Barnhart

      Is that the real name? Good to know – now to find our who Julian Brodie is/was.

      • Julian Brodie was one of the major players when the town of Westport bought Longshore from a failing country club in 1959. If that had not happened, the land would have been sold to a developer, for 180 homes. The exit road is named for Herb Baldwin, the 1st Selectman, who also had a key role in the acquisition — which took just 19 days, from start to finish.

  8. Very cool drone picture of the tree lined entrance to Longshore!

  9. Longshore entrance

  10. Charles Rosoff

    Longshore entrance road

  11. Seth Schachter

    Longshore entrance— neat view!

  12. Longshore entry road – from above

  13. Drone over entrance to Longshore!

  14. arial shot of Longshore entrance road

  15. Lynn Untermeyer Miller

    Longshore. Beautiful shot!

  16. Aerial view of Longshore entrance.

  17. Entrance road at Longshore.

  18. Entrance to longshore from a drone.

  19. Entry road to Longshore taken from a drone.

  20. Longshore entrance road from above.

  21. Longshore entrance road from above

  22. Kenneth W Gilbertie

    Longshore entrance road most likely taken from John’s drone camera.

  23. Every reader is correct: It’s the Longshore entrance road (known formally, though no one calls it that, Julian Brodie Road, in honor of one of the major players when the town bought Longshore from a failing country club, in 1959. Otherwise, the land would have been sold to a developer, who planned 180 houses on the property. The exit road is named for Herb Baldwin, 1st selectman at the time, who helped shepherd through the purchase in just 19 days.

    And yes, the photo comes from John Videler’s drone (not, as Fred Cantor said, hopefully tongue in cheek, the Goodyear blimp).

  24. Longshore entrance road

  25. Thanks Dan for the back story as I’m sure many residents have no idea how it all came about. Probably one of the best decisions/purchases that the Town ever pulled off.

  26. Nicola Sharian


  27. Mary Ann Batsell

    An aerial view of the road into Longshore.

  28. Bonnie+Scott+Connolly

    My dad, Harry Scott, was on the commission that helped Longshore to belong to the town. I remember the name Julian Brodie very well. I was about 10 when that happened. Longshore was a great place for a kid and I could even ride my bike there. I am forever grateful for George Buck for teaching me how to play golf all those long years ago.

  29. Drone aerial shot of Longshore entrance – Julian Brodie Road – after snowfall

  30. It’s the road into Longshore from above