Category Archives: Beach

Pic Of The Day #577

A cold evening at Longshore’s ER Strait Marina (Photo/Seth Goltzer)

Pic Of The Day #576

Compo Beach pavilion (Photo/Michael Tomashefsky)

Pic Of The Day #574

Hummock Island oyster house (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Pic Of The Day #571

Cormorant dries its wings at Schlaet’s Point (Photo/Sarah Hock)

Pic Of The Day #567

Dog on Compo Beach (Photo/Larry Untermeyer)

Larry Silver Goes To Harvard

Larry Silver has been taking photos since he was a teenager.

Finally — at 83 years old — he’s gotten into Harvard.

The prestigious university’s Fogg Museum of Art has acquired 20 of the world-renowned photographer’s images, for their permanent collection.

Westport is prominently featured in Silver’s work. That’s no surprise: He’s lived here for 45 years.

Among the photos headed to Harvard is “Jogger” (1979).

Larry Silver’s famous 1979 photo is headed to Harvard.

Another is “Shower at the Beach.”

Silver continues to photograph scenes all around Westport — except for his shower series.

A complaint by someone concerned that he had his camera at Westport’s iconic outdoor public shower led town officials to tell Silver: no more photography there.

“Shower at Compo Beach” (Photo/Larry Silver)

Pic Of The Day #564

Compo Beach kayaks (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Beached!

Chipper B has a new resting spot.

Last weekend’s nor’easter blew the abandoned vessel closer to Saugatuck Shores.

At low tide, this is what it looks like.

(Photo/JP Vellotti)

Fire Lights Up Compo Hill

Just a few hours after trick-or-treaters descended on Compo Beach, a fire broke out in a detached garage at 32 Sherwood Drive. The street is up Compo Hill from Elvira’s.

The structure, and 2 cars inside, were destroyed. There were no injuries.

Last night’s fire could be seen throughout Old Mill. (Photo/Robin Tauck)

Fairfield firefighters covered headquarters, as Westport firefighters battled the blaze. Westport Police helped with traffic and crowd control. Westport EMS was on the scene too.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters on the scene. 

Pic Of The Day #561

Sherwood Mill Pond (Photo/Michael Tomashefsky)