If you’ve ever …
- Spent 20 minutes crawling from I-95 exit 17 to the Cribari Bridge, on traffic-filled Charles Street and Riverside Avenue
- Spent 20 minutes trying to decide where to have dinner in Saugatuck: Rizzuto’s? Tutti’s? Harvest? Tarantino’s? Romanacci’s? Viva? Bistro du Soleil? The Whelk? Or a dozen or so others?
- Rented a kayak, bought some ice cream or fresh bread, or visited another local merchant near the river
- Taken a train to or from New York, or picked up or dropped off someone at the station
- Looked at the concrete 4-story office building across from Luciano Park and thought, how the hell did this ever get built here?
… then you’ll be amazed by this week’s Friday Flashback.
It shows a Saugatuck we can’t even imagine.
Long before I-95 slashed through; before the Italians made the community their own; before, even, the factories and wharves along the river hummed with activities, this was what Saugatuck looked like.
Postcards have been known to stretch the truth.
But this Saugatuck scene looks nice — wherever it was.
Meanwhile, if you think you can identify the spot where these cows grazed, click “Comments” below.
Or just add your own Saugatuck memory.