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Tag Archives: Canal Beach
Canal is not as well known as Westport’s other beaches — Compo, Old Mill and Burying Hill.
But the view from Saugatuck Shores — captured here today by nearby resident Gene Borio — proves that it is just as beautiful as anywhere else in town.
On Sunday, “06880” heralded the arrival of the Blizzard of Even Before The Universe Was Created with a photo headlined: “Red Sky At Morning…”
48 hours later we are pleased to post this shot, by alert reader Gene Borio. He took it at dusk, by Canal Beach on Saugatuck Shores.
Looks like some nice weather ahead!
The good news is: Gretel Hartmann’s bench is back on Canal Beach.
Alert “06880” reader Gene Borio reports that Saugatuck Shores residents thought Hurricane Sandy swept it away forever. But there it is, right where it was before the storm 2 years ago.
The interesting news is: Gene and his neighbors don’t know how it got there.
“Apparently someone salvaged it from the massive destruction, and now restored it,” he says. “It’s a little worse for wear, but it’s in its proper place on in the sand.”
The bad news is: He doesn’t know who Gretel Hartmann was. The bench was there for about 10 years before Sandy, Gene says.
If any “06880” readers have info on Gretel, let’s give her — and her bench — some due. Click “Comments” to share.
Alert — and proofreading — “06880” reader Jeff Manchester was strolling around Saugatuck Shores yesterday.
For the 1st time, he looked closely at a sign he’s seen often:
Good to know it won’t cost us a cent to launch or trailer park at Canal Beach!