Tag Archives: Compo Beach cannons

Pics Of The Day #867

One shot of the Compo Beach cannons … (Photo/Tim Woodruff)

,,, and another (Photo/Larry Untermeyer)

Pic Of The Day #853

This shot has it all: an artist, the cannons, a seagull, and a Compo Beach sunset (Photo/Fred Cantor)

Pic Of The Day #735

Compo by drone: beach, cannons, jetty, with Cockenoe Island in the distance. (Photo/John Videler for Videler Photography)

Nor’easter: Part II

Saugatuck Shores was hit hardest by today’s near-nor’easter. Jennifer Seymour reports:

2 hours after high tide, there was still several feet of water. My husband rescued me and my sons by kayak on the island side of the Saugatuck Island bridge. I lived here during Irene and Sandy, and have seen nothing close since then.

With Saugatuck Shores flooded, Jennifer Seymour’s husband and daughter paddle a kayak.

One view of Saugatuck Shores …

… and another. Yes, that’s a road. (Saugatuck Shores photos/Jennifer Seymour)

Longshore’s ER Strait Marina …

… and nearby Evan Harding Point. (Longshore photos/Scott Smith)

The Soundview Drive seawall took a pounding … (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

… but it doesn’t faze Soundview resident Paul Lane. He’s lived there for decades, and weathered many storms. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

An old standby: the Compo cannons. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Quentin Road, off Compo Beach Road. (Photo/Bruce Becker)

Grove Point Road was underwater too. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Pic Of The Day #547

Amazingly, the sun was out this morning at Compo Beach.

(Photos/Amy Schneider)

Pics Of The Day #484

Lucky lifeguard chair, a couple of hours ago … (Photo/Nancy Axthelm)

… and the view by the cannons… (Photo/Jen Greely)

… plus this full hemi rainbow … (Photo/Seth Goltzer)

… and a pot of gold at Greens Farms Elementary School. (Photo/Kurt Dasbach)

Pic Of The Day #322

Compo Beach cannons at night (Photo/Henry Wynne)

Photo Challenge #147

It’s tough to post a photo challenge involving the Compo Beach cannons.

But Lynn U. Miller found a way.

The talented photographer took a close-up shot of a spot every Westporter — and everyone who has ever been here — knows well. (Click here for the photo.)

Her image fooled most “06880” readers. Not Craig Clark and Elaine Marino, though. They’re as eagle-eyed as the colonists who spotted the British arriving offshore 240 years ago!

Here’s the next photo challenge:

The plaque — photographed by Westport tree warden Bruce Lindsay — seems important. What better group to honor than all of our local veterans, living and dead?

But even Westport’s most involved citizens probably don’t know where to find it.

If you do, click “Comments” below. And if you’ve got a back story about who dedicated the plaque, and why it’s where it is, let us know.


Candlelight Climate Vigil Set For Sunday

Two months ago Darcy Hicks, Lauren Soloff, Lisa Bowman and Nita Prasad organized a “Democracy on Display” rally in downtown Westport.

Nearly 1,000 citizens marched from Jesup Green to Veterans Green. Senators Chris Murphy and Dick Blumenthal, and Congressman Jim Himes, all spoke.

The 4 women have just begun.

Furious and heartbroken over President Trump’s decision on the Paris Agreement, they texted furiously with each other on Thursday night.

They agree they needed to do something to show how many Westporters stand against what Hicks calls “this callous and isolationist approach.”

In April, millions demonstrated around the world to bring attention to climate change.

Hicks created a Facebook page: “CTontheMove Candlelight Vigil for Climate Protection.”

The women are putting their words into action: The vigil is set for this Sunday (June 4), 7:30 p.m. at the Compo Beach cannons.

“We need to show the world that we are with them when it comes to environmental protection, global prosperity, and world participation,” organizers say.

“And we need to show our children that we are on the front lines, fighting for their future. This will be a peaceful but powerful protest.”

There will be 200 votive candles available. Respiratory masks too.

Sunday’s weather is not predicted to be great.

But the forecast for the planet is worse.

Organizers of Sunday’s vigil at the Compo Beach cannons hope to ensure a bright future for their children and grandchildren.

The Perks Of Being A Barista’s Mother

The quote above belongs to Katherine Bruan.

The photo below is hers too:

Happy Mother’s Day to every “06880” mom.

The ones who live here now, and the ones who once did.

The ones who are 30, and the ones who are 90.

The ones with 1-year-olds, and the ones whose own moms are no longer here.

Thanks for all you do. You help make this town wonderful.

In other words, you are all great-grand-mothers!