I wasn’t sure how many people would actually know the I’m-sure-I’ve-seen-it-somewhere image that was last week’s Photo Challenge.
It showed the bus shelter — built by the Westport Rotary Club — on Kings Highway North, not far from the Canal Street apartments. (Click here to see.)
As several readers noted, the site known as Duck Haven.
Which raises 2 questions:
- Why, exactly, is it called “Duck Haven”?
- And who, exactly, is the bus shelter for?
It is not on the Coastal Link bus line. I don’t know of any bus that passes by there.
Perhaps it was once a Minnybus stop.
Here’s an idea: If no one uses it now, can it be moved to a spot on the Post Road, where it could actually shelter people waiting for an actual bus?
Right now, it seems like a waste of good wood.
Congratulations to Andrew Colabella, Cheryl Petrone, Jamie Walsh, Ed Simek, Michael Calise, John D. McCarthy, Suzanne Ford, Michelle Vitulich, Dave Eason, Jonathan McClure, Jack Harder, Miichael Simso and Kate Caputo Squyres.
You probably noticed it while waiting on Kings Highway North for the light at Canal Street. Right now, 4 cars get through at a time — max.
But that’s a different issue.
This week’s Photo Challenge highlights a little-known fact: “Beetle Bailey”‘s creator, cartoonist Mort Walker, is buried in Westport.
But where? And why?
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