Tag Archives: Saugatuck River

Pic Of The Day #405

Pairs rowing shell on the Saugatuck River (Photo/David Curtis, HDFAPhotography.com)

Pic Of The Day #391

Checking out reflections in the Saugatuck River (Photo/Mary Sikorski)

Pic Of The Day #389

Last night’s thunderstorm, looking south down the Saugatuck River from the Kings Highway North bridge. (Photo/Jose Villaluz)

Cygnets And Swans Teach Lessons Of Life

Doctors Nikki Gorman, Jenn Gruen and Robin Abramowicz have helped thousands of babies grow up healthy and strong.

But when it comes to swans, all they can do is watch.

Fortunately, they’ve got a great vantage point.

Village Pediatrics‘ office is on Riverside Avenue. Nearby — on the banks of the Saugatuck River — a swan built a large nest.

The doctors were fascinated. So were their patients. Many headed to the adjacent boardwalk, for a closer look.

The pediatricians set up a video cam, with a live feed. Kids and their parents monitored the progress of the eggs — and then the birth of a few cygnets.

The Saugatuck River swan, with 3 cygnets.

On Tuesday, Jennifer Seymour, her husband and their sons ate dinner at Rive Bistro.

Suddenly, the swan family paddled by.

But the Semours’ excitement turned to sadness when they saw only one cygnet trailing the 2 adults swans. There were several more cygnets earlier that day.

Jennifer notes, “There are big lessons here on life, death, grieving and nature, to be tackled for patients and their parents.”

Pic Of The Day #381

Saugatuck River and the west bank, from the Kings Highway marsh. (Photo/Amy Schneider)

Pic Of The Day #375

East bank of the Saugatuck River, from the Westport Arts Center parking lot. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

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Lift by the river (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

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A ducky view of downtown (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

Nor’easter Keeps Pounding

More dramatic photos from today’s storm:

The Saugatuck River rises close to its banks. (Photo/Robin Gusick)

A flooded parking garage on Riverside Avenue. (Photo/Robin Gusick)

Meanwhile, firefighters raced to Saugatuck Shores. They trudged through cold water, in high winds, to fight a smoky blaze on Canal Road.

Local builder Oliver Wilson rescued a dog from the house, before the fire department arrived. There was no one else inside.

A fire truck navigates flooded streets. (Photo/Gene Borio)

Firefighters trudged through flooded streets to fight the blaze. (Photo/Jeff Manchester)

Pic Of The Day #310

Saugatuck River (Photo/Mark Molesworth)