Tag Archives: Saugatuck River

Pic Of The Day #1419

Black Duck, a few days ago (Photo/John Videler Photogaphy)

Pics Of The Day #1412

Saugatuck River, low tide yesterday, looking east …

… and an hour later, west (Photo/Rowene Weems Photography)

Pic Of The Day

Michael Chait saw first responders practicing for a cold water rescue along the Saugatuck River today.” He says, “In the midst of this pandemic they are out there preparing for the worst — to serve the public. Bravo to them.” (Photo/Michael Chait)

Pics Of The Day #1388

Gulls on the Saugatuck River …

… and one on a car (Photo/Amy Schneider)

And Snow It Goes

It’s been snowing steadily since mid-morning.

The forecast calls for continued snow through most of the afternoon and evening. There could be a change to rain and/or a wintry mix later. Winds may gust up to 50 miles an hour.

Isn’t it so much better to be stuck inside because of a blizzard, instead of stuck inside by COVID?

The classic Compo cannons (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

Saugatuck River from 301 Riverside Avenue, next to Rive Bistro. (Photo/Joe Massoud)

Three deer often hang out in Wendy Crowther’s yard. This morning, one bedded down beneath a hemlock tree, using it as an umbrella. (Photo/Wendy Crowther)

Pic Of The Day #1375

Downtown by drone (Photo/John Videler for Videler Photography)

Pic Of The Day #1374

Downtown at dusk (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #1370

Saugatuck River, and Riverwalk (Photo/Rowene Weems)

Pics Of The Day #1369

Deadman’s Brook flows into the Saugatuck River by the Levitt Pavilion … (Photo/Judy Jahnel)

… and nearby, earlier this winter (Photo/Amy Schneider)

Photo Challenge #313

“06880” readers really know their onions.

And their onion barges.

I was sure that last week’s Photo Challenge — an aerial view, though it wasn’t that apparent — would leave readers crying “foul.”

Instead — very quickly — 6 alert Westporters recognized it as the remains of the old onion barge, mired for decades in the mud on the east bank of the Saugatuck River, near the William F. Cribari Bridge by Bridge Street. (Click here to see.)

It’s visible only at certain low tides. But Seth Schachter, Scott Brodie, Bill Rizzuto (who, to be fair, owns a restaurant a few yards away), Pat Saviano, Beth Berkowitz and Martha Mogren (who grew up nearby, but has not lived here in years) all nailed it. Very, very impressive!

Now, as we metamorphize from the caterpillar that was 2020 to the butterfly we hope is 2021, here’s the final Photo Challenge of the year.

If you think you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Amy Schneider)