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Tag Archives: Schlaet’s Point
The other day, Eve Potts called.
The longtime Westporter and noted historian had some home movies, from the 1930s. They were taken by the Kelly family at Compo Beach, and had been converted to DVD. Was I interested?
The 17-minute show was intriguing — though like any home movie of any time, it would be of far more interest if I actually knew who was in it. (It would have been better with a tripod too, and not shot directly into the sun. But hey …)
Compo Beach and Soundview look very familiar. Except for fewer rocks, it’s the same scenery as today.
Except for this screenshot.
It shows Schlaet’s Point at the northern end of the beach, where Soundview meets Hillspoint/South Compo.
But what do you notice that’s different, nearly 100 years ago? (I’m not talking about bathing suit styles.)
If you know, click “Comments” below.
Parking stickers are already required. Lifeguards arrive soon. Another great beach season is almost here.
But a great beach season does not magically appear. It takes a ton of work. (Literally — moving tons of sand, for example.)
Tammy Barry was at Compo the other day. She saw several crews hard at work, making sure everything was ship-shape for summer.
Tammy thought they were doing unsung work. She’s right. Our Public Works and Parks & Recreation employees do so much, for all of us in Westport.
Unlike Tammy, most of us don’t see the work you do. But we absolutely appreciate it.
Do you know an Unsung Hero? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.