This is a collection that was taken around 6 AM last Saturday in Essex, CT just before heading to the city for a day full of photo-shooting. The sun had just woken up and was covered by a thick cover of mist and fog adding a mystifying layer to the scene. Connecticut river is at the end of the road on which I stood but is covered as well.
Another week & another attempt at capturing the mundane & then trying to make it look more intriguing. The majority of the pictures in this album took place either as I was heading to work in the early AM or late in the day as I rushed out unleashing the shutter as fleets of clouds had their daily summit(s).
I first heard about this sanctuary from a co-worker. Connecticut river has a bunch of places like this one. They are not as visible to the clueless eye as they’re intertwined with the private properties surrounding them.
The town of Essex (celebrates) every year the loss of its fleet by the British soldiers in April of 1814. Many accounts exist to how this took place but the common theme is that the Britons anchored in Old Saybrook and used launches to reach Essex through Connecticut river. They were detected by the lighthouse keeper but could not do anything as there were no American troops around.
The following videos and photos show the ceremony commemorating the raid and the day Essex suffered its biggest loss as it was a ship building town back in those days:
A useful source to count the details of that day may be found on Connecticut river museum’s website authored by J. Stuart Rankin, Jr.:
Here are some photos I took on that day: