A Seafaring Town Historical

A Seafaring Town Historical (HM1W35)

Location: Clinton, CT 06413 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 16.625', W 72° 31.456'

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A Seafaring Town

You are standing beside the Indian River in the heart of the 1663 settlement of Killingworth, sited on its protective harbor. In 1838, the shoreline portion parted from northern Killingworth and became Clinton.
The first shipyard was built 1n 1710. Others followed, launching some 182 merchant vessels by 1876. The largest was the three-masted 110-foot ship Sutton. In later years, smaller boatyards specialized in sailing yachts.
Trade Routes
Clinton ships traded up and down the Atlantic coast and out to the West Indies. Cargoes included timber, coal, hay, barrel staves, livestock, farm produce, firewood, and rum. 161 captains of sail and steam vessels lived in Clinton.
Sea Commerce
Most of Clinton's ships were sold to owners from Maine to Cuba. 155 Clintonians invested in ships. The most famous, Charles Morgan (pictured), went on to create a large steamship empire in New York and the Gulf of Mexico.
From the earliest days, fishing was part of Clinton's economy. Clams, oysters, and lobsters were abundant. Fish weirs (traps) once lined the harbor and fish oil was processed in a factory on the east shore.
Clinton's maritime tradition continues, with its popular marinas and moorings serving
yachts and fishermen.
Contributors: Arbor Garden Club · Clinton Historical Society · Town of Clinton
HM NumberHM1W35
Placed ByThe Clinton Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 707347 N 4572472
Decimal Degrees41.27708333, -72.52426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.625', W 72° 31.456'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 37.5" N, 72° 31' 27.36" W
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Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54 E Main St, Clinton CT 06413, US
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