All Aboard: Captain’s Cove Harbor Cruise
In the 18th century, the Historic Black Rock Harbor, now known as Captain’s Cove was used as a trade port and shipbuilding center. Start off the day with a tour of the Maritime Museum, a Queen Anne Style Victorian house built by coal dealer Richard Dundon in 1893. On view are photos, models, and artifacts relating to Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport Harbor, and the oyster industry in Connecticut. From Noon to 1 pm, hop on a 40 foot former US Navy launch boat appropriately named “Chief” and tour the perimeter of the harbor to view all the historical sites, such as the lighthouse and old shipyards. After the tour, take a leisurely stroll along St. Mary’s By the Sea and meander through the BIG little buildings. Built in Colonial and Victorian architectural styles, these miniature shops present a wide variety of gifts. The boat is limited to a maximum of 30 people, so reserve early to get a spot at http://westporthistory.org/events/all-aboard-captains-cove-harbor-cruise/. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The price of our ticket includes the guided tour of the historic house and boat tour plus light refreshments.