Thursday, November 8, 2018

Boat yard on the CT river

I drive by here once in a while and look at what’s left of a small working boat yard along the CT river in Cromwell CT. Based on the old sign it appears it was once called the Adams Henry boat yard. When I first came down here about 10 years ago the track for the marine railway extended across the road into the water. ( the track still appears to be there but the road was paved over a few years back. It appears the boats were winched up the track on a car with custom built cradles. The cradles were then shifted sideways onto the concrete walls in the yard.
 Looks like you could fit a couple dozen 25-35’ boats in there. A neat place for sure. There is a house on the front of the property but I never see any one in the boatyard. I’ve asked around but so far no one seems to know any history on the place. So for now here’s a few pics showing the yard and the rails where the enter the water on the opposite side of the road.

1 comment:

  1. This boatyard belonged to my Great Grandparents until their passing. My Great Grandfather was Claude Adams and he chartered a fishing boat out of New London. I remember playing the boatyard with my Grandfather as a little girl. My Grandfather and i have always shared an immense love for the sea and the CT River. I believe it stems from his father and the fishing boats he had. Please feel free to email me with whatever questions you have.


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