Old Saybrook, CT Topo Map

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Nowhere else on Connecticut’s 253–mile coastline has human progress been more obviously outwitted by the sea than in Old Saybrook. In this case, however, the supremacy of the sea against human interference has, ironically, been a gift to the 410-mile Connecticut River. At the shallow mouth of New England’s longest waterway, nature provided the Connecticut River Valley with its first big break: a big old sandbar. Located right near Fort Saybrook at Saybrook Point, the sandbar impeded colonial navigation, prevented large oceangoing vessels from entering the river, and thus arrested the development of a deepwater port. Thanks to the tides and currents that create the shoals and sandbars, the Connecticut is the largest river in America without a port. Consequently, despite pollution that entered the waterway from upriver factory waste, the river has stayed healthier than many others and its towns have retained many of their old-time characteristics. While much more developed commercially than its peaceful sister, Old Lyme, across the river, Old Saybrook has managed to protect its prettiest parts.
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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