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Essex and the Connecticut River Museum

Essex and the Connecticut River Museum

Essex and the Connecticut River Museum

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Departing from the pier at the World’s Fair Marina in Queens on a lovely Sunday September morning, members and guests cruised Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River to the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT.

The museum, an 1878 Steamboat Warehouse, was established in 1974 and is dedicated to preserving the history of the Connecticut River and its people. Now the only one of its type remaining on the river, the Warehouse has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and plays an important role in collecting and protecting manuscripts, books, art and artifacts of regional significance and focuses on the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Connecticut River Valley.