Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Captain's Cove Seaport

Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, the site of yesterday's SoundVision event, is easy enough to find but to get there you travel through a landscape of vast vacant lots and industrial facilities -- a concrete plant, a power plant, a sewage treatment plant -- and one newish housing project. I didn't ask, but it might be the area they call the Steel Pier.

Captain’s Cove itself sits alone on the water. It’s well-kept, prosperous-looking, filled with boats, docks, boardwalks, a restaurant with all-weather tables, and an odd area of shops housed in colorful, buildings built on a tiny scale (none of which were open on a gray August Monday afternoon).

Captain's Cove - Bridgeport, CT
The Schooner SoundWaters docks there for two or three weeks in October, to do educational work for Bridgeport schools, and the crew says that being there next to the tiny buildings overnight in the off-season is a truly weird experience, as if a community of small-scale people were waiting til it gets dark to come out and conduct their business. (The photo of Captain's Cove is from Aimee Alvarez's Flickr page.)


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