VOLUME 17/NUMBER 2
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER
IN THIS ISSUE: River-Monster Myths > French Privateer Seizes the Patty > Beavers Matter > The Hard Life of a Lighthouse Keeper > Groton’s Eastern Point > Sound Views
ON THE COVER: Coastal marsh, Branford. photo: Linda Zonana. See story, page 42.
Table of Contents
9 Hog River Journal: Water–Connecticut’s Big Story
By Elizabeth J. Normen
10 Letters, etc.
13 From the State Historian: One Governor, Two Rivers, an Irish Fish, and a Movie Star
By Walter W. Woodward
14 A State of Hard Drinkers. Prohibitionists fight a culture of drink.
By Alexander Dubois
20 Connecticut River Legends. Stories behind a special exhibition opening this spring.
By Stephen Olbrys Gencarella
26 Site Lines: The Three Lives of Fort Trumbull. Defense, top-secret research, and now recreation.
By Johnna Kaplan
30 Celebrating Historic Preservation Month: Learning Through Places
32 Justus Riley and Justice for Patty. A Wethersfield trader’s quest for reparations.
By Sandra Ulbrich
38 The Iceman Cometh (and Goeth)
By Jennifer DiCola Matos
40 Why We Need Beavers
By Ben Goldfarb
42 Saving the Sound
By Bill Lucey
44 Morton Plant Adopts Groton
By Gail Braccidiferro MacDonald
46 Stonington’s First Family of Lighthouse Keepers
By James Boylan and Betsy Wade
48 Celebrating Windmills
By Donna Baron