Spring 2019: Water-The Big Story

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Spring 2019
VOLUME 17/NUMBER 2

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Connecticut Explored
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

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 Justice for Justus Riley. 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

49 Spotlight

55 Afterword

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