This image is the cover for the book History of the Greenwich Waterfront: Tod's Point, Great Captain Island and the Greenwich Shoreline

History of the Greenwich Waterfront: Tod's Point, Great Captain Island and the Greenwich Shoreline

The lives of the distinguished citizens and memories of the Connecticut Gold Coast town are chronicled here.

The historic community of Greenwich is nestled along Connecticut's famed Gold Coast. The shores and waves of Long Island Sound draw people to its unique seaside, which also maintains a peaceful "residents only" beach. As a coastal community the opportunities for businesses were plentiful, from the exporting of oysters to the Palmer Engine Company who supplied engines for every lifeboat during WWII. This pristine waterfront is home to historic Tod's Point and has a plethora of elite Yacht Clubs dotting the shoreline. Author Karen Jewell chronicles the lives of distinguished citizens and the memories of yesteryear in her latest coastal narrative detailing the Greenwich waterfront.

Karen Jewell

Karen Jewell writes a weekly column for the Norwalk Hour newspaper titled "Water Views," which is currently in its tenth year of publication. Other writing projects have included the "Sailing Scene" column for the Stamford Times newspaper; a variety of correspondent articles for, and websites; an article for Aquarium Fish magazine; a short fictional novel titled Beachside Bay; and, most recently, A History of the Rowayton Waterfront and A Maritime History of the Stamford Waterfront, both published by The History Press. Having worked along the shoreline in positions as dock master, yacht charter broker, yacht sales broker, sail loft staff and owner of a busy yacht maintenance service, Jewell has had the opportunity to develop strong connections to the waterside community. Living along the Connecticut coastline and enjoying summer vacations on the shores of Maine her entire life, Jewell's passion for all things nautical began at an early age and continues to be the motivation for all her writing endeavors.

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