Lower Farmington Wednesday, Oct 14 2015 

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I could post pictures of apples, bushels upon bushels.  Or of lovely fall color here in the hedgerow. Or the garden that desperately needs work! But my current focus is on this river one way or another. So, the lower/mid Farmington flowing east but about to turn north towards Tariffville.

The shadow is an old railroad bridge, a big old railroad bridge. The old New Haven and Northampton Canal Line, a Connecticut dream.

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It isn’t a pretty bridge, which is a pity. It would be interesting to see it at flood stage, which is what it was designed for. It was rebuilt after the 1955 Flood and was designed to withstand similar flooding without damage. The 1955 Flood stage is just slightly less than halfway up the pier. It was abandoned in 1991 and is now open to pedestrians.

 

Fun!! Monday, Oct 12 2015 

It loads a bit slowly, but my goodness there is a lot of information there!

http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/mash_up/1934.html

Under Way! Thursday, Jun 12 2014 

A link to something totally different here, classic Southern New England:

http://www.mysticseaport.org/news/2014/the-morgan-sails-again/

 

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