Fairfield County Homes for Sale: The History of Fayerweather Yacht Club and Black Rock Harbor

The History of Fayerweather Yacht Club and Black Rock Harbor

"The History of Fayerweather Yacht Club and Black Rock Harbor"

To be held Monday, September 29th at 6:30 PM at the North Branch Library 3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport.

Robert Kranyik will relate the history of the yacht club, whose original structure was built in 1772 by Samuel Smedley and Samuel Sturges of Fairfield and was part of the main waterfront of Black Rock known as the "Upper Wharves".

It was a storehouse for many of the goods that reached Black Rock from the West Indies, China and other parts of the world and also served as the customs house.

For more information, call Audrey, Bridgeport Community Historical Society at 337-2048 weekdays



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Comment balloon 3 commentsGail Robinson • September 28 2008 11:38AM


Gail, another gorgeous pictures.  I love finding out the history of Yacht clubs.  Our Houston Yacht club has quite a long history but it just took an incredible beating from Ike.  I expect they will rebuild but it could take a while.

On the good news side my husband is still racing in the Harvest Moon Regatta and the start is out of Galveston.  I worry a little bit about how much debri will be in the water. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Gail,

I think, if I lived around there, my goal would be to buy property close by--it is lovely.

Posted by Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional over 10 years ago

Marchel - I can only imagine how your Houston Yacht club must look right now!  A hurricane took down our Black Rock Yacht Club many years ago, but they rebuilt it and it's better than it was.  Good luck to your husband in the regatta.  I would worry about the debris as well.

Leslie - I've currently got three waterfront or direct water view properties for sale with spectacular views of the harbor.  Hard to believe they haven't sold yet, but mortgage money is still tight.

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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