A photojournal of the Wooster Square neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. And, occasionally a photo of New Haven, of course, of course.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A View from Long Wharf

It was a cold day yesterday on Long Wharf which is situated on the New Haven Harbor, an inlet that empties into Long Island Sound. But still there were a few people out and lots of gulls.
Here's some history of Long Wharf taken from "Wikipedia"!!

The area is called "Long Wharf" because there was once a wharf here that projected out of the juncture of Water St. and Union Ave. that continued to grow into New Haven Harbor until it finally reached a length of 3/4ths of a mile, making it the longest wharf in the country. Along it stood the Customs House, warehouses and other businesses. It was destroyed in the late 1940s-early 1950s when the harbor was partially filled in to construct Interstate Highways 91 and 95, dramatically moving the waterfront and creating this district.

The Long Wharf area contains several notable features and buildings, including the
Long Wharf Theatre, Gateway Community College, the Long Wharf Maritime Center, Sargent (a New Haven firm with a history going back to 1810, now a division of Assa Abloy), the headquarters of the New Haven Register, as well as New Haven's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park which stretches for seventeen acres (69,000 m²) directly along the harborfront. Long Wharf is also the home port of a life-size replica of the historical Amistad slaveship.


  1. Cool.
    It's so important (spiritually) to have a body of water near you. sigh . . .

    So the Amistad is there! That I'd like to see.

  2. Yes, it's nice to be so close to water. I will definately show the Amistad when she is in port. Since I've lived here she's been back once only for a few days and that was before I started my blog! Will keep me eyes out and jump on it when she's back.