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Griswold Point: History from the Mouth of the Connecticut River Wick Griswold

Griswold Point: History from the Mouth of the Connecticut River

Wick Griswold

Published August 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781625851024
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144 pages
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At the mouth of the Connecticut River, Griswold Point boasts a rich history filled with remarkable individuals. In 1640, Colonel George Fenwick granted the land to Matthew Griswold I, who then turned a teeming wilderness into productive farming andMoreAt the mouth of the Connecticut River, Griswold Point boasts a rich history filled with remarkable individuals. In 1640, Colonel George Fenwick granted the land to Matthew Griswold I, who then turned a teeming wilderness into productive farming and fishing territory. Over the centuries, many prominent Americans called Old Lyme and the Point home. Nathaniel Lynde Griswold and George Griswold built ships that served as privateers in the War of 1812. Florence Griswold invited boarders into her grand house in 1899 and transformed her home into a vibrant artists colony for the American Impressionist movement. Local author Wick Griswold introduces the communitys colorful characters who left indelible marks on history, from colonial governors and judges to adventurers and sea captains.