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Griswold Point - A Photographic History

The changes to Griswold Point, at the mouth of the Connecticut River, are evident. Rapidly moving sands are widening the breach. Hikers should plan carefully to time their tours during low tide. The breaches are difficult to navigate and may have heavy currents.

Griswold Point has been breached several times in history. The photos, seen below, attempt to show the change. The latest breach, since 1954, is the result of a nor'easter on December 13, 1993.

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Old Lyme Waterways about 1890

The map above is adapted from U.S.C.&G. Chart # 215, 1951, and represents the present configuration of land based features including the modern railroad and highway systems purely as reference. No intention is made to represent the 1890 era other than to locate features common to that time in history.
 
 

Note that these photos are not to be used for navigation.


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Please note that photos are posted over time with most recent photos at the top.
 

   
     

 

November, 2005
Geospatial Technology Program
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November 18, 2005

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photo by George James

April 17, 2005
Low tide
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photo by F.T. Crosby

May 16, 2004
The mouth of the Black Hall River is closed
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photo by F.T. Crosby

May 16, 2004
Low tide

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photo by F.T. Crosby

May 16, 2004
Many new sand bars

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photo by F.T. Crosby

4/10/03 Griswold Pt. Old Lyme, CT

April 10, 2003
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photo by F.T. Crosby

January 16, 2003
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photo by F.T. Crosby

Nov. 4, 2002
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photo by F.T. Crosby

April 8, 2002
1/3: At low water

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photo by F.T. Crosby
April 8, 2002
2/3: At low water

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photo by F.T. Crosby
April 8, 2002
3/3: At low water

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photo by F.T. Crosby

April 26, 2001
Griswold Point and Great Island, 

 (muddy river due to spring freshet)
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photo by F.T. Crosby

April 24, 2001
 


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photo by F.T. Crosb

September 14, 2000

 

 

photo by F.T. Crosby

April 2, 2000
At low tide

photo by F.T. Crosby

September 20, 1999
After tropical storm Floyd.

photo by F.T. Crosby

August 16, 1999
At high tide

photo by F.T. Crosby

February 11, 1999
At low tide

photo by F.T. Crosby

December, 1998
 

photo by F.T. Crosby

Nov. 25, 1998
 

photo by F.T. Crosby

Sept., 1998

photo by F.T. Crosby
 

April, 1987

photo from archive at Town Hall, Old Lyme, CT

Sept., 1981

photo from archive at Town Hall, Old Lyme, CT

April 4, 1975

photo from archive at Town Hall, Old Lyme, CT

1963


 

1954
The last breach

 

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