Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Northport Village Pier




A friend of mine considers Northport  to be the nicest harbor on Long Island Sound. I wouldn't go that far, but I can certainly understand why he would make such a claim. It has a lot of positive attributes: a fjord-like harbor that is well protected; a walkable village ; and a waterfront park with this attractive pier.

There has been a public dock here since the early 19th century, but by 1920, it had fallen into decay along with much of the surrounding waterfront. It was at this time that the village purchased the land to form the waterfront park that exists today. 

Northport Village Dock: Snow Photos 
JoAnn Corretti Painting Gallery: Northport Village Dock 

9 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Northport is a beautiful town!

Erica Houskeeper said...

I have some nice memories of visiting this area on the boat. Always loved anchoring here and swimming.

國昆 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Lori at Jarvis House said...

I love the Northport dock, and have a few art images of it. Artists made many paintings of the dock and the gazebo at the end. Tell visitors to watch out for the nasty meter men that love to ticket cars, and the confusing parking meters in the village. Best to park in the dock parking lot if you can find a space.

matthew houskeeper said...

lori,
Thanks for the reminder. I just added a link to some nice paintings of the Northport Dock.
And thanks for the parking advice. I give Northport credit because they don't restrict the pier or park to just residents, but I appreciate the heads up.

Cindy said...

Love the photographs of the dock/jetty. Nice story.

Larry said...

The sky and water are looking very inviting on this day.

jeannette said...

Your pic of the pier with the reflection is incredible!! That would be a great spot to paint...

matthew houskeeper said...

Cindy, Larry, Jeannette;
I've been going out early in the morning recently and it has been ideal. Colors are bright, everything is calm, and there are no people around.
There are some old buildings right on the water here too, so it is a popular subject for painters.