New England Boating TV: Essex, CT

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In this episode, the NEBO crew trailers their Boston Whaler 250 Outrage to the quiet and transient-friendly town of Essex on the lower Connecticut River. After settling in at the historic Griswold Inn, co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson embark on a river tour with Ben Wilde of Wilde Yacht Sales. Wilde dispenses valuable firsthand knowledge of the approach to Essex, from the river mouth to the harbor. After that, Parker and Tom do some fishing for blue crabs around the Essex docks, and later have them prepared by the Griswold Inn’s chef!

Visitors can take a tour of the lower Connecticut aboard the Essex Steam Train.
Visitors can take a tour of the lower Connecticut aboard the Essex Steam Train.

Other stops include the Essex Island Marina (which served as home for the Whaler during the episode), a ride on the Essex Steam Train, a visit to the Connecticut River Museum, and a nature tour aboard the RiverQuest.

It’s an action-packed episode on a must-visit boating destination you won’t want to miss!

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