New England Boating TV, Westbrook, CT, to Air Monday, Oct. 20
October 16, 2014
In the action-packed third episode of New England Boating TV, Season 2, co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson travel to the Connecticut boating hub of Westbrook, with Atlantic Outboard and Westbrook Marine Center serving as their base of operations.
During this show, Parker and Tom get to know the Patchogue River, which is home to several marinas and packed with boats of every description and size—not surprising given the river’s excellent protection, easy access to the Sound and deep-water channel.
They also grab a pair of stand-up paddleboards and set off up the adjoining Menunketesuck River to explore the quiet waters that wind through the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge—a sprawling area teeming with birdlife. Tom also interviews Refuge Service Manager Shaun Roche about this remarkable 1,000-acre preserve.
Of course, Westbrook is also home to numerous restaurants, and Tom and Parker make sure to visit several of them, including Boom, Bill’s Seafood (below the Singing Bridge) and Edd’s Place. As a special surprise, Edd’s Place owners Edd and Kim demonstrate how to prepare the fresh-caught fluke and sea bass that Tom and Parker caught in Long Island Sound with local pro Phil Wetmore.
Also on the docket is a watersports segment with the Foster family, as well as a fun Pursuit-owners’ raft-up party behind nearby Duck Island, a popular spot among local boaters and a great place to watch the evening sailboat races.
Watch Episode 3: Westbrook, Monday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. on NESN.
Watch a rebroadcast of Episode 3: Westbrook, Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m. on NESN.