Gene Allen shoots Parker and Griswold Inn chef Jim Gallagher preparing blue crabs.

Gene Allen shoots Parker and Griswold Inn chef Jim Gallagher preparing blue crabs.

Don’t miss the Essex, Connecticut, episode of New England Boating TV, airing on NESN at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013.

The Connecticut River Museum.

The Connecticut River Museum.

The NEB crew trailers their Boston Whaler 250 Outrage to the scenic and historic town of Essex on the lower Connecticut River. After settling in at the Griswold Inn, they 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 have them prepared by the Griswold Inn’s chef.

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 on the river with RiverQuest.

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

New England Boating TV, sponsored by GMC and Boston Whaler and their network of New England dealers.

All shows are available online at New England Boating TV

The historic Griswold Inn in Essex has served generations of Connecticut River boaters.

The historic Griswold Inn in Essex has served generations of Connecticut River boaters.

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.

Essex is blue crab central.

Essex is blue crab central.

The Whaler safely docked at the Exxex Island Marina

The Whaler safely docked at the Exxex Island Marina

 

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