New England Boating TV, Westbrook, CT, to Air Monday, Oct. 20

Pursuit owners evening raft up behind Duck Island.
Pursuit owners evening raft-up behind Duck Island. Photos/New England Boating.

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.

Parker and Tom enjoy Westbrook's Weekly Wednesday Night sailboat race.
Parker and Tom enjoy Westbrook’s Weekly Wednesday Night sailboat race.

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.

Parker and Edd cook the day's catch of fluke and sea bass.
Parker and Edd cook the day’s catch of fluke and sea bass.

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.

New England Boating TV, sponsored by GMC and Pursuit Boats and their network of New England dealers. Live on NESN Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and rebroadcast on the following Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Check out the our Season 2 schedule here.

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.

Sailboat racing behind the breakwater.
Sailboat racing behind the breakwater.