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245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

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10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

PT Boats and the Connecticut Connection

On June 19th, the Deep River Historical Society and Chester Historical Society hosted a presentation on Connecticut’s connection with PT boats dating back to World War II. Our Shoreline towns have had an important maritime history that has continued into modern times. John Cunningham of Deep River and Jeff Ridgway of Chester told the story of how their grandfathers collaborated in a project to build PT boats for the Navy to use in the war.┬áThe maritime legacy of the Chase and Scott-Paine families was very compelling to hear.

If you’re interested in learning more or have any questions about the event, please contact Rhonda Forristall (rcforristall@gmail.com).

Pictures from the event

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