Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT Photos

The Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT, traces the history of this important American settlement route. Displays include Bushnell's Turtle (world's first operational combat submarine (1775)), the British Raid on the American fleet at Essex (April 7-8, 1814), early steamboats, and various early industries along the River.

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William Parmelee Warehouse now Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.William Parmelee Warehouse now Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Steamboat Dock & view from Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Model of Bushnell's Turtle, world's first operational combat submarine to attack British ships in New York Harbor at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
William Parmelee Warehouse (1878) now Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.William Parmelee Warehouse (1878) now Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Steamboat Dock (1878) & view from Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Model of Bushnell's Turtle, world's first operational combat submarine (1775) to attack British ships in New York Harbor at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Enterable model of Bushnell's Turtle, world's first operational combat submarine at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Map of British Raid on Essex to burn the American fleet at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Display of British Raid on Essex to burn the American fleet at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Map of Connecticut River which starts in New Hampshire at CT River Museum. Essex, CT.
Enterable model of Bushnell's Turtle, world's first operational combat submarine (1775) at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Map of British Raid on Essex (April 7-8, 1814) to burn the American fleet at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Display of British Raid on Essex (April 7-8, 1814) to burn the American fleet at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Map of Connecticut River which starts in New Hampshire at CT River Museum. Essex, CT.
Essex detail of mural showing Connecticut River at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Hartford detail of mural showing Connecticut River at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.William Parmelee Warehouse hoisting shaft at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Hoisting device at former William Parmelee Warehouse, now at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Essex detail of mural showing Connecticut River at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Hartford detail of mural showing Connecticut River at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.William Parmelee Warehouse hoisting shaft at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Hoisting device at former William Parmelee Warehouse, now at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Nautical display at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Portrait of Captain & Mrs. Samuel L. Spencer by unknown artist at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Connecticut packet ship watercolor by Frederick Roux at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.City of Hartford steamboat model which operated 1852-1886 at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Nautical display at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Portrait of Captain & Mrs. Samuel L. Spencer (c1860) by unknown artist at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Connecticut packet ship watercolor (1862) by Frederick Roux at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.City of Hartford steamboat model which operated 1852-1886 at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Pilgrim steamboat of Fall River Line model at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Display of items from River Valley industries including elephant tusks which fed Connecticut's ivory industry at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Stoneware crock by Goodwin & Webster of Hartford at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Display of ivory novelties from shops in Essex & Deep River at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Pilgrim steamboat of Fall River Line model at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Display of items from River Valley industries including elephant tusks which fed Connecticut's ivory industry at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Stoneware crock (c1820) by Goodwin & Webster of Hartford at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Display of ivory novelties from shops in Essex & Deep River at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Local brownstone exported for building East Coast houses at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Fishing display at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Souvenir china showing local scenes made in Germany at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Hayden Chandlery now Library of Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.
Local brownstone exported for building East Coast houses at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Fishing display at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Souvenir china showing local scenes (c1900) made in Germany at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Hayden Chandlery (1813) now Library of Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.

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