A historical marker depicting the history of shipbuilding and seafaring life along the Indian River in Clinton was unveiled at a dedication ceremony at Clinton Landing on Friday, May 4, 2012, during the Clinton Historical Society’s Annual Meeting at Town Hall.
The sign features artwork, text, and a map created by the renowned maritime artist Victor Mays, and was produced as a joint project of the Clinton Historical Society and the Arbor Garden Club.
Sea commerce, fishing, trade routes, and shipbuilding are all described and illustrated so visitors to Clinton Landing can see just how vibrant the maritime life of Clinton was 250 years ago.
The sign was installed by the Town of Clinton, and is an extension of the Arbor Garden Club project of civic beautification at the Landing, where a small garden has been combined with an assemblage of nautical items to create a focal point near the flagpole.
Spearheaded by Amber Bierkan, Sandy Allen, and Gail Sherry, the project won the Federated Garden Club of Connecticut’s top award for civic creativity.
E.C. Schroeder, President of CHS, presided at the dedication ceremony, which was attended by more than 50 people.
Pictured: Victor Mays beside the sign he wrote and illustrated.