Canal Dock Boathouse

House Warming

A photo essay. To view all 29 images, check out the email version.

After two decades of setbacks and successes, the Canal Dock Boathouse marks its grand opening tomorrow with a daylong celebration.

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Senior city project planner Donna Hall, tasked with project-managing the creation of the boathouse, bottom-lines what this new facility is about: “public access to the harbor,” replete with all the necessities for “kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and dragon boating” off New Haven’s under-utilized coast. She also describes a feature-rich facility that’s much more than a boathouse: an expo and conference center, a university laboratory, a wedding venue, a performance stage, a community education resource, a summer campground and maybe many other things besides.

Consider these 29 photographs, then let your imagination warm to the possibilities.

Canal Dock Boathouse
475 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven (map)
Grand Opening: Sat 9/22 9am-9pm (details)

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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