on Historic Black Rock
Harbor in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Since 1982, Captain’s Cove Seaport has grown from a vacant lot and a handful of slips to one of Connecticut’s premier
tourist attractions and seaport complexes.Located on Historic Black Rock Harbor, we are an active maritime and
admission fee here and we’re casual.
pack the kids, forget about the lawn, leave your high heels at home and come on down to “The Cove”!
Cove Seaport is proud to announce the release of the biography of Kaye Williams,
the founder of Captain’s Cove. Man of
the Waterfront: The Story of Kaye Williams and Captain’s Cove was written
by Ralph Harvey, and is now available at the amazon.com website. The roughly
470-page book includes over 40 historic images; a Kindle version will be
The biography includes the development of
Captain’s Cove Seaport, along the many projects that gathered international
attention. Significant among these was the restoration of the Rose,
a replica of an eighteenth century British frigate, along with its subsequent
use as a sail training ship. The Rose appeared on both sides of the Atlantic,
and was prominent in several OpSail
events. Also covered was the role of the Rose
in displaying the Magna Carta, and its subsequent use by retired-Chief Justice
Warren Burger during the 1991 Bill of Rights Bicentennial tour. The creation of
a replica of Gustave Whitehead’s 1901 airplane is detailed, along with
historical controversies involving the original aircraft, also captured
international attention.And there
is much more.
“Being Kaye’s biographer has been a
great honor,” Harvey noted. “Kaye has shown the world what a huge difference
one person can make. That difference is his legacy.”
The biography is dedicated to Kaye’s
late daughter Jan, an official of Captain’s Cove and a promoter of area
charities. The Swim Across the Sound, an event that is sponsored by St.
Vincent’s Medical Center and its foundation, was one of those causes. This
year, the Swim Across the Sound will be held on Saturday, July 28th.