A Historical Tour of Connecticut’s Breathtaking Thimble Island
There are 365 great big rocks just off of the southeast coast of Branford, Connecticut, known as the Thimble Islands.
Do you feel like going on a little tour of what lies in Long Island Sound in the harbor of Stony Creek? You will not believe your eyes. Check it out:
Twenty three islands in this chain are inhabitated and only six have electricity. From summer cottages to huge estates, there are only eighty one dwellings. You might think that this is a place only for the rich. Guess what? You are correct! But if you have a few million dollars burning a hole in your pocket, it looks like some real estate may be available. This is great news if you are in the market to buy an island.
Yes, there are those who really live like this. General Tom Thumb, President William Taft, actor Frank Converse, cartoonist Garry Trudeau and his wife, broadcast journalist Jane Pauley are just a few who have owned a piece of these rocks.