: If I remember correctly, the Connecticut is the only major river on
: the east coast without a major city/port at its mouth. The
: reason is that the river bottom is constantly shifting in depth
: from Old Saybrook up to Middletown or so, making shipping very
: difficult. The mouth of the river alone is constantly changing.
: Good for us, bad for commerce.
Here's some history of shipping on the Connecticut River in which you may be interested: https://www.wethersfieldhistory.org/history/
The Connyak BBS