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Old 02-22-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I've heard that Milford has the largest waterfront in CT, but if you jump on Google Maps (or other tools), Greenwich has a much larger waterfront. 13.5 miles vs. ~10. I can copy and paste my work if you'd like, and I was more than generous on my "lines" in favor of Milford. Branford also has more extensive waterfront.
With Branford's, I wonder if they include the Thimble Islands.

I, too, remember reading that Milford has the largest waterfront in the state.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Hey Wilton, are we talking about the same Milford here? I did the same exercise from the tip of the Housatonic (not including any of the riverfront, even if salt water) to West Haven and including the harbor and the large part of Gulf Pond and I got 16 miles. Leave out the harbor and Gulf Pond and it's 14 miles, like in the Wikipedia and NY Times article. Charles Island is probably worth a decent .5 miles too.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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I'm not including the Thimble Islands. Get on Google Maps and give it a shot. Greenwich by (a few) miles.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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Stratford claims 14 miles, including the Housatonic.

http://www.townofstratford.com/conte...5/default.aspx
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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Counting the Housatonic in Milford puts it at about 26 miles.

Hard to argue that Greenwich measurement though if that's accurate. Not sure why they haven't made the claim then.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Counting the Housatonic in Milford puts it at about 26 miles.

Hard to argue that Greenwich measurement though if that's accurate. Not sure why they haven't made the claim then.
Probably because they try VERY hard to get people as far away from their beaches as possible.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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I can squeeze at least 5 more miles out if I measure more generously and include all of Indian Harbor and Cos Cob Harbor/Mianus Pond.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Bristol.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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Bristol.
Really? I've heard a lot of bad things around these parts...but I have no clue.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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What about Bethel? One of my family members lives there, and I stayed with them for a while and thought it was very nice, but low key. Not sure if you would call it blue collar, but I did meet some folks who would fit in that category. Definitely struck me as middle class, by CT's standards.

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