Monday, January 31, 2011

Moon over West Haven

This photo was taken by est Haven resident Dan Shine on a recent Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on the West Haven Boardwalk, where it runs between Savin Rock and the waters of New Haven Harbor, about two hundred yards east of Bradley Point.

"What made the photo striking, to me, was the play of the light on the rock and the snow, the picturesque streetlights, and the fact that the moon was directly overhead. Speaking of celestial bodies, back in the 1800s, there was a forty foot observatory tower atop Savin Rock; unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire in 1897," said Shine. 

Line drawing of observatory by artist Ray Owens is shown

Shine is the church historian at First Congregational Church of West Haven

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