Captain's Cove Seaport began as the dream of former lobsterboat captain and fisherman Kaye Williams and it is nowone of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions and marina complexe
The Marina at Captain’s Cove is a full service marina with slip space for over 350 boats. Ship’s store, hull and engine repair, rigging services and prop reconditioning. Overnight slips are available for transient vessels. Sea Tow Southern Connecticut maintains an office here at the Seaport and for those vessels arriving from overseas, Captain’s Cove is designated as an official U.S. Customs and Port of Entry.
Captain's Cove Seaport was founded by the former lobsterboat captain and fisherman, Kaye Williams. In 1982, Kaye, his wife Vivian, family members and friends began the transformation of a vacant weed-choked lot into one of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions and marina complexes.
The creation of Captain’s Cove Seaport and the restoration of the Rose, the replica of an eighteenth century British frigate, are internationally renowned. Rose became a famous sailing training vessel and Connecticut’s official state ship. In 2002 Rose was cast by 20th Century Fox Studios as the lead vessel in the film “Master and Commander” staring Russell Crowe. Currently on view at the seaport’s main wharf is the oyster vessel “John E. Pfriem”, a classic Chesapeake Bay “bugeye” ketch.
Captain's Cove Seaport is a venue for numerous annual fundraisers and celebrations. St. Vincent’s Hospital “Swim Across the Sound” is Seaport's signature yearly event for more than twenty years. The “Swim” centers on a 17 mile cross Sound race from Port Jefferson L.I. to Captain’s Cove. The race, and related events such as the Park City Regatta, raise in the neighborhood of three million dollars a year for the Hospital’s cancer support programs. Also, every August, Captain's Cove Seaport hosts two popular fishing tournaments: the “Interclub” and the WICC “World’s Greatest Bluefish Contest”. These events pit local fishermen against the feisty bluefish, the Sound’s hardest fighting game fish.
Bridgeport has been one of the leading shellfish producers in the Country since 19th Century. Berthed at Captain's Cove Seaport main commercial dock visitors can watch the vessel “Cultivator” load clams harvested fresh from the waters of the sound.
At the western end of Captain's Cove Seaport is Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center (BRASTEC). Built in 1992, BRASTEC provides training in the maritime trades to some 250 high school students from area communities. A recent 31 million dollar addition will increase the enrollment to over 500.
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