The Pequots invaded Deep Riverâ€™s first settlers, the Nehantic Indians, even before the first European settlers arrived in the area now called Deep River. The Dutch first laid claim to the land in 1614 but so did the English and by 1635, the English stationed twenty men and two cannons at the mouth of the Connecticut River to prevent the Dutch from reclaiming the land.
John Winthrop, Jr., Governor of the Connecticut River, created a settlement with former residents of Massachusetts, calling the settlement Old Saybrook. Settlers had numerous conflicts with the Pequot Indians, Read the rest of this entry »
The small town of Deep River, Conn., carved centuries ago from the Saybrook Colony, is everything you would expect from an old Yankee village. Itâ€™s location along the southern stretch of the Connecticut River, a few miles above its meeting with Long Island Sound, makes it the ideal launch site for a cruise through an area steeped in cultural history and scenic beauty.
Designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a prime wetland ecosystem, this length Read the rest of this entry »
Floating down the river is a relaxing activity that can be enjoyed by all the members of your family. River rafting is a popular sport where you just float and relax. Many people take their entire family down the river in Deep River during the summertime. This is a popular area of Connecticut for families with small children. River cruises offer dining and entertainment at a reasonable price. These cruises are often closed during the winter months. You can locate a river cruise in Deep River by searching online. Read the rest of this entry »
Deep River, Connecticut is located on the lower portion of the 400-mile long Connecticut River. There are several cruise options available to explore the beauty and historical sites located along the river.
You can depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and take a leisurely cruise that lasts almost two hours. Along the way, youâ€™ll see the historic sites such as the Goodspeed Opera House, the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry and Gilletteâ€™s Castle. Cruise guides will narrate the history of each landmark.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed