Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. As of the 2020 United States census, Connecticut was home to over 3.6 million residents, its highest decennial count ever, growing every decade since 1790.
Connecticut has a long maritime history and a reputation based on that history—yet the state has no direct oceanfront (technically speaking). The coast of Connecticut sits on Long Island Sound, which is an estuary. The state’s access to the open Atlantic Ocean is both to the west (toward New York City) and to the east (toward the “race” near Rhode Island). Due to this unique geography, Long Island Sound and the Connecticut shoreline are relatively protected from high waves from storms.
I hired a 1998 Cessna 172R (N474EP) from Arrow Aviation in Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR) and flew over the forests of Connecticut. Flew back over the enormous Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation helicopter manufacturing facility in Stratford, Connecticut and then landed away on a grass strip hidden in the trees. The takeoff was interesting, as I had to turn out to the left to avoid a hillside covered trees. We had planned to fly down to Manhattan but the visibility was too poor.
The shirt was on special offer from the Danbury Mall – I wonder why?