Essex, CT

41°21'N 72°23'W
Essex, CT
...CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD EXPECTED INTO THIS EVENING... ...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT... * AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40...
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...FREEZE CONDITIONS ACROSS THE INTERIOR AND PARTS OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING... ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT....
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...FREEZE CONDITIONS ACROSS THE INTERIOR AND PARTS OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING... ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY. * LOCATIONS...COASTAL CONNECTICUT...AND WESTERN BERGEN AND EASTERN...
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...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF EASTERN NEW YORK AND ADJACENT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND. * AFFECTED AREA...THE BERKSHIRES...NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT...THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...MID HUDSON VALLEY...TACONICS...GREATER CAPITAL REGION... THE MOHAWK VALLEY...AND THE LAKE GEORGE...
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...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT... * AFFECTED AREA...NORTHERN CONNECTICUT. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. * TIMING...LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT....
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Essex, a town on the west bank of the Connecticut River about 5 miles above Saybrook Point, is a major destination for visiting boaters and others seeking to explore this stunning community's maritime connections. Those ties go all the way back to 1814, when Essex gained its claim to fame as being one of the very few American towns to ever be attacked by a foreign power. The British's bloodless attack led to the commandeering of the town and the burning of several ships that were under construction, a testament to the strategic importance of Essex shipbuilders.

In the two centuries since, the maritime industry has continued to flourish in Essex, with the crews at Brewer Dauntless Shipyard becoming much sought-after for their skills in repairing, restoring, and maintaining yachts of all sizes and styles. The town has also become a popular tourist destination, with travelers taking in the authentic fare at the Griswold Inn, sampling the many shops on Main Street, and enjoying the village's old-world charm. Whether you arrive by boat or by car, Essex is a delightful destination for anyone interested in making a deeper connection to America's maritime heritage.