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Coal Wharf

“Take a look up. Imagine ten-thousand years ago, all of this was under a glacier that was a mile high.” So the Meetup tour guide began. Kinda hard to imagine it being colder than it is now, I thought.

From glacier to river, Podunk-ground to colonial shipyard, all that now remains of the 19th-century coal wharf is a small earthen outcrop that juts into the Connecticut River. Surrounded by the Rocky Hill – Glastonbury Ferry and acres of farmland, you’d never guess what a bustling place this used to be.

For now, it’s merely a picturesque alternative to traffic on I-91.

And I’m sure the neighbors appreciate it that way.

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