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Knowles Landing

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Knowles Landing, located in the historic shipbuilding village of Middle Haddam in East Hampton, Connecticut, is rich in history. From its settlement in 1723, Knowles Landing was an important port on the Connecticut River. It was a vibrant village where ship owners and tradesmen participated in large numbers during the Revolution as privateers. The landing became a retirement haven for ship captains and gradually transformed into a tourist destination accessible by steamboat. The colonial-style homes of shipbuilders were converted to taverns and stores, and the residents adapted by providing dance halls and social centers for the summer guests. Today, the land along the river, where the dock and dock house once stood, remains connected to the former Brainerd family house and land on the opposite side of the road.

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Knowles Landing
Knowles Road
Middle Haddam, CT 06456