Sunday, July 17, 2011

Community Boathouse

Community boathouse on the Connecticut River in Hartford.  

This is part of the riverfront park system that runs for miles on both the Hartford and East Hartford sides of the river. The boathouse has been constructed in anticipation that the spring floods will flow through the lowest level.  The park in which the boathouse sits will be flooded each spring, but it emerges unharmed when the water drains away.  The riverfront has been re-engineered to give the floodwaters a place to go.

18 comments:

Kate said...

It looks very calm and peaceful. Well-kept grounds. Do trains still use the railroad bridge in the background?

brattcat said...

The Connecticut is such a beautiful river, isn't it?

cieldequimper said...

I'll bring cake to spend an afternoon there. I won't row though due to my tendonitis.

Birdman said...

Where's the skull with the motor? hahahaha

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I just love that word 'boathouse' it summons up all sorts of lovely summery images, lovely picture Jack.

Regina K said...

Great planning and such a beautiful area in return.

Farmchick said...

Wow...a really beautiful, well kept area. Nice

Sharon said...

Some interesting engineering went into that construction. It brought back a childhood memory of seeing houses close to the Mississippi River edge built up on very tall stilts so that the water would pass underneath when the floods came each spring.

JM said...

Taking floods for granted. I think I should send this post to a couple of Mayors I (don't want to) know.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Providing a flood plain is a much more effective and cheaper way to deal with floods than dams and levees.

Rowing is hard. Julie and I tried it once. We have just recently bought a rowing machine. I need to get on it more often.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, peaceful looking place and so well kept. Wise idea to be prepared for floods! Great capture as always, Jack! Hope you have a great day!

Sylvia

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

now this is a peaceful Sunday image. I would like to walk down the river and enjoy the day. Alas, I have to go and help my mother move into her new house. Opening boxes and unpacking is my destiny today

joo said...

I love boats, and this place looks lovely!

RedPat said...

A good flood plan indeed! I like this shot - peaceful and serene.

Lois said...

They certainly are prepared!

VP said...

Everything is so clean and neat. Our community places aren't anything like this!

EG Wow said...

Lovely photo!

jennyfreckles said...

Your whole area looks so neat and tidy and attractive.