One Bostwick Ave., Black Rock Harbor,, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-335-1433.
On Thursday, 5 p.m. Come on down, buy a book and meet Kaye Williams!! The story of Kaye Williams and Captain Cove. The biography includes the development of Captain’s Cove Seaport, along the many projects that gathered international attention. Significant among these was the restoration of the Rose, a replica of an eighteenth century British frigate, along with its subsequent use as a sail training ship. The Rose appeared on both sides of the Atlantic, and was prominent in several OpSailÒ events. Also covered was the role of the Rose in displaying the Magna Carta, and its subsequent use by retired-Chief Justice Warren Burger during the 1991 Bill of Rights Bicentennial tour. The creation of a replica of Gustave Whitehead’s 1901 airplane is detailed, along with historical controversies involving the original aircraft, also captured international attention. And there is much more. Books are $20 ~ and all proceeds will be going to St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound! The biography is dedicated to Kaye’s late daughter Jan, an official of Captain’s Cove and a promoter of area charities. The Swim Across the Sound, an event that is sponsored by St. Vincent’s Medical Center and its foundation, was one of those causes.