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Fireworks From The Water-Long Island Sound


Reported By: Mike Ahart, News Editor (WG Staff) for the original publication please click here

I was working on an article listing all the places one can see fireworks displays by boat this coming week. Then I wondered where could you possibly anchor where you wouldn't see a fireworks display! Just about every city and town, large and small will have 4th of July festivities this coming week, including bargeloads of fireworks. Here's a compilation of some upcoming fireworks in the Long Island and Long Island Sound area, but this is certainly not a complete list! Most of these towns will also have parades and other land-based events...click on links for more information. (Some are weeks after 4th of July, but I'm including them anyway.)
Also, please don't forget that there will be millions of other boats on the water this holiday, including some with less experience. Some will lack certain gear that should be on board, and others will have too much of certain other provisions! Be safe and keep a sharp lookout.

Vietnam Veterans/Town of East Haven Fireworks Date: June 30, 2012. Rain date: July 2, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters off Cosey beach, East Haven, CT in approximate position 4114′19″ N, 07252′9.8″ W (NAD 83).

City of Westbrook, CT July Celebration Fireworks Date: July 2, 2012. Rain date: July 3, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of Westbrook Harbor, Westbrook, CT in approxi- mate position 4116′10.50″ N, 07226′14″ W (NAD 83). City of Middletown Fireworks Date: July 3, 2012. Rain date: July 6, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of the Connecticut River, Middletown Harbor, Mid- dletown, CT in approximate position 4133′44.47″ N, 07238′37.88″ W (NAD 83).

City of Norwich July Fireworks Date: June 30, 2012. Rain date: July 1, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of the Thames River, Norwich, CT in approximate position 4131′16.835″ N, 07204′43.327″ W (NAD 83). City of West Haven Fireworks Date: July 3, 2012. Rain date: July 5, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Bradley Point, West Haven, CT in approximate position 4115′07″ N, 07257′26″ W (NAD 83).

City of Long Beach Fireworks Date: July 8, 2012. Rain date: July 13, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters off Riverside Blvd, City of Long Beach, NY in ap- proximate position 4034′38.77″ N, 07339′41.32″ W (NAD 83). Clam Shell Foundation Fireworks Date: July 21, 2012. Rain date: July 22, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY in approx- imate position 411′15.49″ N, 07211′27.50″ W (NAD 83).

Groton Long Point Yacht Club Fireworks Date: July 14, 2012. Rain date: July 15, 2012. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of Long Island Sound, Groton, CT in approximate position 4118′05″ N, 07202′08″ W (NAD 83).