Summer at the Shore
In 1936 when Harry and Maude Shaffer opened their Mystic marina and boat livery business, people went fishing so they had food to eat. Today the third generation of their family continues to run the business.
GALLERIES: Summer at the Shore
While the cottage on the bluff at Crescent Beach is home base, Elsa Cantor and her family venture out often while vacationing in Niantic. They ride their bicycles to Black Point every day, a six mile round trip. They go blueberry picking and kayaking and walk down to the "The Stand" for a snack or meal.
Kirk Reynolds hesitates just a fraction of a second when he's asked about Aphrodite, the 74-foot vessel that ties up every summer in Watch Hill Harbor and of which he is the captain. "Who is she? What is she? She's like a Ferrari," he purrs in response.
MORE STORIES: Summer at the Shore
For more than 40 years, Mijoy fishing boat Capt. Joe Devine, a bear of a man with a knack for affectionately sarcastic one-liners, has been getting up at 4 a.m. to ensure that others have a good time on their day off.