Local Oil & Quality Propane Services Near Chester, Connecticut
Chester is a beautiful small rural town that has grown and adapted since its historic beginnings as a shipbuilding and mill town. It’s motto is “a place to experience old time New England” and takes pride in celebrating community, the outdoors, art, history, music, theater, crafts, cuisine and conversation.
Very early in its history, the town was known as the Pataconk section of Saybrook, an American Indian term referring to a round or wigwam-shaped hill. The district back and up from the ferry landing probably suggested the title by which the whole town was designated. The Wangum, or Wangunk tribe, occupied the territory. As a tribe, the Wangums lived side-by-side with white settlers until 1785. The remains of the last of them rest in the Old Burying Ground near the [old] Town Hall, where a plot was sectioned off for a cemetery in 1736.
A trading venture to America which originated in the walled city of Chester in old England, and recorded in the colony’s early assembly books, is believed to establish a link between the two places. Whether or not this mercantile undertaking proves the connection between Chester of the old world and Chester of the new, it is known that the Waterhouse family of settlers originated from Chester, England, and gave the new settlement its name.
Chester Rock Lighthouse flashes its signal to passing boats only. The port is no longer used. Once a shipping and ship-building center, Chester’s saw mills and lumbar yards did a volume of business, with the vessels tied to her docks. During that period, one of the establishments supplying lumber and ship planks was the most extensive of its kind in the state. At this time, too, the West Indies figured prominently in the maritime activities of the townspeople.
Grist mills, tanneries and forges were also among the other early industries. A forge is known to have been in operation in 1790, and another in 1818. L’Hommendieu’s gimlet and bit factory flourished in 1811.
The Chester-Hadlyme ferry, with its western terminal at Chester, first rendered service in 1769. Credit goes to Captain Jonathan Warner for the ferry’s inauguration. This is the last ferry being run across the Connecticut River. It is owned and operated by the State of Connecticut.
Daniels Energy Serves Connecticut Shoreline Homes
Daniels Energy is proud to serve Chester. With our Centerbrook office and Deep River fuel storage facility, we offer our Shoreline customers responsive service and dedicated customer care. Our customers are also our neighbors. Robert, David and Barry Daniels call the Shoreline home, as do many Daniels Energy staffers.
Since 1926, the Daniels family has provided Connecticut homes and businesses with quality heating and cooling services. Whether you’re looking to convert from oil to propane, install or repair HVAC systems, tanks, furnaces, boilers, or hot water heaters, Daniels Energy is there for you. We are Connecticut’s leader in commercial heating and cooling solutions. You can depend on our ethical and courteous standards of customer service to make your home comfort affordable. Let Daniels Do It.
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