Saybrook Breakwater Light stands where the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound meet
The Saybrook was a colony established at the mouth of the Connecticut River in 1635 during what has been called the Great Migration when English religious nonconformists and Separatists fled from King Charles I’s reign as religious conflict worsened. John Winthrop, the Younger, son of the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was designated Governor by the group that claimed possession of the land via a deed of conveyance from Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick.
The design of the Flag of Connecticut comes from the seal of Saybrook Colony. The seal was brought from England by Colonel George Fenwick, and depicted 15 grapevines and a hand in the upper left corner with a scroll reading “Qui Sustinet Transtulit”. Translated as “He Who Transplanted Still Sustains”, it conveyed the perseverance of the early colony. In 1644, Fenwick agreed to merge the colony with the more vibrant Connecticut Colony a few miles up river, which purchased the land and fort from him.
Old Saybrook’s beauty can be appreciated at any time of the year. Fresh air, sport and scenery make fishing a very popular pastime, whether on the Sound or the River. Boats from all over the country docked at the marinas at Saybrook Point. There is plenty of history, many galleries and always a lots to do.
We celebrate the communities we live in. Robert Daniels is proud to call Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook, his home.