Where in Branford: A Red, White & Blue Tribute

Where is this mysterious marker?

This unmarked, flower-covered tribute isn't to be found in the cemetery -- I'll give you that much. Thing is, I found it conspicuously placed on the ground near a couple informational placards -- neither of which gave any details about why it was there or what it signified. But it looks important, and it definitely catches the eye as you walk by.

Those are your hints. This is your mission: tell me where this is -- that might be the easy part. For full credit, tell me where it is and what it commemorates, or why it's there.

Good luck, and happy Fourth!

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Constance Miller July 05, 2012 at 04:29 PM
After you go under the railroad overpass where Montowese Street becomes S. Montowese Street it is off to the right just beyond the small parking area overlooking the Branford River. If you look across the river you are looking directly at Sansone's. It is close to the place of the remains of the old ship wreck ,pictures of which were captured so beautifully for "Where in Branford" about a year ago.
Davis Dunavin July 05, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Exactly right, Constance. Do you know what it's in memorial of? I couldn't find any information on it.
Karen July 09, 2012 at 01:26 PM
...at the plaque for "The Schooner Jenny Lind" !
Karen July 09, 2012 at 01:32 PM
from branfordhistory.org: "After 44 years of trade at sea, the “Jenny Lind” had outlived her usefulness and was abandoned near the Montowese Bridge to rot away in the changing tides of the Branford River."


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