Around Essex Elephants and River Gods
Homes once owned by sea captains, shipbuilders, and captains of industry are a reminder of the area's glorious past. True, the old 1,200-foot Ropewalk, a mainstay of maritime manufacturing, was gone by 1900. Gone also are the Uriah Hayden Chandlery, Judea Pratt's New City Smithy, and Abner Parker's warehouse. But so interesting to learn what remains and the backstories.