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Review of New Haven Harbor

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Ranked #52 of 57 things to do in New Haven
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Shelton, Connecticut
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326 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Okay”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

There isn't much there but a nice afternoon stop for a hot dog of taco from one of the vendors. If the Schooner is runnung I highly recommened that trip. Joe & Lenny's seafood is scheduled to open soon their. There Madison place is totally yummy and will make a great addition to the harbor!

Visited July 2012
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CT
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Coulda been”
Reviewed 14 October 2012

A downtown waterfront that still needs development. While food trucks gather for the lunch crowd, and being by the water is always nice there are few park like spaces, walking paths, or trees here. With the I-95 improvements and the move of Leon's Restaurant which provided the only dining spot for sipping and watching the sun set the feel remains more industrial than inviting.

Visited September 2012
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Massachusetts
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“So much potential, but...”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

New Haven Harbor has a great and rich maritime history that sadly, is not promoted or capitalized upon. The harbor was once the home to shipyards that built large whaling ships, sail and steam powered merchant vessels, military ships used in World Wars I and II, rum runners built for use during prohibition, marine railways used to haul yachts of the rich and famous, etc. In addition, New Haven was once the world leader in oyster farming, processing and distribution. At one time all Saab automobiles sold in the United States were shipped into New Haven.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“New Haven Harbor”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Not much to say about the Harbor there really isn't much to do. There are some boats you can go out on & lots of food vendors that are mostly Mexican but good

Visited July 2012
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North Haven, Connecticut
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115 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Really?”
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Well, it's dreary, not developed for tourists at all....although they do have the boat ride which is nice. Not really a great water view and the water is certainly not that clean. It's a shame that the long awaited (very very old and a long time on the back burners) construction of an actual tourist attraction never came to fruition. New Haven (and the whole state for that matter) really do not put much into the harbors and the fisheries. It's a shame!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Linda L
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