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Sheltered Waters

Knowledgeable boaters consider Stonington Harbor one of the premier homeports in the region.  Sheltered waters and a reliable southwesterly sea breeze in Fishers Island Sound offer ideal conditions for one design sailboat racing, day sailing and powerboat outings to nearby Napatree and Sandy Point Beaches. The harbor is an easy day’s cruise to popular destinations such as the east end of Long Island, Block Island and the mouth of the Connecticut River.

Cruisers Paradise

Stonington Harbor is a popular destination for yachts cruising the coastal waters of Southern New England. It’s easily entered in all conditions and lies just off the east-west route through Fishers Island Sound. The Harbor’s breakwaters protect an expansive mooring field, transient docks and a designated anchorage area.



Full Marine Facilities

The availability of launch service, marine repair facilities, fuel and sanitary pump-out make the harbor attractive to visiting sailors and yacht club cruises.

Local Charm

While the harbor is renowned as a yacht haven, it’s the charm of the village that lures many cruisers. The Borough’s restaurants, shops, library and historic homes are a short walk from the public dinghy dock, the Borough’s two yacht clubs: Stonington Harbor Yacht Club and The Wadawanuck Club and Dodson’s Boatyard.

Commercial Fishing

Once a bustling mercantile and ferry port, Stonington Harbor remains home to a commercial fishing fleet.  The coming and going of both commercial and recreational fishing boats are familiar sights in this active harbor.

Legendary Sport Fishing

Spin casters and fly fishermen revere Stonington Harbor because it is a convenient point of departure to the legendary striped bass, blue fish and bonito fishing in the nearby rock ledges around Fishers Island Sound and the churning waters in The Race.  Large sport-fishing boats occupy many slips at commercial dock operations in the harbor, while smaller boatyards located in the surrounding coves offer fishermen facilities and services such as launch ramps, slips for small boats, fuel, bait and tackle.

Life On The Water

New England Science & Sailing (NESS), teaches sailing, marine science and a variety of water sports to children and adults.  The non-profit organization is located on Water Street overlooking Stonington Harbor.

All Boaters Welcome

The harbor is an attractive put-in location for oar and paddle-powered watercraft as well as sailing dinghies. The Stonington Small Boat Association, located in the heart of the Borough, maintains a public launch ramp and storage space for engineless boats.

The Easy Life

Kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders and dinghy sailors are seen in increasing numbers around the Harbor.  They also enjoy exploring the inshore waters and coves close to Stonington Harbor.


Community Services, Associations & Religious Organizations

Stonington Borough Fire Departments

Main Street, Stonington CT 06378
 Non-Emergency Tel: 860-535-0329 
Emergency Only Dial 911

The Stonington Historical Society

Nathaniel B. Palmer House 
 40 Palmer Road P.O. Box 103
 Stonington CT 06378 
 Tel: 860-535-8445
 Website: www.stoningtonhistory.org E-mail (general) stoningtonhistory@hotmail.com 

The Stonington Free Library
 Wadawanuck Square

Stonington CT 06378
 Tel: 860-535-0658 
Website: www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org
 Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Wed 10 am - 8 pm; Sat 10 am - 3 pm

The Stonington Village Improvement Association

PO Box 18 
Stonington CT 06378 
Website: www.sviastonington.org 
E-mail: contact@sviastonington.org

The Portuguese Holy Ghost Society

26 Main Street 
Stonington CT 06387
 St Mary Church, RCA
95 Main St
 Stonington CT 06378
 Tel/fax: 860-535-1700 
 E-mail: Stm.Stn@prodigy.net

Calvary Episcopal Church

27 Church Street 
Stonington CT 06378 
Tel: 860-535-1181 
Fax: 860-535-0119 
 E-mail: Calvchurch@aol.com