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Stony Creek Navigation Project

The cove at Stony Creek in Branford is located about three miles east of Branford Harbor. Stony Creek is used by recreational boats, the local fishing fleet, charter boats, and a ferry that runs to the Thimble Islands, a group of over 30 small islands lying about a mile offshore.

The project at Stony Creek consists of:

  • A channel six feet deep and 100 feet wide. It begins in Long Island Sound, passes 75 feet off the town dock, and ends at a point 800 feet north of the town dock.
  • A 3.5-acre maneuvering basin, six feet deep and 200 feet wide, located at the head of the channel’s east side.

The project was completed in January 1970 as small project under Section 107 of the Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program.