We have added a sale page to our website: ” Art Gallery of Paintings on Sale”, and Meigs Point is one of the oil paintings on sale for the month of February and March by Daniel S. Dahlstrom. Please check out the page at http://www.danielsdahlstromartist.com
Meigs Point is part of the Meigs Point Beach in Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Connecticut. Hammonasset Beach is the largest shoreline park, with over 2 miles of beach to walk and explore or just relax-take a nap or read a good book. Also, picnic area, camping, place to bike, and a great boardwalk. Perfect spot to spend the day, and Madison is a quaint, historic town with nice shops and restaurants and places to stay.
You will also find here the Meigs Point Nature Center with many interesting creatures and crawly things housed here. And displaying exhibitions of local habitat–it really is a good place to bring the kids or yourselves.
Years ago, Meigs Point was actually called Meigs Island at Hammonasset Point and overtime the name changed -even though it was incorrect. On this piece of property, the first recording of a house was the Meigs Island Farmhouse around the year 1828. At one time, Daniel Meigs may have been the owner, but in 1828 the owner was J.W. Hand. Mr. Hand leased the property to Selan Wilcox. The property (in 1847) encompassed a house, two barns, 100 acres of land, Willard’s Island, which consisted of nine acres, and this was sold to A.O. Wilcox and S.H. Scranton, along with fishing rights.
And in 1924, Meigs Point became a tourist destination, with 12 canvas bungalows; which were rented at $15 weekly. The bungalows were eventually replaced with cabins–no longer have cabins on the property, but a lovely camping facility. Years ago, I camped there, and it was wonderful walking the beach at night and early in the morning.
Hope that you are able to take a trip to Hammonasett State Park–and it is even nice to visit in the winter.
And please check out the paintings that are on sale for February and March–feel free to contact us with any questions. We will be happy to be of assistance.
Thinking of doing another painting of the pond at Meigs Point—beautiful and peaceful spot.
Dan (the artist) and Nancy (the blogger)