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Sep 19
Commodore William A. Lottimer thought there was no reason why Stamford could not and should not have a yacht club, not only for the benefit of the yacht owners, but also for others who might enjoy spending an afternoon or evening with their families down by the water.

Sep 19
We call the game “paddle” and that’s okay, because, even though playground paddle tennis (Albion, MI and NYC) predated platform paddle tennis (Scarsdale), we only play the latter here, so there’s no risk of confusion.

Sep 19
Washington was President when Moses Rogers, a NYC merchant, began buying a land estate that encompassed the southern half of Shippan by the time of his death in 1825. When the last of his children died in 1866, a development plan was adopted, and it remains visible today in Ocean Drives East and West and the streets between them, some of which are named for members of the Rogers family. 
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