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2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Steve Grant, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 5--On a late spring evening with the sun setting, the mouth of the Connecticut River was sprinkled with powerboats and kayaks from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme, most everybody fishing. They were after striped bass -- big ones. Herring and alewives were returning to the sea after spawning. The stripers -- and the anglers -- were waiting, among them Scott Karsten of Glastonbury, a lawyer, and Dixon M. Merkt of Lyme, a guide who was fishing...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'