Photographer Jarrod McCabe, along with Captain Bob as his tour guide, captured the picturesque network of the Thimble Islands just off Stony Creek in Connecticut. The islands which dot Long Island Sound are filled with stories that intertwine with their histories. And, a tour with Captain Bob reveals many of those tales including the legends of Captain Kidd’s treasure or P.T. Barnum’s most famous performer, Tom Thumb.
A victorian gingerbread cottage on Governors Island with Potato Island beyond.
A portion of Cut-in-Two Island East, Tom Thumb’s old haunt.
Davis Island, where President Taft summered, is seen in the foreground with an observatory deck set on an outcropping of rock. Grey Rock Island is seen in the distance with Mother-in-law off to the right.
A seagull rookery on Frisbee Island. Potato Island in visible just beyond.
A ketch sailboat at anchor in the Thimbles.
Exton's reef with its residence set high on stilts.
Cut-in-Two West Island with the perfect backdrop of billowy clouds .
Volsunga IV, Captain Bob's Thimble Islands tour boat moored in Stony Creek Harbor.
Spectators on Captain Bob's tour take in the views of Wheeler Island.
Captain Bob stands proudly on the bow of his boat, Volsunga IV.
All photos/art by Jarrod McCabe
Read more about the Thimble Islands in Connecticut.