Monday, January 9, 2017

Greenwich Preservation Network Dedicates River Road-Mead Avenue Historic District Marker

Cos Cob, CT , January 9, 2017-- On December 21, 2016, the Greenwich Preservation Network dedicated a new historic marker for the River Road-Mead Avenue Historic District in Cos Cob. Located off East Putnam Avenue, the district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
The permanent marker, located near the Water Club on River Road, outlines the history of the area for all passers-by. Greenwich Preservation Network chairman Diane Fox thanked sponsors Beacon Point Marine and Cornerstone Contracting and sign designer Charles Hilton Architects for the part each played in the making the project possible.
Greenwich Historical Society Chairman Davidde Strackbein and Executive Director Debra Mecky spoke briefly about the history of the area and the architectural heritage it represents, and Selectman John Toner congratulated and thanked the participants on behalf of the town of Greenwich. Among those in attendance were Stephen Bishop, chairman of the Greenwich Historic District Commission and State Representative Fred Camillo. Both also serve on the Preservation Network Committee.

The River Road-Mead Avenue Historic District lies between two centers of maritime commerce at the lower and upper landings on the Mianus River and played an important role in the early development of the Town of Greenwich. It was once part of William H. Mead's farm and was subdivided by Mead into one-half acre lots in 1835. The area developed slowly up through the Civil War, but between 1870 and 1910 grew into the most prestigious neighborhood in the village of Cos Cob and remains today as one of the best examples of pre-World War I, upper-middle class housing in Greenwich. Its nineteenth-century homes and carriage houses, later adapted by new owners into residences, preserve a significant variety of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate and Second Empire, while its early twentieth century homes showcase notable examples of Colonial Revival and shingle styles.

The waterfront side of River Road today is now a mix of commercial, recreational and residential use, and the entire area has thrived through the centuries to become the vibrant historic community we know today.
The Greenwich Preservation Network was founded under the auspices of the Greenwich Historical Society with a mission to educate and provide information to Greenwich residents regarding the value and need to preserve significant architectural and historic structures and streetscapes. The River Road-Mead Avenue Historic District is the second historic district in town to receive a marker. The first was the Greenwich Municipal District on Greenwich Avenue; a third marker for the Fourth Ward is planned in the coming year.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a future marker may contact the Greenwich Historical Society at 203-869-6899.

River Rd marker dedication
Left to right: Peter Berg, Greenwich Preservation Network; Davidde Strackbein, Greenwich Historical Society Chairman; Stephen Bishop, Greenwich Historic Commission Chairman; Jerry Pusser, Cornerstone Contracting; Rick Kral, Beacon Point Marine (front); Daniel Pardy, Charles Hilton Architects; Cindy Kral, Beacon Point Marine; Debra Mecky, Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director;  Charles Hilton, Charles Hilton Architects; Wendy Blume, Cornerstone Contracting; (front) Diane Fox, Greenwich Preservation Network Chairman; Barbara Russell, Cornerstone Contracting; State Representative Fred Camillo

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Beacon Point Marine is having the rare end of year sale on leftover new boats. 

If you have considered a family fun pontoon or a Carolina Skiff,
they have a few select models at prices below cost.
As a result, you can save like never before.

2014 17 DLX kit boat, Carolina Skiff, below cost: $3500
2015 Carolina Skiff JV 17, price buster at $2995
2015 Carolina Skiff JV 15, blow out pricing at $2995
2015 14' Carolina Skiff, moving out below cost $1500
Leftover 2014 22' Premier 221 Gemini Pontoon, must move out, $16,500

Contact Brian or Brock for more details.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Beacon Point Marine is happy to introduce our updated logo. This demonstrates what we are known for in the boating world, for the last 25 years: Sales, Service, Slips and Storage.

Beacon Point Marine celebrates 25 years in CT

Powering Memories
Beacon Point Marine celebrates 25 years of helping boaters in Connecticut.

Few activities can have an impact on a person’s life quite like boating. When a person becomes a boater, a whole new world opens up. They can spend leisurely days on the water exploring the coast or traveling to new ports. They get to experience the excitement that comes from battling large fish offshore. They can bond with friends over watersports or evenings spent socializing onboard. And, for some, they get the satisfaction of sharing this new world with their children or grandchildren.

For 25 years, Connecticut’s Beacon Point Marine has been introducing friends and neighbors to the boating community. And, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2016, they are just as committed and enthusiastic about helping boaters as they were on Day One.

Beacon Point Marine is a certified Clean Marina and 5-Star Dealership with locations in Cos Cob and Shelton, Connecticut. Northeast anglers have come to appreciate Beacon Point for their extensive selection of new and quality pre-owned sportfishing boats from some of the best brands around. They carry world-class Scout Boats, known for their innovative luxury center console and dual console fishing boats. Beacon Point also carries the intelligently designed and excellent fishing vessels from Sea Fox, featuring models such as their Commander, Traveler, and Voyager.  They also offer affordable fishing boats from Carolina Skiff and, for the exceptional social experience, Premier Pontoons.

Additionally, Beacon Point Marine is a full-service marine company with a professional tech certified service department committed to helping boaters. They can tackle engine work on outboard motors from Yamaha, Mercury and Suzuki. Both facilities offer summer slips and winter storage, haul outs, shrink wrap, fiberglass, electronics and more. And their Cos Cob location – home to the beautiful Greenwich Water Club – offers a gas dock and pumpout.

To find out for yourself why Beacon Point Marine has become a fixture of the Northeast boating scene over these last 25 years, visit their website at

Beacon Point Marine
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Contact: Karen Piscitelli
(203) 661-4033;