North Cove Gap at Dawn
This subtle and haunting picture was taken on a cold November day, at dawn, where a narrow gap joins Essex's North Cove to the Connecticut River Estuary. The gap is treacherous as the current is fast flowing with sharp rocks lying just beneath the water surface at low tide. This is possibly the gap through which stealthily, on the night of April 7th, 1814, a British Marine "Navy Seal" style raiding party, commanded by Captain Richard Coote, captured or destroyed twenty-nine US "Privateer" warships anchored in the Essex Harbor. The picture was taken with a Medium Format Fuji GFX 100 mounted with a 23mm Wide Angle Lens at F/11 at 1/25 of a second.