Place:Stony Creek, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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NameStony Creek
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates41.25°N 72.733°W
Located inNew Haven, Connecticut, United States
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Stony Creek is a shorefront section of Branford, Connecticut which has three unique attractions: the Thimble Islands, the Stony Creek Puppet House, and the Stony Creek Museum.

Stony Creek is in the southeastern section of Branford, centered on a harbor on Long Island Sound. Stony Creek, an affluent section of Branford along with Pine Orchard, has the ambience of a small seaside village. It is known for the Thimble Islands an archipelago of glacial rocks, ranging from down to stepping-stone size, at the mouth of the harbor. Despite their small size, they possess a wealth of history and local lore, as well as providing pleasant scenery.

Stony Creek is home to the all-male Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps, and the only all-female fife and drum corps, Totoket Ancient Fife & Drum Corps. A large quarry is still working and supplies the distinctive pink/orange Stony Creek granite. This granite was used for the Brooklyn Bridge, the Stony Creek library, and the newest House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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