Westbrook is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 6,292 at the 2000 census. The town center is also classified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP).
David Bushnell, the developer of the first practical military submersible, was born 1742 in Old Saybrook, now Westbrook. He built and tested the "Turtle" locally. The "Turtle" was used to attack a British warship in New York Harbor, discovered and escaped. The "Turtle" was destroyed in the subsequent American retreat from New York.
Art Carney, Academy Award-winning actor, Co-star of the successful TV Series " The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason, lived with his family in Westbrook on the shore of Long Island Sound for many years prior to his death in 2003. Mr. Carney was appointed as Westbrook's Official Underground Director.