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Re: Best embarkation point for my wife and son
Gonna throw another $0.02 into the mix. I often pick people up at Dodson's boat yard in Stonington, CT. You can park there for free and it is a quick and easy sail to Block and even closer to Mystic and even better than that is Watch Hill, RI which I highly recommend for an overnight. Not sure if they can easily park at Mystic for a long period of time? I echo Chef2sail's love of the town dock at Greenport. Good docks, reasonably priced and right in town, a block to the grocery store, plenty of places to eat, etc.
Old Saybrook would be my second choose, there is a marina just to the sound side of the Inn that will let you park. I often sail circles around the eastern, LI, CT, Western RI area picking up crew for a few days and dropping them off at either Stonington or Old Saybrook.
Check your Eldridge, there are some pretty strong tides in the area.