December 14, 2019

“The River From The Air” Offers Rarely Seen, Breathtaking Views

An aerial view of Lord’s Cove in Lyme, CT, featuring unique circular creek patterns, photographed by Tom Walsh for the “River From The Air” exhibit at the Connecticut River Museum.

Essex, CT – For the past two years, Captain Tom Walsh of Shoreline Aerial Photography has been traveling the 410-mile Connecticut River, capturing its natural beauty and unusual landmarks for the Connecticut River Museum’s new photography exhibit “The River From the Air: A Bird’s Eye View”. 

Opening on Thursday, May 26, the exhibit features over 150 images of rarely-seen aerial views of the Connecticut River Valley.  From the mouth of the River at Long Island Sound to the Canadian border in Vermont, the seasonal beauty and sheer expanse of River Valley waterways, towns, and historical landmarks offer a whole new perspective on one of our most precious natural resources.   Sunken ships, crop formations, and oxbows are just some of the unique views that can only be seen from the air and are featured in the exhibit’s Wonders of the River section. 

The exhibit runs through October 2011 and is included in general admission to the Museum, Adults $8; Seniors $7; Children age 6 – 12 $5. 

Captain Tom Walsh with his 1946 Piper Cub, one of two planes he used to photograph the Connecticut River for the “River From The Air” exhibit

   The Connecticut River Museum, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the cultural and natural history of New England’s Great River, is located at 67 Main Street on the historic Essex waterfront.  For more information on this and other happenings, call 860-767-8269 or go to