Milford Harbor’s Long Winters

     Milford Harbor has been an important part of boating for hundreds of years. In the summer, boaters park their boats in the marina and enjoy the downtown area, although in the past the harbor was used for fewer pleasure purposes and more trade purposes. 

     The city of Milford website states, “although primarily agrarian, shipbuilding, oystering, small industry and trade on the open seas from the harbor were part of the local economy. The early 1900s brought the leather industry along with the making of boots, hats, and shoes. Milford was also famous for carriages, which were sold throughout the centuries.”

     But during the winter, the harbor sits dormant other than the very few oyster boats still collecting their daily oyster totals.