By Janet Serra

Posted: 07/16/2018 16:05:00

The Seaport Association has organized a "Season of Celebration" commemorating the 150 Anniversary of the Sheffield Island Lighthouse. There are many exciting events planned as well as new partnerships formed that ensure the vitality and environmental health of Long Island Sound and another 150 years and more of celebrating Sheffield Island Lighthouse!

One special event planned is the "150th Birthday Bash" that is taking place on Saturday, July 21, 2018. This event is one that fans of Sheffield Island, new and old won't want to miss! Don't forget your cameras to take photos of this historic event and enter them in our photo contest!

The party begins as you board the CJ Toth and depart from the dock for Sheffield Island. On the way to the island, enjoy unique cocktails and mouthwatering appetizers from the Blind Rhino in Norwalk. This popular restaurant/sports bar is known for its elevated cuisine and impressive menu items all made in-house using fresh local ingredients by chefs with more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

Arriving on Sheffield Island there will be more great food and drinks plus a very special birthday cake! "We need at least 49 people to help us blow out the 150 candles on the cake" noted Linda Cappello, Chairman of the Seaport Association and Trustee. "The fun doesn't stop there, the New Orleans Beatnicks will entertain our guests with a little bit of funk and soul adding the perfect dash of pizzaz to our "Birthday Bash," Cappello said with a smile.

The event begins with the ferry departing from the dock on 10 North Water Street at 3:30 p.m., it is best to arrive about a half hour early to make sure you snag the best seat and to facilitate boarding. The ferry will return to the dock at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the Birthday Bash Cruise is just $50. The ferry is limited to 49 guests that will help blow out the candles and celebrate our maritime heritage! For tickets click here.

Notes on Goodies...

apps on the boat:

tuna tar tar bites - on cucumber or wonton crisps
sweet potato hummus, on pita chips
mozzarella & tomato skewers
Chef Angel's famous bruschetta

apps on the island

guava bbq meatballs
bacon wrapped scallops
chicken satay skewers
buffalo chicken

stuffed mushrooms

crab cakes