1934 Connecticut Aerials

Connecticut was the first state to complete an aerial survey in 1934. Below is the link to view the images online.


Use the search box in the upper right to enter photo numbers. You can then click on the photo to enlarge it and then zoom an pan.

Photo # 06303: Lake Compounce, can see Wildcat

Photo # 04880: Savin Rock (NLE West Haven), can see Thunderbolt and others.

coasterqueenTRN's avatar

Pretty cool!

Thanks BZ, I love stuff like this! I went searching other parks and found Lakewood Park at 07009. I was looking for the Yankee Canonball which RCDB has listed as being at Lakewood from 1930 to 1935 but the only thing I could make out was the the Carousel pavilion which is still there today. 07495 has Quassy Amusement park but they've never had a major coaster there.

Thanks for sharing! Oh, and the Savin Rock one has their Virginia Reel a little to the northeast of the Thunderbolt and I'm guessing the one straight north is the Roller Boller coaster, but I really don't know for sure.


You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!


I also searched for the Yankee Canonball, but was unable to find it. As I researched it's lifetime in Waterbury, I found that it actually closed in 1933. Unfortunately, I discovered that some time ago and forgot where I read it.

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