- Real Estate
By MICHAEL SOUZA
MYSTIC — It’s been a few years, but the familiar whistle that used to signal the movements of the fabled Mystic drawbridge is back at its rightful home – downtown.
On July 31, State Senator Andrew Maynard (D-Stonington) announced that the whistle had returned. It was reinstalled the previous day.
The whistle was removed during the recent rehabilitation of the drawbridge, and its absence was missed, as local residents and business owners accustomed to the unique whistle were instead subjected to an air horn-like blare. After they expressed their concerns to Maynard, the Connecticut Department of Transportation returned the whistle.
“The old familiar whistle is as much a part of historic downtown as the drawbridge itself,” Maynard said in a prepared statement. “When it was gone, people noticed. I’m just glad we were able to track it down and put it back before it was lost for good. So much of Mystic’s charm lies in its local history, and we are happy to have a piece of that history returned to us.”
DOT was more than happy to oblige. “I am pleased that we were able to make this simple change that, in turn, pleases the community,” said DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker.
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