There’s no way that Virginia Wolf wrote about Norwalk’s Sheffield Island Lighthouse in her book To The Lighthouse, but you can feel the sentiments from this quote:
“With her foot on the threshold she waited a moment longer in a scene which was vanishing even as she looked, and then, as she moved and took Minta’s arm and left the room, it changed, it shaped itself differently; it had become, she knew, giving one last look at it over her shoulder, already the past.”
The past is present if you take the ferry, offered by the Norwalk Seaport Association. They offer themed trips during the summer.
But to really partake of the Norwalk Harbor, you have to dig into the native oysters. The Seaport Association offers an event in June worth checking out.