ConnYak, a non-profit club in Connecticut open to all paddlers interested in sea kayaking http://www.connyak.org
American Canoe Association, dedicated to helping people enjoy the outdoors using kayaks, canoes and rafts since 1880 http://www.acanet.org
Sound Kayakers, an ACA Paddle America Club in western Connecticut and coastal Westchester, NY http://www.kayak-adventure.net
American Canoe Association, New England Division http://canoe-newengland.org
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau
of Outdoor Recreation. Boating Division. Connecticut Boater's Guide. Hartford,
CT.: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.. (print edition
and internet site) http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2686&q=322292&depNav_GID=1620
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Lifesavers, First Southern District Public Education Courseshttp://www.d1south.org/Downloads/Documents/PE/Schedule/pecourses1.pdf
US Power Squadron, sail and power boating http://www.usps.org
American Red Cross - Health and Safety Services http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.86f46a12f382290517a8f210b80f78a0/? vgnextoid=aea70c45f663b110VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD
Boating Safety and Education Connecticut DEP. http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2686&Q=322308&depNav_GID=1620&depNav=|
Expert Advice on matters of Sea Kayaking http://www.atlantickayaktours.com/pages/expertcenter/main-expert-center.shtm
Where to go boating, Connecticut DEP.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Coastal Access Guide. http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/coastalaccess/
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. Boating Division. Connecticut Lakes and Ponds. http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325530&depNav_GID=1625
ConnYak. Connecticut Sea Kayakers. Launch Site Directions. http://www.connyak.org/Public%20Affairs/Launch_Sites_HTML.htm
Housatonic Valley River Trail. Housatonic Valley Economic Development Partnership, Old Town Hall, Route 25, Brookfield, CT 06804, 203-775-6256. http://hvceo.org/rivertrail.php or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut River Estuary Canoe/Kayak Trail. State Boat Launch, Smith's Neck Road, Old Lyme, CT. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Long Island Sound License Plate Program (CT. DEP), Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency. http://www.crerpa.org/riversound.php
Connecticut River Estuary Canoe/Kayak Trail.Town Dock off Sheffield Street, North Cove Public Boat Launch, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Long Island Sound License Plate Program (CT. DEP), Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency. http://www.crerpa.org/riversound.php
Connecticut River Estuary Canoe/Kayak Trail.Town Landing off Kirtland Street. Essex Street Bridge at Pratt Cove. Brockway Ferry Landing, Deep River, CT. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Long Island Sound License Plate Program (CT. DEP), Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency. http://www.crerpa.org/riversound.php
Connecticut River Estuary Canoe/Kayak Trail. Town Park off Middle Cove. Main Street, Essex Village, Essex, CT. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Long Island Sound License Plate Program (CT. DEP), Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency. http://www.crerpa.org/riversound.php
Mattabesset River Canoe/Kayak Trail. Mattabesset River Canoe/Kayak Trail Guide. June 2007 (second edition). This on-river trail guide takes you on a two-hour tour of the lower Mattabesset River. The trail begins behind the site of the former Sawmill Pub in Cromwell, winds its way through Cromwell Meadows, a large freshwater tidal wetland located at the confluence of the Coginchaug and Mattabesset Rivers, and ends on the Connecticut River at Harbor Park in Middletown. http://www.conservect.org/ctrivercoastal/Resources/tabid/232/Default.aspx
Norwalk Islands Canoe/Kayak Trail. Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, Connecticut. Prepared by the South Western Regional Planning Agency, 2001, updated by Fairfield County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2009.
Old Brochure http://www.swrpa.org/Default.aspx?Regional=47
New Brochure http://www.swrpa.org/Default.aspx?Publications=134
Paddling Down the Willimantic River: From Stafford to Windham, CT. Launching Sites for Canoes & Kayaks. Compiled by the Willimantic River Yacht Club, 1998. http://www.willimanticriver.org/recreation/paddling.html
Outdoor Action Guide to Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries, Princeton University
Prevention of hypothermia Atlantic Coast Tours in the Hudson River Valley http://www.atlantickayaktours.com/pages/expertcenter/main-expert-center.shtml
Coldwater ACA, Sailing Committee http://www.enter.net/~skimmer/coldwater.html
Hypothermia Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothermia/DS00333/DSECTION=1
Dehydration and Heat Stroke University of Maryland http://www.umm.edu/non_trauma/dehyrat.htm
Lightning NOAA LightningFactsSheet.pdf
Borton, Mark C. et. al.The Complete Boating Guide to the Connecticut River. 2nd edition. Easthampton, MA.: The Connecticut River Watershed Council, Inc. and Embassy Imprint, Inc., 1990 (out of print).
John Sinton, Elizabeth Farnsworth, and Wendy Sinton The Connecticut River Boating Guide, 3rd: Source to Sea (Falcon Guide) (Falcon; 3rd edition, April 1, 2007, CT River Watershed Council)Detels, Pamela and Janet Harris. Canoeing: Trips in Connecticut, the long and short of it…Chester, CT.: Pequot Press, 1977.
AMC Outdoors. Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA. 02108.
Atlantic Coastal Kayaker. P.O. Box 520, Ipswich, MA 01938. http://www.atlanticcoastalkayaker.com/
Canoe & Kayak. 10526 NE 68th St., Suite 3, Kirkland, WA 98033. http://www.canoekayak.com/
Sea Kayaker. Sea Kayaker Inc., 7001 Seaview Ave., NW, Suite #135, Seattle, Washington. 98117. http://www.seakayakermag.com/