Captain Dave takes 13 passengers in his launch, the Islander, on 45-minute cruises of the Thimble Islands, Stony Creek CT, each summer. He was born in the Thimbles and still lives on Kidd Island. The picturesque granite islands are a summer playground for boaters. The islands are privately owned. Some have one house, others as many as 32. Some islands are so small that a house covers the entire island. The islands are in the National Historic Register.