Author: Philip Tibbetts.
Rationale: The horizontal wavy hoops in the lower half of the design represent the Connecticut river. Above this are placed three bunches of grapes, positioned two up and one down, that recall the grapevine emblem of the State first used in the colony seal. Grapes have been used as a simpler emblem than a whole vine. The indigo colour recalls both grapes and water, whilst the counter-changed white refers to the moon as the name Connecticut mean ‘Long Tidal River’.