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February 27, 2020

For over 32 years the steamboat Block Island led a charmed life and was never involved in a major accident. This picturesque steamboat was part of an excursion fleet that plied the waters between the Thames River and Block Island. She was built to serve the growing sum...

November 8, 2019

Narragansett Bay is the scene of many hundreds of shipwrecks. The exact number is not known but one of the most unusual is the wreck of the Cape Fear because the Cape Fear  was a ship made of cement.
The cement freighter was
266 feet long and weighed 2800 tons. Her hull...

April 30, 2019

It was Friday, August 30, 1872 and the end of another idyllic summer in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The Ocean House Hotel and the other large hotels were still full of guests. The weather in the past week of August had been perfect but early that fateful morning, while t...