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November 8, 2019

By any measure, it would have seemed to have been an unlikely place to build a fort. Most of the Pea Patch Island was an intertidal mud flat, with an average of a little more than three feet above sea level. Its highest point rose to nine feet. During spring high tides...

September 25, 2019

Gull Rocks Light Lighthouse Log (Rhode Island). “January 1, 1931: New Years Day. All dressed up and no place to go.” But Keeper James Gallen had hardly dressed in a special garb for the celebration. In 1883, the Lighthouse Service had published a 14-page pamphlet descr...

August 29, 2019

It can be a bit of a pain fishing for a couple of hours over a favorite spot, without a single hit! In the meantime, a hovering fish hawk (=osprey) plunges to the surface, and on its first try, it emerges with a nice size fish in its claws! Yikes, that sight could make...

July 2, 2019

What state is just 48 miles long and 37 miles wide yet has over 400 miles of coastline? Often called the Ocean State, its coast was host to Colonial America’s third lighthouse. Beautifully located on

a rocky shore whose overall shape was said to resemble the tail of a s...