slides: James Clayton Sattel’s RI Views: Narragansett In Winter
Saturday, February 16, 2013
This week, Jim visits one of Rhode Island's great summer destinations--Narragansett--to capture its moods in the middle of winter. The grey skies and snow-dusted landscape give an entirely different set of outlines to the traditionally blue and green havens. The result? A new and beautiful way of looking at a place you thought you knew
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The historic Narragansett Baptist Church (also known as the South Ferry Church) was built in 1850 by Thomas A. Tefft. South Ferry was a thriving textile village in the mid-nineteenth century, but by 1908 the Baptist congregation moved to a building one-mile away. The church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Here's an amazing view from URI's Narragansett Bay Campus--the Dutch Island Lighthouse, as close a view one can get except on a boat! In the west passage Narragansett Bay, Dutch Island Lighthouse is a 42-foot brick tower built in 1857. It was built to replace a lighthouse established in 1826.
Flowing through the Rhode Island towns of North Kingstown, South Kingstown and Narragansett, the Narrow River (originally the Pettaquamscutt River) is a great paddling destination. Even intermediate kayakers and caneoists can easily paddle its entire 6-mile length, from Carr Pond to Rhode Island Sound, in a single day. Looks pretty different in winter, though!
A peaceful snow blankets the Point Judith Fishermen's Memorial, which overlooks Point Judith, the seawall, Block Island, and the entrance to Narragansett Bay and the North Atlantic. More than a tribute to an industry and the lives of its fishermen, the monument fills a special need for families who have lost a loved one. The memorial will provide a place for family and friends to visit, reflect, and heal. Winter provides an even more peaceful outlook.
This wonderful piece of carving has told generations of children that they're nearly to the beach, and he looks a bit somber under a dusting of snow, doesn't he? The 23-foot-high, wooden Indian sculpture on Kingstown Rd is the work of Peter Toth, a Hungarian immigrant. Carved from a single Douglas fir, it was completed in 1982. Two stonemasons from the Narragansett Indians tribe built the base. Here's a great piece of trivia: Toth sculpted 67 Indian statues, including at least one in each state.
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