house on the rocks Narragansett Bay

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captain al on October 22, 2010

Clingstone was built as a summer home in 1905 for the Wharton family. It is a 3 1/2 story chalet that was built with mill-type frame work and shingled inside and out. The design was supposed to help it withstand hurricane force winds. I say "supposed to" because it sustained extensive damage in the 1938 hurricane, (dubbed the "Long Island Express") and stood abandoned for decades. Eventually it was renovated and still stands atop Dumplings Island in Narragansett Bay. Be sure to include Clingstone in your tours of Newport Harbor.

captain al on October 22, 2010

nice article here as well

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/07/garden/07clingstone.html?_r=1

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