Saturday, November 19, 2005

Clingstone-"House on the Rocks"

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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.

View in Google EarthDad, can I borrow the Dingy?


Blogger ..WW.. said...

the coolest spot in the lower bay

9:29 PM  
Blogger Rahul said...

I appreciate the labor you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.

11:07 AM  
Blogger obswimmer said...

I wonder how the utilities are furnished or if there are any. What about a septic tank or sewage? Is there electricity and fresh water?

9:01 PM  

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