Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Winter 2-1972

Description

Goat Island is a small island in Narragansett Bay and is part of the city of Newport, Rhode Island. The island is connected to the Easton's Point neighborhood via a causeway bridge. Goat Island is home to the Newport Harbor Light (1842). Native Americans called the island "Nomsussmuc”, and Indians sold the island in 1658. Early Newport colonists used the island as a goat pasture, hence the name Goat Island.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_Island_%28Rhode_Island%29

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Cities and towns – Rhode Island -- Newport -- Goat Island;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Newport

Keywords

Goat Island; Newport; Sheraton Motor Inn;

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