The Block Island Times

A Week in Pictures

By Kari Curtis | May 09, 2014
Photo by: Linnea Nichols

"Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us The very clouds move on."

-Heinrich Heine

(Photo by: K. Curtis)
(Photo by: K. Curtis)
(Photo by: K. Curtis)
(Photo by: K. Curtis)
(Photo by: K. Curtis)
(Photo by: K. Curtis)
2014 Hurricanes Varsity Baseball (Photo by: John Tarbox)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Richard J Sappelli | May 12, 2014 11:21


Mr. Curtis:

I really enjoy your photos every week. As a young boy during the 40's we spent many a happy summer on the island.  We stayed at my aunts place ehich she called Sealands.  It was located on the the second highest hill on the island and we could see the sea and Beacon Hill from her cottage.

It was located over the hill from a summer rental called "Sunnyside" Here they rented rooms for the weekend and summers.

We had no electricity and used kerosine lamps. We had a 2 seater outhouse in the barn/garage  next to the house. A cistern supplied water for cooking and washing. We would go to get drinking water at Champlins boat dock where a windmill supplied free good water for whoever wanted it. We did a lot of walking as during the war years gasoline was rationed. We did have a car which we brought to the island on a ship called the Pymequid. Spelling is wrong!.

The house - cottage was supposedly built by a sea captain and had been blown down a couple of time previously by hurricanes. The blown down debre was still there scattered around the hill.

Anyway - your photos bring back found memories of our numerous summers on the island.  I can still see aunt Bessie waving an american flag as we left from the new harbor after Labor Day to go back home and to school.

Keep clicking away and best to you.

Richard Sappelli




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