The Real Rebecca
The following note was sent in from Bruce Montgomery of Cooneymus Road:
“An early-morning photo shoot brought me to the back acres behind the Block Island Power Co. And there on the lawn, “The Real Rebecca.” When the statue of Rebecca was re-conditioned back in the early 2000s, the old one went into hibernation in one of the buildings at BIPCo. She was supposed to re-emerge as the centerpiece in the lobby of the New Town Hall. Obviously, that never happened.
“And now, instead of being the center of attention on her pedestal in the middle of Water Street, she is spending her dotage as a lawn ornament.”