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History Bytes: President James Monroe’s Visit to Newport

Two hundred years ago today, on June 28 1817, Newport hosted a visit by President James Monroe as he travelled through New England. The president arrived from Stonington, Connecticut on the famed U.S. Revenue Cutter VIGILANT accompanied by Capt. John Cahoone, Oliver Hazard Perry (most noted for his heroic role

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Found: Colonel Edward Cole’s Account of the Battle of Lake George

A letter dated September 16, 1755 detailing Colonel Edward Cole’s account of the Battle of Lake George, part of a campaign by the British to expel the French from North America in the French and Indian War. The battle was fought on September 8, 1755 between French and Indian

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History Bytes: Valuable Services Rendered

On May 31, 1869, the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations passed a “Resolution in acknowledgement of the valuable services rendered by Miss Ida Lewis of Newport.”

Ida Lewis, the famous keeper of the Lime Rock lighthouse, made her first rescue at the age

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