Category Archives: Jones River

A lovely little launch

Yes, the Local History Room is full of old stuff, but sometimes we get new old stuff, new to us anyway.  One of our recent accessions is a small trove of photographs, most not well identified, of boats built by … Continue reading

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Working on the boat

Are they getting ready for a late summer cruise, or putting her away for the season? Source: Mary Hathaway Collection MC21 For more, visit the Kingston Public Library, and the Local History Room, and the full blog at piqueoftheweek.wordpress.com

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Warmer weather’s coming (soon, we hope!)

Time to scrape the barnacles off the hulls, check the lines and gear, and get the fleet ready for the season! Source: Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16   For more, visit the Kingston Public Library, and the Local History Room, … Continue reading

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Dam!

The Elm Street dam may go the way of its upstream relative, the dam at Triphammer Falls just off Wapping Road, which was removed in 2011.  The question of dam removal is a complex one, made doubly so in Kingston and other … Continue reading

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Name the Town of Kingston’s new boat!

Kingston’s Town Administrator wrote yesterday As many of you know, the town is awaiting a new Harbormaster Patrol Boat, which is estimated to arrive around July 17th, and perhaps sooner. This purchase was authorized at this year’s special town meeting. The … Continue reading

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Lonesome train on a lonesome track

Without a date, it’s hard to know if this train belonged to the Old Colony Rail Road, or the Old Colony and Fall River, or the Old Colony and Newport (you can imagine that Fall River was a little peeved … Continue reading

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Summer vacation

The Local History Room is closed for summer vacation.  See you in August!

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For National Poetry Month: “A-sailing Down Jones River”

A-sailing Down Jones River Do you recall one night in June, When sailing down Jones River, We listened to the Bullfrog’s tune And watched the moonbeams quiver? I oft since then have watched the moon But never, love, ah never, … Continue reading

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Landscape

  There are a number of similar views in the Local History Room collections, captured by the anonymous eye of an unknown photographer, but this one stood out today.  The sweep of the land, the curves of the river, the … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: The Elm Street Bridge

Sometime before 1920, Emily Drew photographed the wooden dam at Elm Street before it was replaced by a concrete structure.  She also captured the old iron bridge constructed in 1889 to carry Elm Street over the Jones River.  Stop by … Continue reading

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