Size: 16" x 20" x 2"
Locale: Off the coast of Rhode Island
One of the Nature Conservancy's "Last Great Places", 44% of Block Island is a dedicated nature preserve. The island has just over one thousand full-time residents but its population swells in the summer months, especially during their annual Fourth of July celebration.
Story has it that in 1699, dreaded pirate Captain Kidd visited the island is said to have paid the woman who brought him supplies by bidding her to hold out her apron and throwing gold and jewels into it until it was full. She later moved to northern Connecticut and bought a substantial parcel of land, becoming forever known as having been "enriched by the apron."
Construction: This piece comes ready to hang, pre-framed in a custom, solid-wood frame. Its rich contours are carefully crafted from laser-cut layers of Baltic birch, which are hand colored and glued together with the intent that each becomes a prized conversational piece and treasured heirloom.
It was designed in the United States, crafted overseas, and imported
Points of Interest: Southeast Lighthouse, North Lighthouse, Mohegan Bluffs, Great Salt Pond, Sachem Pond, and more!
Related chart: Narragansett (Newport)