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Block Island,

7 mi (11.2 km) long and 3.5 mi (5.6 km) wide, off S R.I. at the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound. Visited by the Dutch navigator Adriaen BlockBlock, Adriaen,
fl. 1610–24, Dutch navigator. Eager to establish a fur trade with the Native Americans, Amsterdam merchants sent (1613) Block and another Dutch navigator to explore the region discovered by Henry Hudson.
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 in 1614, it was settled in 1661. The murder (1637) there of John OldhamOldham, John
, c.1600–1636, colonist in New England, b. England. A trader, he emigrated to Plymouth in 1623 but was banished (1624) because of his opposition to the strict government.
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, an English trader, was the direct cause of the Pequot War (see PequotPequot
, Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). The Pequot are of the Eastern Woodlands cultural area (see under Natives, North American).
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). Characterized by numerous small ponds, low hills, and a mild climate, the island has long been a favorite fishing and resort area. Possessing ferry services and two harbors, it accommodates local fishing boats and summer leisure craft. There are two lighthouses. The small town of New Shoreham (inc. 1672) is coextensive with the island.
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html) 1,000 people live on Block Island year round .
Deepwater Wind completed construction on the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm in August, and commercial operations are expected to begin in November.
Our belief is once Block Island is up and running, it will bring offshore wind from theory to reality in the United States and open up opportunities to build larger projects," said Jeffrey Grybowski, Deepwater Wind's CEO.
Deepwater Wind plans to start construction off Block Island this summer, so the farm can begin operating in the fall of 2016.
Offshore drilling company Gulf Island Fabrication (NasdaqGS:GIFI) said on Tuesday that its Gulf Island LLC subsidiary has entered into an agreement for the fabrication of five Jacket/Piles for the Block Island Wind Farm in the Atlantic Ocean.
The large pile of reading material that accompanied me on my summer encampment to Block Island included the May 12th edition of the Insurance Advocate (among a number of other editions in my quest to get up to date).
Pell proposed to the Olympic star at Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island.
The first project targeted in Rhode Island is being backed by a company called Deepwater Wind, which is awaiting final state and federal approval for a 30 megawatt demonstration-scale wind farm in state waters three miles southeast of Block Island.
I frequently fly east to destinations such as Block Island and I have never had a problem getting clearance through the Class Bravo or getting VFR advisories when flying in other directions.
US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) said today that it has expanded the capacity of its mobile broadband network in New Shoreham, Block Island, in the state of Rhode Island.
On September 19, 2010, Chief Vincent Carlone of the New Shoreham Police Department in Block Island, Rhode Island responded to a call for a capsized vessel with two people clinging to the hull.