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03-16-2012, 04:05 AM
Exploring West Island, Rhode Island - YouTube (

in the late 1800s, when the West Island Club welcomed some of the most powerful and wealthy men in the country, including Grover Cleveland, Cornelius Vanderbilt and JP Morgan. They came here to socialize and to fish, and their main quarry was striped bass, which patrolled the edges of the surf-pounded rocks and deep holes of the islands. According to the records maintained by the club, the fishing here was tremendous—at least for a time.

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03-16-2012, 04:59 AM
Great video, thanks for posting.

03-16-2012, 05:14 AM
very interesting