Tony Horwitz

Captain Cook’s Ship Found — Pretty Sure

Almost positive. And the residents of Cooktown must be stoked at the news. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project will formally announce on Wednesday that, “. . . it is 80 to 100 percent sure that the remains of the bark Endeavour are among the wrecks in Newport Harbor.” (ProJo 5.3.16) Fans of the excellent […]

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Columbus Day — Go Bowling

This statue* of Christopher Columbus at Elmwood and Reservoir Avenues is clearly not pointing in the direction of Federal Hill a neighborhood to be avoided today for many reasons. (Try Lang’s Bowlarama.) For more about Columbus, head to your local bookstore and purchase the wildly entertaining “A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World”

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At The Athenaeum

Tony Horwitz, author of Blue Latitudes and Confederates in the Attic and Brown alum, will be speaking today at the Providence Athenaeum about his new book which covers the time between the Pilgrims and Columbus. Lots of fascinating stuff took place during this period but it gets pretty light treatment in our history classes to

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