Thursday, July 27, 2017

John Hays Hammond, Jr. Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, Massachusetts. by Travis Simpkins

John Hays Hammond, Jr. (1888-1965). Hammond Castle. Gloucester, MA. by Travis Simpkins


Portrait Sketch of
John Hays Hammond, Jr.
( 1888 - 1965 )
American Inventor
"The Father of Radio Control"
Collector of
Roman, Medieval and Renaissance Art
Owner of
Hammond Castle
Gloucester, Massachusetts
by Travis Simpkins



Hammond Castle Museum - Gloucester, MA


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John Hays Hammond, Jr. by Travis Simpkins. Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, RI

     I spent part of yesterday afternoon with Jim Egan at the Newport Tower Museum. He's a nice guy and explained in detail his theory on what the Tower is and how it was used. It's a fascinating subject regardless of which of the several viewpoints and theories you subscribe to.


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Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, RI

Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, RI

Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, RI

Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, RI

Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, RI

Newport Tower Museum Tour with Jim Egan. Newport, RI

Narragansett Runestone on View in Wickford, Rhode Island

Narragansett Runestone on view in Wickford, RI

     I visited the Narragansett Runestone this morning. It would've been interesting to have seen it in it's original location (partly submerged in the waters of the bay), but this is more convenient and the town of Wickford has done an admirable job of presenting this mysterious historical relic.


Narragansett Runestone on view in Wickford, RI

Narragansett Runestone on view in Wickford, RI

Narragansett Runestone on view in Wickford, RI

Narragansett Runestone on view in Wickford, RI