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Close To Home, A World Away
What means the most to me about
this great island is my family heritage.
It all started at the age of six weeks
when my mother brought me by train
to Stonington, Connecticut where
my grandfather, Linus Dodge picked
us up in his dragger and brought
us over for my fi rst visit. This was
the beginning of my love for this
wonderful place and while I hadn't the
slightest inkling then, the start of a
lifelong seagoing career. It is also the
place where I had the great fortune
and luck to meet my future wife,
which in turn produced a family of
four children and three grandchildren,
who are now the 13th generation of
Block Islanders in the Dodge family.
When asked why I started Blues
on the Block the answer is simple, I
love going to each event. What better
way to spend a warm summer night
on Block Island than at the Town
Beach, surrounded by others of all
age groups, listening to good music.
It doesn't get any better than that.
George Dodge, Island Resident and Blues on the Block founder
My Block Island
The Block Island Historical Society
Old views from Grace's Cove Road
Tour at the Island Cemetery
Pam Gasner, Executive Director of the Historical Society
Old West Side views
George Dodge