Newspaper Stories

The following are local newspaper references which demonstrate a never-waning local interest on the subject of the Old Stone Mill.

 


 

"Fact & Fancy about the Old Stone Mill," Newport Herald, 29 March 1899.

 

"Fact & Fancy about the Old Stone Mill," Newport Herald, 25 August 1889.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 17 August 1979, sec. A4. *Colonial miller George Lawton of Portsmouth built the Old Stone Mill for Arnold. 

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 19 November 1985, sec. A4. *Narragansett Indians and the Old Stone Mill. Click here for excerpt.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 22 May 1989, sec. C1. *The Old Stone Mill is used as a trademark.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 31 May 1989, sec. C1 *The Old Stone Mill is used as a logo.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 2 August 1989, sec. C1. *The Old Stone Mill is used as a logo.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill Needs Help," Newport Daily News, 29 November 1989, sec. C1.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 9 March 1992, sec. C1. *A replica of the Old Stone Mill once stood near Castle Hill.

 

Grist Mill, "Stone May Have Celtic Origin," Newport Daily News, 17 June 1992, sec. C1. *Irish monks built the Old Stone Mill.

 

Grist Mill, "Scots Lay Claim to Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 29 March 1993, sec. C5.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 14 April 1993, sec. C1. *The Old Stone Mill is used as a motif on numerous objects.

 

Grist Mill, "Boat Wreck Could Have Viking Link," Newport Daily News, 2 June 1993, sec. C1.

 

Grist Mill, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 18 August 1993, sec. C1 *The Old Stone Mill as a motif on objects.

 

Grist Mill, "Old Stone Mill Is Subject of Magazine Article," Newport Daily News, 10 November 1997. *A review of Paul Chapman's article in Ancient American Magazine "The R. I. Tower, Colonial Mill or VikingLighthouse."

 

Hedgcorth, William D. "Longfellow Poem Suggests Origin of the Stone Tower," Newport Daily News, 2 March 1996. Click here for related excerpt.

 

Landry, Janine. "Test Refutes Viking Tie to Mill," Newport Daily News, 4 December 1995, sec. C1, 5.

 

Local Briefs, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 26 April 1994, sec. C4. *William Penhallow to lecture on the astronomical wonders of the Old Stone Mill.

 

Local Briefs, "The Old Stone Mill," Newport Daily News, 21 July 1995, sec. C2. *Author John Dandola to do a book signing of Wind of Time.

 

"Mystery Shrouds Old Stone Mill." Providence Journal Bulletin, 29 August 1985, East Bay Edition.

 

Ogden, Derek. "Mystery of Tower Was Solved in '49," Newport Daily News, 3 February 1996.

 

---------- "Fireplaces Are Common in Tower Windmills," Newport Daily News, 23-24 March 1996.

 

"Old Stone Mill." Newport This Week, 9 November 1989.

 

Pantalone, John. "Our Mystery Tower," Newport This Week, 28 April 1994: 10.

 

Phelan, Nick. "Group Adds New Grist to Old Mill: Astronomers Say Newport's Old Mill Pre-dates Colonial Times," Newport Daily News, 2 April 1993, sec. A1, 8.

 

---------- "Stone Tower Myth Crumbles," Newport Daily News, 23 September 1993, sec. A1, 10.

 

Snydacker, Daniel. "Reports on Origin of Old Stone Tower to be published in Society Newsletter," Newport Daily News, 27 February 1996.

 

Whittal, James P. "Stone Tower Theory Raises Questions," Newport Daily News, 19 February 1996: A7. *Whittal theorizes that the Old Stone Mill was constructed as a Norman Templar Church.