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on the bowsprit for sword fish catching a characteristic feature of the place
[[underline]] July 21. [[/underline]] Barometer still falling. Strong Easterly wind. Rowed ashore and walked to the village. Cottages and hotels everywhere. Never saw such a collection of fat illshapen homely women and men. The most interesting feature of the place are the fishermen and specially their boats which are meant for use, nothing fancy or unnecessary about them. And seaworthy they must be. Today is pretty rough weather outside yet several small craft are out fishing 
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Lewis bought two big lobsters. There is plenty of fish & lobsters here. A macadamized small road circles around the Island and gives a chance to a few Ford jitneys that take care of passengers which arrive in the boats from Stonington and New London. No trees. grass covered dunes and a few cultivated patches. Afternoon barometer rises, winds diminished and by sunset everything is delightful.  Amongst the yachts at anchor is Mohican an auxiliary Brigantine built in England 1890 splendid ship; then
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