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PHOTOS: A long way from home

Published on August 24th, 2021

Despite Henri being downgraded from a hurricane before reaching New England, its tropical storm status was enough to dislodge of Block Island’s iconic 1BI bell buoy from its location off North Reef.

As a notable mark used during Block Island Race Week, 1BI was torn from its chains on August 22 and sent 10 miles away on Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Photos by Stephen Cloutier |

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