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War of 1812

Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

This timeless trip begins with a classic ride. "The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House. His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all.  At the cove, they board a restored yacht called Encore and head out for a sightseeing tour that's both historic and gorgeous. "It's a very interesting area, a beautiful area.  I'm particularly interested in the history, Colonial history, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812," says this seasoned sailor who donates all proceeds of the charters to the Mystic Seaport. Passengers see the...