Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cominicut Point

Cominicut State Park lies at the tip of an elegant cuspate foreland near the north end of Narragansett Bay. Although the greatest fetch is from the south, north storms must play a significant role in maintaining this feature's shape. The tip of the spit narrows to form the long bar that curves southward out to the offshore lighthouse. At the base of the landform, on the south side, the beach forms spits across the mouth of a small stream mouth estuary - the name of road is "Old Mill" and it appeared the site had a long industrial history prior to the residential development that dominates today.

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