2011-05-05 / Letters to the Editor

Island author to hold slideshow

I am writing to comment on the informative and timely article that appeared in the Newport Daily News (April 25, 2011). Specifi- cally, the article by Arline A. Fleming on one of our local Jamestown authors, Walter K. Schroder.

I was familiar with Mr. Schroder’s initial work — “Defenses of Narragansett Bay in World War II” — and some of his other writings but was not aware of his venture into fiction. After reading his first book, I was finally able to understand the purpose for those unusual buildings, installations and strange objects that we all see in and around the bay.

It was gratifying to see such articles highlighting our local authors and giving them the credit they so well deserve.

For those interested in learning more about the bay’s defenses, Mr. Schroder will be giving a slide presentation in Newport on Friday, May 13. Mr. Schroder will be presenting slides and discussing his first book at the annual meeting of the Newport Sail and Power Squadron.

This event is funded in part by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The meeting is open to the public and reservations are required. For additional information, visit the Newport Sail and Power Squadron Web site.

David Procaccini

Newport Sail and

Power Squadron

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