Our next stop was the Newport Tower in beautiful Newport, RI. Again this is a strange stone feature whose origin is hotly debated. Some say the vikings built it, some say it was a lighthouse, some say it aligns with astronomical features, etc. (more info)
Our final stop was at the tomb of Col. Benjamin Church in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Benjamin (b.1639 - d.1718) was the first "Ranger"and commanded the colonist forces to victory during King Philip's War. Much of the war itself took place right there in that area (more info). It is almost certain that Benjamin Church is my grandmother's (Margaret Church) great, great, great, great, great grandfather. He is also the grandson of Richard Warren (my confirmed ancestor) who came to the new world aboard the Mayflower.