Man Seeks to Protect Block Island Waterfall


Block Island Times: There’s a little piece of hidden Block Island history that John Willis would like to preserve. It’s a domed brick culvert, perhaps more than 100 years old, built underneath Old Town Road. Last summer Willis jumped down into the Mill Pond and snapped some photos, one of which shows the small but unique cascading waterfall located at the north end of the culvert.

Willis appeared before the Town Council on Monday [January 6] to make a plea. Clear away the brush so that the culvert can be more clearly seen, and build a walkway on the south side of Old Town Road so that people will have a safe place to walk. The culvert, he said, was in pristine condition. “There’s not a brick out of place,” he said.

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