Trombone Group Honors RI Shipbuilder Blount

EastBayRI: The late Luther Blount of Warren was many things: shipbuilder, captain, entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, philanthropist, father.

His legacy hasn’t been forgotten. When “the father of small ship cruising” died at age 90 in 2006, three daughters kept the Blount Boats shipyard and Blount Small Ship Adventures going.

But another group of people are honoring a lesser-known side of the man. When he wasn’t designing and building ships, operating his cruise lines, re-populating Narragansett Bay with oysters or donating millions to various causes, every now and then Mr. Blount would take a moment to blow his trombone.

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