New England Legends Podcast

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

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Block Island's Burning Ghost Ship

Updated about 1 year ago.

In December of 1738, a ship called the Princess Augusta wrecked off the northern coast of Block Island, just off the shore from Rhode Island. Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the island and explore how this tragic and historic wreck turned into a ghost ship that still haunts the coast. Locals call it The Palatine Light. Folklorist and author Dr. Michael Bell joins us on this adventure.