New England Legends Podcast

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger, and radio host Ray Auger explore a legend from somewhere in New England. Topics range from the ghostly, the unexplained, to the just plain weird.

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Block Island's Burning Ghost Ship

Updated about 9 days 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.